Quick note - I see similar topics, but not quite a full answer or explanation…
I have two older 4TB drives, My Book, and both power supplies seem to have failed after I moved from the east coast. I’m a bit frantic to get the data off at least one of them. (One was working drive, and the other my time machine backup).
When connected to power, the light on the front just flashes when wiggled. I tried swapping power cords, and no dice. I tried using a different power cord, same issue. Led to believe it’s the female end soldered to the board on both giving the issue.
I removed from the enclosure, and removed controller, and they are unreadable.
My thoughts are two below:
1 - Can I order a drive that has same model and just use the controller from that to access the data? No passwords were set-up on either drive. I found an NESN drive ( WDBFJK0040HBK-04 model vs. WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN) - do these interchange?
2 - I have another similar model drive WDBAAF0010HBK-00 1009C
Would the controller from that work?
3 - the third option would be the linux data recovery option I saw on another thread here. I’d like to avoid this, as i can predict some data loss or messing this up. lol
Thanks in advance!