My book world edition II has 4 drive. Already pressed reset button for 4 seconds and got myself into the same situation. i did (reset button at the back, unplug->power up + reset for 40 sec) did not help. Hi, I downloadd last week WD MBL 2Tb drive. Initially, I had a lot of problems but after uploading new firmware, new WD Smartware etc, I am. How to Reset the Wd Sharespace or the Wd My Book World (White Light) Drive Settings, and Administrator Password to factory default, use the reset button. Drive Com patibility Guide | Reviews | Regist er your WD Drive.

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Hello, My WD My Book World drive has crapped out on me. mount -t cifs -o username=admin,password. format via drive utility (input/output error) nor could I delete anything using any dos based hard drive zero-er. To me. 'I am admin' bug turns WD's My Cloud boxes into Everyone's Cloud with network access to the device to bypass password checks and login. We've added some long-term test notes for the WD My Book based on our staff's extended real-world use of the drive. Your guide.

Checking file systems Mounting local filesystems Activating swapfile swap Setting up networking All rights reserved. Starting portmap daemon Starting enhanced syslogd: rsyslogd.

Starting Network Interface Plugging Daemon: eth0.

Not starting S. The Elements is about as fast as our top pick: In our tests, its average write speed was 7. This model lacks backup software, though, and it has a shorter, two-year warranty. The 8 TB version of the Western Digital My Book offers reliability, fast transfer speeds, and more storage than our other picks.

Fortunately, backing up your data is easy, and getting started takes only a few minutes: Read our advice and set up a system that will back up your files automatically both to an external hard drive and the cloud. A desktop external hard drive is a great local backup for a computer that mostly stays parked on a desk.

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You should consider replacing your backup drives between the third and sixth year of use. According to statistics from cloud backup service Backblaze , hard drives are most likely to fail either within the first 18 months of use or after three years. About 5 percent of drives fail in the first 18 months of use, with the failure rate dipping to about 1.

At three years of service, the failure rate jumps to almost 12 percent. At four years, the failure rate is 20 percent.

Judging from five years of data, Backblaze estimates that more than half of hard drives will last six years. If you spend most of your time working at one desk, you should get a desktop external drive.

But if you frequently move between locations, a portable external drive is the better choice. It should sit on your desk, quietly spinning away, storing and backing up your data without a lot of setup or ongoing maintenance. These are the features you should look for in a desktop hard drive, in rough order of importance:.

We also made note of drive noise and extra USB ports as we tested the external desktop hard drives.

For each one, we ran HD Tune Pro, a benchmarking program that tests transfer speeds and access time across the entire disk. You can read a more in-depth explanation of the program at the HD Tune website. We also timed the file transfer of a Finally, we timed how long each external hard drive took to back up with Time Machine on a MacBook Pro.

How to Reset the Wd Sharespace or the Wd My Book World (White Light) Drive

To spot any widespread reliability issues, we read through site reviews for each of the drives we tested, and we counted the number of reported drive failures. This method has shortcomings: For one, people are more likely to post a review when they have a problem. Also, because of the limited information available in some reviews, it can be hard to differentiate between hardware failures and software issues or user errors that could cause problems with a drive.

But this approach is the best we have for now.

Backup servers are a very different environment than a box on your desk: Bare drives in servers are accessed more often and are subject to more vibrations and more heat, whereas drives in desktop enclosures have more potential points of failure between the power connector, the USB connector, and the USB-to-SATA logic board.

Although no hard drive is immune from failure, the WD My Book has proven reliable.

In our Blu-ray transfer test, all of the 4 TB drives we tested were within the margin of error of one another, but the 5 TB Toshiba Canvio was about 30 seconds faster than the competition.

That drive, however, costs considerably more. Partition types are all listed as unknown. Partitioning is "Unknown Scheme" Tried the dumpe2fs from the link you provided. Response was "Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.

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A typical one looked like: [ Do you think that the hard drive fried when the enclosure died? It would be good to confirm what those file systems were, though, but that is going to be difficult. For both the bottom line always reads "Error reading sector sector number " and says 0 files found. My assumption is that this drive is toast or at least the data on it is corrupted beyond repair. Fair assumption? Luckily I have backups of my most important photos, but lost a bunch of other stuff this was my backup, and my old laptop just had it's hard drive die around the same time, so anything that didn't get transferred to the new comp is gone.

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Unless anyone has anything else to try, I am guessing my next step is to format the drive to see if it is usable for anything. The boot partition looks like the sectors are out of whack, quite understandable considering what happened. I'd try do that before killing it. PS: I looked for WD Smartware that would probably remedy this but as old drive they have no relevant software for the World.Response was "Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.

My Book Live is powered by. My Book is a series of external hard drives produced by Western Digital. Reset to. Responsive customer service is important too, in case you have trouble backing up your data.

The only reasonable alternative would be to navigate through folders. Synthesizing the initial hotplug events Mounting local filesystems

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