MyBook Studio Edition II - DRIVE REPLACEMENT


#1

Hello.

Im going to upgrade the current drives in the mybook with 2x 2TB caviar greens (right now i have 2x 1TB)

i have it setup in raid0 and want to copy my data over somehow.

if i replace one drive with a new one, will the old one just copy

everything over to the new one?

and then i can just replace the second one, and it will

clone that and carry on in raid0 again.


#2

Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this (you can do so either by phone or email).  As far as I understand it, you can NOT upgrade those drives with larger drives, or do what you are attempting to do.

To Contact WD for Technical Support
http://support.wdc.com/contact/index.asp?lang=en


#3

heya,

well its advertised for this mybook that you can hot-swap out the drives

if something goes wrong etc. the acutal cage of the device can be popped 

open and the drives easily removed. its advertised by wd too


#4

hey! Did you succeed replacing the drives by larger ones?


#5

I would like to know too if anyone was able to update a My Book Studio II with larger drives.

I contacted support and they told me you can only change a drive with one of the same capacity but I wanted to check here too.

Certainly it’s a bummer cause I was convinced when I bought the drive that you could upgrade the system with larger drives and apparently I was not the only one.

I don’t understand what prevents larger drives to work.

Any feedback from anyone?

Thanks


#6

Those external cases have firmware written for specific types of drives.


#7

Thanks Bill S,

Can’t the firmware be updated with the larger drives version?

Thank you


#8

I doubt it will ever be done for existing drives.