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  • zokes
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    Well, the inevitable has eventually happened – My 1TB Lacie Network Space has finally died, which considering the interface has never worked well, is probably a blessing.

    I have got the disk out the the enclosure, and popped it in a USB caddy, and plugged it in to my PC. It has several partitions in disk manager, none of which windows appears to be able to read or mount. What are my chances of getting my data back (or if nothing else, confirming what I hope, in that there wasn’t anything I don’t have elsewhere)?

    The disk itself appears fine, it looks to be just the Lacie NAS caddy which was taken out by last night’s power spike.

    If it helps, I also have a Mac I can plug the USB caddy into, the PC was just first choice as it’s what the USB enclosure’s already plugged into

    zokes
    Member

    C’mon IT bods!

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    just to confirm, you havent been able to allocate a drive letter to any of the partitions from within drive manager?

    zokes
    Member

    Nope, nada. Suspect it’s a non-windows FS.

    retro83
    Member

    You may well not be able to mount it in Windows or OSX, depending on what OS (and hence which FS) it uses.

    My first port of call would be using gparted livecd or similar to try and mount the partitions.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    google find:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/252548-14-lacie-2big-network-failed-recover-data

    I had a similar issue running Raid 1 on a Galaxy MGB (piece of junk) which died. The drives were OK though. When i took the drives out and placed them in my PC I could see them in device manager but they weren’t visible in my computer. I searched the web for anyone who had a similar problem and didn’t find much but i did find this site and thought i would share my experience in hope it may help someone. I’m not a tech whiz and know nothing about linux so i was willing to pay for a solution. I ended up finding and using a program called UFS Explorer version 3 ( http://ufsexplorer.com/download.php ) . It gave me access to all of my files and allowed me to copy and paste all the data. For the headaches it saved me i thought it was very reasonably priced.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    If the above doesn’t work, perhaps it uses EXT2/EXT3 formatted discs in which case you could try:
    http://www.ext2fsd.com
    http://www.fs-driver.org

    zokes
    Member

    Hmm. Mac won’t mount it either, and the one piece of software (fs-driver) I tried didn’t like Win7.

    Off to bed now so will try some of the other ideas tomorrow. I’ve an old laptop running XP somewhere so will dig that out and try fs-driver first.

    Any other ideas much appreciated

    soma_rich
    Member

    It depends what RAID it was configured to. You will need a RAID controller to look at it. This looks hopeful.
    http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm

    zokes
    Member

    Thankfully no raid – just a single disk.

    That pay-for software Stone found looks like it will do the job (trial limited to 64kb files, and cost is E40). A free(er) option would be nice 🙂

    Premier Icon finishthat
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    It will most likely be a unix – Linux filesystem.
    Download a linux live cd version or Ubuntu – boot off the cd and
    mount the partitions, mount them in read-only mode if you can to avoid
    messing thinks up, you may need to run fsck – file system check in order to mount the file systems .

    zokes
    Member

    Hokydoke – will find a pen drive today and make a unix-bootable disk, then go from there.

    Thanks for all your help people.

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