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How to decrypt a WD MyBook drive after its removed from the enclosure?
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I am currently downloading and preparing a USB for Ubuntu as a live stick to boot from.
Do you have directions in Linux to recover as a SATA connected drive?
I decided to go with a local data recovery company.
They charged AUD$150 and were successful at recovering all 1.0 TB of data … phew!
I will have extra backups offline of all this data in future.
25 DAYS LATER
I have a WD hdd here from a friend who has said that the usb bridge has failed.
It is an inic 1607e chip
How would I go about recovering the encrypted data?
A first step, could be to write to: http://support.wdc.com3
But everyone must remember that any hard disk (or anything else) may
finish, anytime, its life and therefore backup are a must.
1 MONTH LATER
I put my tutorial here.
linux-mybook-tools - tools for decrypting some WD My Book drives in linux
- If you connect the bare drive to Windows, it will automatically corrupt the MBR and partition table.
- Tools for password recovery are not included.
- I am looking for more JMS538S keyblocks for a project. If you have such a drive, please send me your keyblock (and password, if any) and a copy of your sector 0.
Hello Sir, I am new here so forgive me if this reply is in the wrong place. I took my mybook drive out and used a sata adapter and hooked up to my laptop and even renamed it/to a different drive letter I have used several diff data recovery software and am confident the data is still there but the file is raw and shockwave files dont translate themselves…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me be your guinea pig to try and fix a fools mistake. Also this also statted by frying the usb controller by inserting the incorrect plug and then trying to recover data myself rather than to take it to a pro. Thank you for any consideration!!