This is a problem I've been working at on and off for quite a long time now. I acquired one of these devices from a thrift store and eventually decided that the drives would serve better mounted in my desktop PC, rather than hooked up to a router where large-scale backups are made unbearably slow.
What I quickly discovered is that these drives don't want to appear to any OS. The Windows installer doesn't see them. My Linux distro (at the time) didn't see them. A GParted live CD didn't see them. DBAN didn't see them. The BIOS, however, saw them, so I banged my head against a few possible solutions.
blog seemed promising but didn't have the information I wanted. This blog
only had disassembly guides/photos, and no info (that I was able to find) on actually getting the drives to work in a Linux system.
I'd love to have an extra 4TB of storage in my desktop. Anybody got tips?