Can I recover a failed My Book Studio LX w/ encryption on?

I’ve got a My Book Studio LX that makes strange noises when it powers up and won’t mount. I thought I’d try taking out the drive and putting it in another enclosure to see if I can still access the data. However, I just remembered I have SmartWare security enabled. If I put it in another My Book Studio LX enclosure that has the same password, will it allow me to access the drive (assuming the drive itself is still OK)? And has anyone managed to get this enclosure opened? I’ve been struggling for the past hour trying to open it without luck.


I don’t recommend you trying this. However I do recommend contacting a data recovery company.