I have three different MyBook Duo enclosures and have updated the drives multiple times. Last night, one of the drives ejected itself and now it refuses to mount. I have tried it on both my Mac Mini and my MacBook Pro with no luck. Nothing in Disk Utility at all. And, as bad luck would have it, it failed in the middle of its first backup to another newly formatted RAID so I only have half of the data backed up. If I had a complete backup, this would be a non-issue. But, I do not.
My big question is: Can I pull the hard drives from this enclosure and put them into one of my other enclosures without losing the data on the drives?
It is two Caviar Green 4Tb drives. All the drives in all the enclosures are formatted the same to RAID 0 and there is no encryption that I am aware of or anything like that. It was formatted using Disk Utility. It would be a like for like swap. The drives would go into the identical slots in the other enclosure.
Or, would pulling the drives make the drives lose their RAID connection? Are the drives ‘tied’ to this particular enclosure? I do not believe that the drives are bad as I received no indications or warnings of a potential drive failure.
Thank you in advance for any help.