Need help installing 2 new drives to WD Cloud

Hello and sorry if this has already found it’s way into a topic.

I have the WD Cloud 2tb version. Both drives apparently failed and I now have 2 new WD Red 2tb drives. What do I need to do to prepare them for installing into the enclosure.

To be clear, the old drives are unusable, and sadly out of warranty, so I am starting with brand new drives. I installed them into the enclosure but I get the never ending: “Power was lost from the system. Performing file system consistency check. Please wait.”

I have inserted both drives into the enclosure, but have 2 red lights on the drives and blue for system. Cannot access dashboard.

I can connect the drives directly to my laptop so if I need to partition or add any firmware prior to installing please let me know.

I want to turn the device into a Plex player for movies and music.

I appreciate any help you can give me.

Thank you,


@korringadinga Sounds like you have a My Cloud Mirror. Have you posted this topic in that sub-forum?

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Thank you Cat0w. I am pretty new to this forum so I appreciate your help. I just posted to the link forum you suggested. Hope someone can give me some advice :smiley: