I have used my My Book World Edition for back-ups of important data forever. I have always thought ‘Man, I should burn Blu-rays of it in case of fire or something’ - but, alas, It was on my to-do list too long.
I had a surge, or something, at my house during the storm and my MBWE got it. The power would not turn on at all.
So I took it apart, removed the drive, and put it in my handy dandy USB mounter. Windows didn’t recognize it as a windows partition (but drive manager saw it and it’s partition scheme - so the drive is spinning ok) .
Booted a Fedora VM , it did not automount as usual… So I’m wondering what to do next… I just want to get the data off it and go buy another WD NAS to replace the hardware.
Any help would be appreciated - feel free to point me to a posting if there is one. I googled and looked around for a few hours - but I don’t want to mod it or rebuild it… just recover the data and then I’ll format the drive…