I have a My Book Essential Edition 1To. Sadly I connected the wrong power cable and so a bad smell was coming from the box.
As it was out of support, I opend it thinking I will plug it directly to my computer and backup the data.
I tried it but seems that there is hardware encryption of the drive. So I can't read any data.
The issue is the small piece of hardware which provides USB and power to the hard drive. This part just burn.
My question is : Can I bought a new My Book Essential Edition and switch the hard drive ? My aim is to get my data back.
FYI I tried many software to restore the data but it wasn't able to read anything. Looking on google didn't return anything.