I dropped my MyCloud drive and since then it wouldn’t boot up (just made a whirring noise) with a white light that would continue to blink. I removed the drive from the housing, put it into a SATA USB3.0 enclosure, and have connected it to a Mac, linux PC, and Windows 10 PC – all were not able to recognize the drive. The HDD seems to make the same whirring noise in the USB enclosure as it did in the MyCloud housing.
The short story is that none of the computers I have connected to the drive in a USB enclosure can recognize it, let alone read any data on it.
I have 2 questions: 1) is there ANY way to read data on the drive, or is it just hosed, AND 2) if the logic board in the housing is still functioning, can I buy a new HDD and download new firmware to it to create a new functional MyCloud device?
I have seen many posts on addressing a “bricked” device, but none seem to be in as bad of shape as mine. I cannot even access the thing, even directly connected to the drive in a USB enclosure.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!