I've had this drive for just under 5 years? All of a sudden it got flaky about a week or two ago and I could only access it as a Guest. It would not allow me to login as Admin using my name and password. Can't access the dashboard, can't access the "local" address. WD saw my posts and actually contacted me a couple days ago, today I received a replacement drive from them. Sounds great, but I have a lot of graphics files on this drive that are work I've done for numerous clients. I'd like to get the data off the drive, but I'm a novice when it comes to hacking LOL. So I need some help. My primary PC is an iMac 24, its running the latest Yosemite v.10.10.3 and my network seems plenty stable, I have installed the new replacement MyCloud 2TB drive and I can see/access it fine. Comcast is my ISP and I'm using an Apple Airport Extreme 802.11 AC.
Just for information purposes, when I reset the drive with the paperclip. the front LED goes amber. It stays amber for quite a while, but sooner or later it turns blue. If I pull the power plug for 10 seconds it starts blue, then switches to amber. I don't know if that is meaningful. A friend of mine has a USB bare drive gadget where he used to put in drives in a slot, and be able to read them without a housing. Am I going to need something like that? I know he used to use it on some Seagate Barracuda drives and maybe some older IBM click of death drives. I have tried connecting the drive directly to a PC running Windows 7 and didn't achieve anything.
So do I consider this drive "Bricked" and should I try to salvage it? I need those graphics files and correspondence. Thanks in advance for any/all help and advice.