I have a MyBook World Edition 1TB network drive (blue light) that has died. It started disappearing from the network from time to time, then after an extended trip I came home and it was nowhere to be found. The blue lights do not come on after power up, even though I can hear the drive spin up. Since it’s out of warranty (by two months!) I figured what-the-heck and cracked it open. I removed the drive and put it into an external enclosure, then plugged it into a USB port. It can’t be seen by my PC … can be seen but not read by my Mac (“The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. Initialize/Ignore/Eject”)
should I be able to see the drive in this fashion, or is there a proprietary format of some kind on the World Edition because it’s a NAS?
assuming I should be able to see contents of the disk if it were okay, does this mean the disk is fried?
if the disk is fried, can I replace it with an off-the-shelf drive with hope of having a working NAS device again?
if so, how should the new drive be formatted before placing it back in the World Edition enclosure?