some days ago my WD MyCloud gen1 decided to die. Or rather its harddisk did.
Now, whenever I supply power to the harddisk, there is only a clicking sound every 5-6 seconds. But it is not recognised, neither in its own case, nor via SATA/USB-adaptor, nor via SATA inside desktop-PC.
Well, it lasted more than 6 years after all, and I have got backup.
I already ordered a replacement HDD.
And I read a lot through this forum, how a replacement HDD is supposed to be set up to work in the MyCloud case.
I found that there are basically two separate methods:
With method #1, you manually set up the partitions, create the raid, and then write the rootfs, config, and kernel img’s (coming from original firmware file of your choice) to the corresponding partitions.
With method #2, you write a complete image to the disk (you have to trust the source of the file, I guess, because it is not WD original). That’s almost it. If it was intended for a different disk size, you then have to modify partition 4 to use all of your disk size (or have the MyCloud OS do this final step).
Having read about these two methods, I am now wondering:
What should be consider when choosing between these two methods?
Why would you go for one method, and not the other method?