Question about Western Digital 500GB My Book World Edition 500 GB Hard Drive
Okay so my 500GB Mybook world edition's network card and motherboard died. I took the case apart and slaved it to my computer's SATA port. in the Bios it reads it just fine, and when i'm in Windows XP it' sees the drive. but when i try to access any files on the drive it says the drive is not formated. is this becuase the drive is formated in a NAS language other than an NTFS or a FAT32? if thats the case is there a way of access my data? Please help.
It's the format that doesn't allow windows to access the data. Only way to recover is to get another external drive and transfer the data to it. Then you could reformatt the old drive to work with XP. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
The HDD is formatted in ext3, not NTFS or FAT32.
You need to use Linux or get an ext3 driver for Windows in order to access the files.
Further advice can be found here: http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/
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