Hi to everyone, I have got a WD My Cloud 2TB (single bay), which I use not only to store movies and photos, but also to automaticaly store documents from a network scanner. So I was happy to use this device that allows me to manage users and shares, and to adapt its interface to the needs of the scanner.
Unfortunately the NAS fall down from my desktop. Although the NAS didn’t recognize the disk anymore, I was able to recover most of content before the hard disk definetely died, by unmounting it and connecting it to a PC running Ubuntu Linux.
Because the NAS was working very well, I’d prefer reuse my present NAS instead of puchasing a new one. Therefore, now I’d like to replace the disk, either with a disk of the same type (WD Red 3TB) or with another with more memory. But while recovering the data, I noted that there are several partitions in the disk, with operating system and software I guess.
So, my question is: can I simply buy a new disk and connecting it to the previous hardware? Is there some automatic configuration procedure in the NAS hardware? Or must I manually create the partitions, install the firmware (taking it from where?) and configure it? In this case, is there some WD tool for doing this configurations?
Thanks a lot to everyone who can give me help or some suggestions!