My Gen2 has failed showing a constant flashing red light.
I’ve tried following a few threads on here and removed the 4TB drive and connected with a USB SATA connector.
I’ve tried Paragon’s Linux file reader but that doesn’t see the drive. I’ve also tried Ubuntu and that doesn’t see the drive nor does Disc Internals Linux reader.
The only place that recognises it is Windows Computer Management which shows ‘Unknown’ and ‘Not inialised’ but the properties says the device is working.
I’ve seen the fox-exe thread but before trying to understand any of that, it appears to suggest doing it via Ubuntu which doesn’t even see the drive so I assume won’t work for me.
It was my backup drive essentially and storage for all my music played via Sonos. As it was my ‘server’ there were some old backed up files which I probably don’t have anywhere else now but as I don’t know what I’ve lost, I’m not overly bothered. My important stuff like photos, work files and music are all double backed up anyway (albeit I’ll have to spend hours again on cleaning up the Mp3Tags on my music as I’d only done that on the server) so it’s not the end of the world if I try formatting the drive to use as a Windows disc but it would be nicer if I could at least see what I might be losing.
Is this likely to give me months of pain? It’s the second WD backup drive that’s failed on me so I’m thinking I might be better off spending more for another system.