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Why can't I see my second WD external drive?

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I have a Server 2003 R2 Standard box with a 2TB Western Digital MyBook external hard drive with a USB connection.  This drive is full so I am trying to replace it with an 8TB WD ShareSpace.  

When I try to connect it to an available USB port on my box it doesn't see it either in disc management or the WD SmartWare.  I know this is a stupid question but can anybody confirm for me that this is because the Share Space is a network device and cannot connect via the USB ports intended to daisy chain other devices if needed?

If I am not correct can someone please point me in the right direction?  I really don't want to try to pull 2TB across my network.
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Hello!

You are right - it's designed as network storage.

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MARS-VIE
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Hello again,

you won't have to send the data over the network.
You can attach the older 2TB Drive via USB to the 8TB WD ShareSpace and then backup all files form the 2TB to the new 8TB.
The front USB of the WD ShareSpace has a one-button backup function also, but I would prefer doing it "by hand"

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MARS-VIE
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