Hi all, I love Mybook (1.5Tb, 1HDD) very much, but there was a lot of tears with it. Now I want to share my experiece and hope this will help somebody.
1. Repair data
There was a lot of problems with twonky (it showed not all media, database rebuild - no result, it was unable to show photos on my TV) and I decided to remove it and install ushare. After some experiments the mybook bricked. Tried many differents ways to restore data, the effective was:
Used latest Knoppix CD and the commands in the shell:
# modprobe md # mknod /dev/md4 b 9 4 # mdadm --assemble /dev/md4 /dev/sdb4 # mkdir /media/xyz # mount /dev/md4 /media/xyz # chmod -R 777 /media/xyz
All the data was in the /media/xyz
If your linux does not have mdadm (the Knoppix has) you should do:
# apt-get install mdadm
many thanks to user: netvizier
This tutorial helped me to unbrick the device:
iknowsomething . com /how-to-fix-bricked-wd-my-book-world-edition-or-install-brand-new-disk/
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(Knoppix CD) and 01.02.06 firmware.
After the automatic firmware upgrade (01.02.14) via the web interface bricked the device again )))
Unbricked it once again, download the latest firmware and manually upgrade the device via the web interface. Done.
3. Connection loss
There is a huge problem with the network stability in the new firmwares. I upgraded the samba via the opware and the connection became stable. You can find the tutorial on this site.
4. Copy data on mybook
The HDD in mybook is very slow (WD green 4-5mb/s for write) that is why no difference how to copy the data on it, but it is very easy to use ssh+mc to copy the data from the attached to the mybook usb hdd. You can find mc in the opware:
#ipkg install mc
5. Upgrade twonky
I used the tutorial from the forum to upgrade to twonky 7. It is great, stable and powerful version, and they offers 50% discount, so the price is only 10$
-corectly shares the photos
-shows all files and folders
-automatically shares external usb!
-has the ability to connect from the android, ios phones via the online internet account.