I own 2 6TB MyStudio Drives and 4 4 TB Drives.
I use them all in RAID 1 which makes for 2TB and 3TB drives.
I have a full copy of each drive. One 6TB drive crashed on me without the WD Software installed.
Each drive contains a full years archive (or less) of photography works. There are thousands (we are talking about 50-250k range) of photos, raw files, edits and comments on those drives sorted in multiple folders and everything.
The recovery of my crashed drive using Kroll has so far recovered raw files, but there is no folder structure and all files have lost their file names and been given random names. Kroll Recovery also recovered the folder structure seperatly, but the files in those folders are corrupt.
Right now, the recovery leaves me with numerous unsorted, unnnamed, unsearchable files and in legal risk to many of my clients. Another problem is that a recovery of RAID 1 3TB Drives still produces a recovery output of 5TB and counting - i actually had to go out and buy new drives to handle the raw recovery output. This is a PAIN!
I do not see any reassurance of WD so far whatsoever that the intitial problem that caused the drives to be reformatted has really been taken care of. Remember: the computer with 10.9 that the crashed drive was attached to didnt contain any installed wd software. What reassurance do you give that this problem has REALLY been deeply taken care of?
Right now this error has destroyed a full years work and if i didnt have a spare copy it would need about 3 to 4 full working weeks to regain a working folder- & file structure. Whos paying for that if another drive will crash?
Can i now without any risk attach one of the remaining drives?