For a long time I was itching for that I could open my MyBook World Edition 500gb bluering. As last week I needed to copy huge amount of files from mybook to my computer it was a good moment to rip the box open and be able explain to my girlfriend that all that is actually necessary.
So I took the drive out and put it into my hdd drawer (so basically it was connected steigh to the motherboard, not through usb connection or something like that) in my desktop computer running Ubuntu 12.04.
First I was surprised that due to the raid settings I was not able to access the partitions straight from the start. Foolish as I was I did not back down. I tried removing “raid” flags from the partitions (later putting them back) and ultimately installed mdadm package.. and voila I got the access to my files on the mybook drive. The disaster hit when I put the mybook back together and tried to turn it on I could here the drive turning on but the blue ring did not light up and my router does not see in the network either.
The thing is that when the drive was in my pc I restarted it also and then I was given warning that raid will be started in degraded mode and I said yes. I have always avoided learning about raid and I guess ignorance has a price.
I know there are information on how to rescue mybook when you have bricked it. But as far as I understand I most likely messed up something related to raid settings. There was no problem accessing the files or seeing the partitions (mdadm not installed). So my question is whether there might be some easy fix for my problem or is full rescue needed?