Recently had the unit housing fail due to the fan dying.
The drives themselves spin up fine.
I have tried accessing them individually via a USB drive adapter, but have not been successful. I believe this is because they were configured as RAID 1 in the housing and use whatever format WD uses rather than NTFS.
I have an entirely new identical unit (complete housing and drives - same model)… and I am thinking I may be able to replace the new drives with the old ones and access the data that way.
I am not sure of the relationship between the existing drives and the motherboard.
Should I configure for RAID one, before replacing the drives?
What other steps?