Taking Apart MyBook World

Today I had enough! My NAS  or MyBook World by Western Digital had a network failure and stopped connecting with my, well.. network!

Thought I will admit there warranty service was good, and had a brand new one shipped out the next day! Problem was that the hard drive was fine and I would have liked to pull the info off the drive and put it onto the new NAS Drive.

I tried using the USB in the back and attaching it to the the old drive, but it would not show up!? For some reason the MyBook Worlds will bot USB connect with each other?! And I know this because I tried it with a separate external Hard Drive I have, and that showed up in the web panel for MyBook.

After many, many attempts and trips to Radioshack for the correct USB cable and trips to PC Mall, for the real correct USB-A Male to Male connector… nothing.

So.. I have knowledge of internal computer parts, and I have built my own computer before, and, so…

I went to work disassembled the new and old MyBook and swapped out the Hard Drives! Presto! My info is safe and available again!

I took a few photos, so check them below.. 🙂