If you use WD Drive Utility and specifically the WD Raid Manager…Don’t!
I have a WD Studio Edition II that I have been using for years on our MacMini Server. Been working like a charm. The other day, I connected it to my Mac Pro to transfer files to my 12TB Promise Pegasus2 R4 RAID (RAID 5). Once again - it worked like a charm. All the files transfered perfectly. The next morning when I launched my MacPro I got a message asking if I wanted to use the drive MyBook as a Time Machine Drive. That was my first clue. I have no drive named MyBook. The WD RAID software had COMPLETELY wiped out my Pegasus RAID! All 12TB. It reformatted it as a RAID and named it MyBook. There was a second drive (small) mounted on the desktop call EFI.
I have put in a support request from Western Digital but haven’t heard back. I searched the forums and saw that several years back, people were having this exact same problem. Not acceptable!
If anyone has any solutions on how I might be able to recover my Pegasus RAID - I would greatly appreciate it. In the meantime, I’m looking into what recourse I have with WD.
Frustrated and angry…