Rebuilding a Western Digital WorldBook II from scratch.
Posted on 2007-07-27
I have a WD World Book II (1TB flavor). This has two drives within the external hard drive which can be set up as a RAID-0 or RAID-1 depending on the user preference. I have had both drives go bad in the device at the same time and I need to rebuild from stratch with new fresh drives. My concern however is when I place two new drives into the device it won't even boot up. No network activity, no lights, no nothing. My fear is that this was some sort of a software RAID which in that case would create a very large problem. After searchig WD knowledge base I believe I am the first person to ever have this problem. I have heard of people buying a MyBook and removing both drives and replacing them with faster drives (Raptors) and being able to rebuild the RAID manually but for some reason I can not figure out how to do it.