So, my MBWE I (1tb) isn't detected on the network anymore. The light won't turn on either, but I can still hear/feel the disk spinning. I called WD, and they told me I should send it to them for it to be replaced. Unfortunately, they also said they won't save my data, and I would have to go through a "data recovery company". It is the just the enclosure that is bad; I don't need my data "recovered".
I figure I can just take an older computer, give it a SATA card, and use the old computer as sort of a NAS in itself, and dump the dead enclosure. Is this a reasonable idea? How easy will this process likely be? I've got a lot of experience with GNU/Linux, but none with hardware. :) Does the data partition use ext3, or another fs? Has anyone else tried this?
Thanks for your help