About a week ago my WB froze - all the blue leds stayed on and it felt hotter than usual. I removed power, let it cool down, gave it power and it worked fine for a few days until it froze again.
I repeated the process, starting copying files off, but before it got very far, the blue lights froze again, but not two solid rings like the first two times (one quarter of the inner ring was dark). I could still ping the device before removing power.
I powered it off again - but now when I give it power I hear the disk starting up, but no blue light activity at all, and no ping.
I don’t think I can connect it via USB to remove files - I may just have to remove the disk and put it in a computer to recover the data.
Question: how is the disk formatted Linux something or NTFS (for the exported shares)?
Has anyone else any experience with removing the disk and recovering the data?
Any suggestions welcome. I am sure I have not thought of all the options.