How to Rescue Data Off the Disk Inside a WD MyBook Live NAS

Got a WD MyBook Live NAS with a broken NAS circuit board? Want to rescue your data off the standard 3.5” SATA disk inside the NAS enclosure? Tried mounting the block device on your Linux system and just got the kernel saying EXT4-fs (sdg4): bad block size 65536?

This article summarizes what I had to find out while I was in that situation.

Insect

Insect

Boots

Boots

Pont Bessières

Pont Bessières

Lausanne’s Pont Bessières with the Cathedral in the background.

Originally, there was just the road bridge. The metro bridge was only recently inserted below the pre-existing road bridge.

I love both ideas: Inserting a second bridge into the first one, and having a two storey bridge at all.