So I’ve an old WD My Cloud (home version), with only one disk (2TB capacity), that was completely forgotten due to my two Synology NAS.
It wasn’t booting anymore, so I quickly found away of removing the disk googling for it, I found a good video here.
I could recover the disk data through an USB HD Docking bought at Amazon, connected to my EEE PC 1000H with Lubuntu OS.
It mounted automatically, but I needed to change the ownership of the shared folders.
Using Terminal, I executed (change user with your linux username):
sudo chown -R user:users *
on the mounted media. And then, I got full write permissions to the shared folders with:
sudo chmod -R 777 *
After that, was just copying the files to one of the Synology NAS through FTP.
I dismounted and unscrewed everything, until I got the board out. Here is a picture of it.
This baby runs Linux, so there is a high probability of hacking the firmware and replacing the WD My Cloud GUI, that is not the best when compared with Synology’s Web Interface.
But first, I need the board to run the original firmware again, on a new disk.
On my next post I’ll show you how to write the WD My Cloud firmware to a new disk.