First off, I have to state that I was given this great device in an exchange for services. I should have known that there would be problems when HP could not even find the part number in their system. It's part number is WD200000033-001. It used to operate as a 2 Tb unit.
On to the issue. Suddenly I could not longer get an IP address and it appeared that the Ethernet connection lights on the unit were not working. It was not getting an IP and I was unable to log into the unit with any of the default paths. So, I took the hard drives out thinking I could do something with them. Like a dummy I put them into my XP box thinking I could move the data. No go. To add to the problem I did a quick format of the drives. So, I am certain that I am sunk.
Any comments on what, if anything, I could do next?