WD MyBookWorkd External - recover data - Can't assign drive lettwr

I haev a 1TB WD MyBookWorld networked drive.  The drive died - light stopped working, couldn;t access drive.  I pulled the SATA drive out - used SATA-USB converter cable.  Can see the drive partitions - healthy - in Drive Manager in Windows 7 - but CAN NOT assign drive letter because “Change Drive Letter and Paths” is greyed out.

Need to access drive & recover data.


Have you tried with a data recovery software?

My Book NAS drives of all descriptions run Linux and use Linux file systems. Check out the link below for ways to access Linux partitions in Windows.