I have a My Book Essential 3TB purchased in USA that had it controlling board damaged. It is out of warranty. I removed the hard drive from inside the case and I am trying to recover the data. I put it in a desktop and the driver is detected by Disk Management from Windows 7 but as unallocated space. I made some research at this forum and discovered that the drive is encrypted. I don’t have backup of the data (they are not sensitive data, only downloaded movies, books and TV shows, but the drive is full and I don’t remember what download to recover the files).
There is some way that I can use the controlling board together with some other hardware to read the disc (presuming that the encryption chip still works)?
If I purchase another My Book Essential 3TB in USA, one year and a half later the other, and replace the new hard drive by the old one, it would work (i prefer void the warranty of the new instead to lose the data)?
My brother has a My Book Essential 2TB, bought in USA at the same time, if I place my hard drive inside his case it will work with 3Tb hard drive and decrypt my files?
If someone could help, especially confirming second and third questions, I would appreciate a lot.