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***** WARNING: Performing this process will cause the total loss of any data on your hard drive. Save anything that you wish to keep, BEFORE performing any of the steps outlined in this video. Any data loss is your responsibility. *****

 

Downloads needed:

Download a 2TB or 3TB image for the My Cloud here:

mycloud2T.7z mycloud3T.7z

 

Download SystemRescueCD here:

systemrescue-7.01-amd64.iso systemrescue-7.01-i686.iso systemrescuecd-x86-4.7.3_.iso

http://www.sysresccd.org/Download

The tutorial used while making this video can be found here: https://community.wd.com/t/guide-how-to-unbrick-your-2tb-3tb-4tb-my-cloud/93336

 

Commands used in this video:

 

mkdir /mnt/usb mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
ls /mnt/usb
dd if=/mnt/usb/mycloud2tb.img of=/dev/sda

 

NOTE: If you're using a 2TB Drive, you can stop here. For larger drives, continue:

parted
nit s
p
OK
Fix
rm 4
mkpart primary
ext4
9428992s

NOTE: The following number is what I had to use for a 6TB drive. If you're using a different sized drive, this number will be different.

11721043967s

Also, in the video, I had to boot into UBUNTU to format the partition properly. I was using a 6TB drive, if you are not using a 6TB drive, you may be able to skip that step. This is just what I had to do in my situation.

Credit for the tutorial goes to the original author "Ouglee" on the WD Community website, there he or she also gives credit for sources used in its creation.

 

 

 

mycloud2T.7z mycloud3T.7z systemrescuecd-x86-4.7.3_.iso

systemrescue-7.01-amd64.iso systemrescue-7.01-i686.iso

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