My 3TB My book Live lost all connectivity, and I was never able to recover the data because of the fact that no machine/software I tried could read the physical disk’s 64k block size that the data partition was formatted in.
I now have a 6TB My Book Live and want to use the drives in RAID1, but realize that this will be totally useless if I cannot recover the data should the device fail again. I want to make sure that my data can be recovered if the mybook dies, otherwise it reduces the effectiveness of the redundancy to 0.
I want to format the data partition so that it can be read by other computers. I don’t care if i need a linux machine to read it, though ideally a windows machine could also read the format.
What file system should I use?
I am not 100% linux proficient, but I can read manuals. If anyone has any suggestions on where to begin reading up on how to do this I would appreciate it.