I’ve had a WD My Cloud for approximately 4 years now.I recently was given one by a sibling with a bunch of data that belonged to me, and was working fine before it was unplugged.
When I plugged it in to hook up to my network, it’s hung up on a yellow/orange/amber LED. The device no longer shows up, and while connected to ethernet, only one light blinks intermittently. I’ve left it this way for hours with no change. I’ve also attempted a 40-second reset, and know it has worked as my phone no longer can find the drive anymore.
Despite that, I’ve rebooted this drive in the past, and it’s never taken more than 15 minutes at most. I still want my data off of it. But it’s still in “initializing” mode, and not talking to the network.
Network is the same, using a Ubiquiti Unifi network. I have another WD My Cloud that has no issues, so it is not network conflict.
Drive is the 00 variant, 4 TB.
Already tried different ethernet points, different ethernet cables. Plugging it directly into a PC changes nothing. All computers are Windows 10 OS.
Any ideas short of breaking the drive apart?