Hello. I'm fed up with the lame WD support who "do not provide support with opening the casing for this model"
So I've come here to pick your brains on this awesome site.
Here is my conundrum:
I have filled my 500GB MyBook with data and I have decided I no longer want the MyBook connected via Ethernet.
I have a pc with Vista and one with Xp on it, and would like to connect the drive internally to one of them to have better transfer rates via SATA port on my motherboard. And without losing any data already on the MyBook.
After searching and researching, I've learned that the Mybook is formatted to EXT3, a linux partition which I have no knowledge of using or accessing via windows. I assume that windows (vista or xp) cannot read this file system. I have also come across a certain article which may provide answers to allowing Windows to read from EXT3 partitions:
Now my questions:
Has anyone tried this yet and does it work?
Can someone answer this simple question that WD support couldn't?
Can I remove the hard drive from the Mybook, connect it internally to my pc, and access the data on it in Windows? If I need to use an app from the above link, which would best suit my needs?
Thanks in advance.