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Mar 10, 2013 10:56 |  #1

Hey guys,

If I take my Western Digital My Books, break them open and take the internal drives (these are 6tb my books with (2) 3Tb drives internally) and throw them in a case that is connected to my system via an ESATA connector will Lightroom still be able to find my photos. I'm a little concerned because the WD MyBook shows up as 1 Drive but once I take them out and put them into the stack, it will I'm guessing show up as two drives.

Thanks for the help!


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Mar 10, 2013 11:00 |  #2

It depends on how you configure the case, is your WD Mybook USB 2 and you want to move to ESATA?

There are some ESATA cases out there where you can configure them to read multiple drives as a single disk.


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Mar 10, 2013 11:44 |  #3

My current mybook is currently hooked up firewire 800. My Esata Case is just the nicest one I could get from Fry's but I didn't see any software or anything that came with it.


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Mar 10, 2013 14:56 |  #4

Make sure everything is backed up! The other question will be if you have the two drives "RAIDED" together or just as two separate drives...? Two separate drives should be simple...

Then, when you hook up the ESATA stuff, see if it shows up as one drive or more than one.

However it shows up, you can start up your LR and in the catalog it should show the photos as "missing" if it can't automatically find them. If they are "missing" photos and folders should have a question mark icon and show the "missing" message.

From there, it's easy to get Lightroom to find them so that you can keep the metadata -- right-click on a "parent" folder and Browse to the related parent folder in your new drive system. Lightroom is "smart" about picking up the folders and images once you point it in the right direction. If your ESATA drives show up as more than one drive, you'd maybe be able to do this in just two operations, one for each drive.


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Mar 11, 2013 09:38 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #5

Thank you so much guys!


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