I’ve had a 2 TB Mybook Live for the last two years, and I was so pleased that I bought another 3 TB drive.
I started copying the files over the network, but after two days of copying about 400 GB (it’s slow…) , the 2 TB device would start to hang. I didn’t worry too much, and just rebooted my computer, and the WD device.
After a few times of this, it seems my 2TB WD device is dead
About 10 seconds after turning the device on, the front led (which starts with blue) turns to red, and stays red.
Strangely, the disk sounds like it’s still spinning and seeking, even after the red light.
The device also no longer answers pings or (obviously) show the web interface. The network is fine - I didn’t change anything in it, and the back leds are green (one constant green, the other flashing once in a while in green).
Do I have any hope to ever see my 2 TB of files again?
And to think I lost my files *because* I wanted to back them up to a new device