To start with, I am somewhere between a chimp of average intelligence and a genius toddler with a meth problem when it comes to my technical proficency on, well, basically anything electronic. So, please keep that in mind should you choose to respond to my screed.
I have a My Cloud 6tb external drive that hosts my movie collection for use with Plex. About a week ago, it started blinking blue, and hasn’t stopped since. As such, I can’t reach the dashboard, and the 4 and 40 second resets don’t do a damn thing.
I am wondering if I shucked the WD Red NAS HD from the enclousure, if I could just load it into a new enclosure and be good to go, or if the problem that likely caused the blue blink of death is also based in the HD and not the enclosure board.
And, if the answer to the first question is yes, the board was crap and the HD should be fine, if I were to load an HD full of movies into a brand new WD enclosure, like, for instance, the EX2 Ultra two bay, would it require me to reformat or do anything that may jeapordize access to my data?
Again, if you were advising a meth-ed up chimp on how to proceed, what would you advise? Any idea is great, provided it doesn’t require me to learn Linux, backend infrastructure symetry or to love soccer.