Chassis Dead - Data Recovery (WD my book 1TB NAS)


#1

Hi,

I have a WD my book 1TB NAS, the chassis has failed but the drive is still good.  My thoughts are quite simple, take out the drive and plug it into a computer to read.  (Standard SATA USB reader)

However it is not turning out to be that simple, the drive is show as uninitialized in a Windows 7 machine and in Ubuntu.  My problem is that if I initialize the drive will_ _I lose the data?  (I am pretty sure I will)

I have a few options availible to me which I am not sure will work or not.

  • Purchase a new My Book and change the drives. 
  • Figure out what on earth will read these drives.

Any help would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks. 


#2

hi,

please don’t initialize the drive. data will lose. and you replace it with good unit won’t work any more. read this page for help. http://gotbackdata.com/article-clone%20hard%20drive.html or you can ask them for help.