WD My Book Live Red LED + initializing device

Hello All,

I have been trying to install a new 3 TB drive into my My Book Live. Everything worked fine as per nfodiz guide.
I get to the dashboard and I get the message saying initializing device, the LED turns RED. I have been waiting for ~4 hours now. I can SSH into the drive. Any suggestions on how to move forward ?

Is there a way to check hard drive ( SMART test ) using SSH ? to make sure the drive is fine.

What else is there to cross the last mile ! ?

Thanks in advance

I have tried the following

  • 40 second reset

  • Power on off cycle (removing cable and re-plugging it in )

  • Changing Ethernet cable

  • Waiting it out ! ( waited to see if the device would initialize for 4 hours)