I just purchased a MyBook Duo 16TB to use as an 8TB mirrored drive with RAID 1. I am interested to know whether- in the event of an enclosure failure- your drives can be moved to a new WD MyBook Duo enclosure with the data intact. I’m reading a lot about hardware encryption making the drives unrecoverable (without great expense) in the event of an enclosure failure, and it’s making me nervous about my purchase.
Are you able to swap your drives into a different MyBook Duo enclosure and recover your data? Is updated installed firmware an obstacle? Any concerns with MyBook Duo enclosures built for different size drives utilizing differing power supplies? For example, if I purchased a 4TB (2x2TB) MyBook Duo, could I then swap my 16TB MyBook Duo (2x8TB) drives into that enclosure? I like the idea that I can replace one drive in my original enclosure if I experience a drive failure. Just want to make sure that, in the unlikely event of an enclosure failure, I won’t have lost everything, or incurred a huge amount of hassle.