Read hard drive outside of NAS

#1

My EX4 had been going for some time and finally died. I wasn’t worried about the data because it was the EX4 that was going, not my drives. I’m trying to read the drive in a simple enclosure, but i’m getting a message saying the drive needs to be formatted first. If I purchase a new WD NAS, will I be able to access my date? Is there another way? Thank you.

#3

Hello bthatcher,

I would suggest you to purchase a new My Cloud EX4 enclosure as these drives come with RAID controller so they will only work on the same enclosure.

Refer the link provided below for information on moving Hard Drives from a My Cloud enclosure to another My Cloud enclosure (RAID Roaming)

https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7721