I have just restored my WD MyBook World Edition II 2TB (white light) as I was getting hard disk issues. I put the disks into an external caddy and tried to access from my PC but neither were recognized.
I put them back in the WD and whilst I could see the data I was being told that one of the disks had degraded. I was able to backup the data I had copied to the drives so I opted to reset to factory settings to see if that fixed the problem.
After restoring to factory settings, the status of the DataVolume is “Failed” and I get the above error when I go into the Manage Volumes page on the GUI. The ExtendedVolume is showing a status of “Good”.
I am assuming is the drive marked A is the DataVolume??
I have recently purchased 2 x 2TB drives (WD green ones) and ultimately I would like to upgrade the device if possible. I have noted a couple of posts on this forum where people have successfully managed to do this. As I have no data on these 1TB drives do I I simply put the 2 new 2TB drives in and switch on the device?
Can anyone provide me with some advice? It would need to be step-by-step as all this NAS storage stuff is a bit new to me.
IF I can successfully upgrade I would like to re-use the 1 TB drives I am removing. Can anyone advise on how I can reformat them easily?
Thanks in advance