Seems my MyBookWorld (blue rings) has bit the dust. This is really bad as this is my primary storage for EVERYTHING I have pretty much.
My wife started complaining last week that the fan was loud. Then 3-4 days later, the blue rings started alternating every 3 seconds. I turned off the unit and started reading…
I noted that it said this stands for a degraded RAID. So I plugged it back in and attempted to access the web server… I could ping the unit, but I could not get to the web interface.
After unplugging the unit and opening it up to get the serial numbers off the drives, I put it back together and now the unit will not even power up. (No blue lights) I do get lights on the network jack though.
I checked the voltage on the power supply and it reads 11.xx volts… I expected 15 off a 12 volt power supply with no load. I’ll bet the power supply’s low voltage overheated the unit and toasted the mother board. When I plug it in I can feel/hear the drives barely clicking to try to spin up…
I put one of the drives in my computer and it spins up just fine and I can see the partitions. (Windows box so I can not read them)
I have ordered a new drive via RMA (20 days left on my warranty)
Anyone think my drives are good and I’ll be able to get my data back?