I had a WD MyCloud EX4100 NAS device with four 4TB SATA disks configured in a RAID 5 array (so, 16TB capacity, less overhead).
A lightning strike rendered the device inoperable. It will not boot.
The insurance company has replaced the NAS device with a new one. It is identical in every way (except perhaps firmware level), as the old device was only a year or so old.
I would like to replace the four blank disks in the new device with the four disks from the old one. I am assuming that the existing disks were not damaged by the lightning strike, only the NAS electronics.
Of course, I will respect the positioning of the physical drives in the array -- I'll put the drive from old slot 1 into new slot 1, etc.
If my assumption is correct that the physical drives were not damaged, should I be able to access my data on the new NAS device? Are there any settings I should make or other procedures I should follow before transferring the drives?
For bonus credit: To maximize the selling price, should I sell the four new, blank drives separately, or as a set of four?