the Drive will intermittantly connect and all of the data is still there. I just recieved a new replacement drive from WD but they will not help me move data they said I need to send it to a data recovery company for $700. Question is once I set up the new drive can't I just connect the drives via USB and move the data? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am willing to help but the description is rather scarce. I'm not even sure that you have a network connected MyBook aka World Edition or a USB connected MyBook. Anyway, the networked MyBook World Edition has a 'spare' USB port but it cannot be used to read data from the internal disk, only to add external storage space. A nice hobbyist job would be to take apart the box, remove the internal disk, connect it to a SATA port of a Linux powered computer and mount the data partition (/dev/sda4 fourth partition for a MBWE) - assuming that the disk is still working. I have the feeling that you own a USB MyBook with some kind of USB to SATA controller defect, right? Another possibility would be to use a bridge similar to http://www.usbgear.com/computer_cable_details.cfm?sku=CGS-35UKS&cats=170&catid=168%2C170%2C161 … a part that any decent computer shop tech would have. He should be willing to help you for a reasonable fee If the disk is healthy, it's a one hour job.