I purchased a MyBook World Edition (Ethernet) drive several years ago. It only works with as a network drive. There are no ports to access it via USB. Recently with new computers that has have windows 7 and 8, I’m having a problem getting the drive to show up on the network.
I just purchases a new WD 3TB Elements Drive last week and I want to transfer the data from the old MyBook drive. I got the idea to take the drive out of the network casing and inserted it into a sata external enclosure so I can now access it via USB. But for some reason I can’t get the drive to show up on windows 7.
I can hear and feel the drive power up. I can hear that windows has recognized the drive when I connect it to the USB. And I see the bubble message letting me know that windows installs the drive correctly. But it still won’t show up as an external drive in My Computer. I even tried using a jumper on several pin combinations to see if that would make a difference but it did not.
Am I wasting my time trying this? Is there something I’m missing with the configuration? Do you have any suggestions on how to get it to work?