I have a WD MyBook World Edition II (Blue Rings) (2x1TB) NAS device.
I used to use it in a linear array, until Drive A died, and I lost all my data. I stopped using it for a while. Once I had decided that I couldn’t afford to use a data recovery service, I accepted that my data was lost, and I decided to replace the bad drive, change the type to RAID-1, and start using my NAS device again.
Here’s what I’ve found:
- With both drives installed (the new A and the original B), the device takes about three minutes to boot, and about 2-3 minutes later, the device overheats (both blue rings flashing together), and it stops responding over the network, or doing anything at all.
- I have tried formatting Drive A in the system, but that’s when it seems to overheat (when it is formatting or synchronizing)
- If I remove the new Drive A, the device works (with the RAID degraded - no protection) and does not overheat.
Here is where I could use some help/advice:
- If my observations are correct I should be able to remove the drives and format them in a PC.
- Since a RAID-1 is just a simple mirror, I should be able to copy the drive image from Drive B to Drive A (though there should not be any data on either drive right now - only formatting)
- I cannot find any data on how the drives are formatted in this system (FAT, FAT32, NTFS, ext2, ext3, ext4, etc.)
- Can anyone give me instructions on how to format these drives outside of this device, or better yet, how to properly format these drives and build the array (RAID-1) so that the device can just use them?
- Is there something I can to do make this NAS device not overheat when formatting or synchronizing?
Any help is greatly appreciated. I would love to get this device working properly (again).