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I have a western digital mybook 1tb drive with 2 sata 500gig hd's in it. the drive doesnt recognize as a whole, it just shuts down and blinks blue ring. how can i recover the data since its got 2 drives, or any idea what could cause the initial problem

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  • lordkovax Jan 21, 2009

    i have done so...kinda. i believe they were setup from WD as a raid setup...how could i get this to work when putting them into a pc. i have a mac G5 i am currently using to try and recover the info

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To recover the date if the unit does not power on anymore. pull the drives out and connect them directly to the PC.

what could of cause this? back HD sectors. bad enclose. over heating.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • chessyang Jan 21, 2009

    hum.. i had that feeling it was a raid setup. there's some Raid utility that can rebuild it from what some of my friends tell me. but 98% most of the time in a raid setup, i'm assuming it's a raid 0 then all data is lost. sorry.

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