Yesterday I found that my 13+ year-old My Book Studio II RAID has failed, and it happened over a month ago so my cloud backup purged the files.
The two 1TB drives will boot separately in an external USB dock. One seems to be intact, the other says it need to initialize and has a missing/unknown partition, it appears to have bad sectors and sounds like it’s getting stuck. Data recovery software can recover some files, but these were apparently configured in RAID 0. So all the files are truncated.
Drives aren’t recognizable in the MyBook enclosure, I just get a flashing LED.
I should also mention, I’m on a PC, but use MacDrive to be able to read my old drives from college.
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I took the drive to a local data recovery guy and paid $600 to recover my data and put it onto a new drive. Ultimately it was worth it to me because this was full of my photography work and personal files from my college years, but it was painful paying that much. Lesson learned to never use RAID0 and let my online backup lapse!
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