Restored Gen2 2tb Mycloud internal Drive shows up in GUI as 0 Mb

I restored my Gen2 2tb drive, using a rescue disc and got it working again using linux. I went step by step with the instructions, but after booting the drive shows up as 0 mb in the gui and nothing in the shares and when I click on share there is no drive found. I used the instructions for a 3 TB drive, because there aren’t any specific to a 2 tb drive. Is there any way to get the drive to show up again? It keeps jumping to the raid setup when i log in, but that takes me to nothing helpful.

IIRC, RAC8006 had this issue when he was working with restoring his Gen2…

I will see if I can find the thread where he discussed it.

Here’s one of them…

Hello all
I figured this all out. After going through all the steps I figured out I have a
Gen 2 Mycloud. I found the restore (i thought) after 2 solid days of trying everything
and hitting walls. I decided to try the one I was avoiding because it was something
I never did before. This one worked and you usually don’t have to remove the
drive from the case.


  1. Download these files: (Original firmware) (USB Boot Restore)

  2. Use any USB Flash drive, format it to FAT32 (Important!)

  3. Unpack usbrecovery.tar.gz to this drive (You will get “boot” folder and 4 files inside)

  4. Plug this USB drive to WD MyCloud, turn on power. Wait yellow-red (blinking) light.

  5. Connect via Telnet (Search IP in your router, under DHCP section. or use network IP scanner)

  6. Format HDD if need: (Sometimes you need to Work from a clean drive or it won’t boot into restore mode)

parted /dev/sda
mklabel gpt
mkpart primary 1049kB 2149MB
mkpart primary 8591MB -1MB
mkpart primary 7517MB 8591MB
mkpart primary 2149MB 3222MB
mkpart primary 3222MB 4296MB
mkpart primary 4296MB 6443MB
mkpart primary 6443MB 7517MB
mkswap /dev/sda1
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda3

  1. Install original WD recovery and reboot:
    mkdir -p /mnt/usb /mnt/root
    mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/root
    mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
    cp -r /mnt/usb/boot /mnt/root/
    cd /mnt/root/boot
    rm uImage uRamdisk
    mv uImage-wdrecovery uImage
    mv uRamdisk-wdrecovery uRamdisk
    cd /
    umount /mnt/root /mnt/usb
    reboot -f

  2. After reboot get old IP address using Network IP scanner
    or router DHCP Table. Access Web-GUI (Recovery mode) via this IP.
    Use original firmware (.bin file) here.

You can format the internal drive in the raid GUI that keeps popping up when you log in to the mycloud GUI… Click the check box to run the alternate raid set up for single drives. It goes to a scan right away, scans the drive, formats it and you are back in business…

Done! Thank you Jesus! I hope this helps others not go through what I had to.