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Hard drives freezing up

We had a power spike that took out the power supply on our unit. Had the power supply replaced but, ever since then the unit thinks the Raid-5 drive has failed and begins to regenerate. When it finishes regenerating the Raid, after about 1/2 an hour (or so), everything freezes up on the device. The only way to get it going again is a hard boot which starts the whole process over again (Raid failed - regenerate - finish regeneration - freeze, etc. etc...) Any ideas?

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Re: Hard drives freezing up

Damaged drive controller on HDD a possibility. Pull drive and test as a slave to rule out a bad RAID controller. Let me know if the drive is failing under SMART setting in system BIOS upon boot.

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Is it possible to recover data from Iomega home network drive. The 1TB drive was nearly full 31 GB left when all of a sudden it just stopped working.

Stop working? Can't detected in my computer?
If the drive can be seen by device manager but not under My Computer,right click my computer and go to "Manage",select disk manager.
You should see your harddrive either lister as foreign or not initialized. If foreign, it will give you an option to import and is not initialized, it will allow you to initialize it.
This will hand over drive management to the OS and you should be able to see it in My Computer.
If it dosen't recognize in Bios,it is probably dead.However there are still hopes for hard drive data recovery.
Put the hard drive in a plastic bag to be compatible for the freezer. Freezing sometimes works to revive a dying hard drive, at least for a short time(Probable just about 20 minutes), but be sure that the bag is sealed tightly so that condensation and ice crystals don't form. Put it in your freezer for 24 hours that will do the trick. While it's still cold, plug it into your computer.And you may be able to view it in 'my computer'. And you may act quickly,because you may only have 20 minutes to recover data from hard drive and after that the hard drive is completely dead.
If it fails, you will have to go to a recovery office where supply data recovery service but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money and whether they can recover hard drive data is not guaranteed.

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Exactly the same problem with LaCie NAS becoming unresponsive

Mine used to do that too.
It's working much better since I repaired the power supply.
The power supply shipped with the disk is really bad and dies in less than one year. I had to replace mine 3 times !
I'm now using a power supply I repaired by replacing the 5 capacities and it's working fine.
I hope that will help.

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Exactly same problem

check your network for conflicts, check power supply, fan and nic card, if your sure it's not the the drives inside the drive case, I have had 4 of these fail on me @work with different issues power supply nic card and both drives 4 units did the same thing and they were under warranty so when I got it back, I sold them and bought The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 420. no problems with them as of yet. Lacie get hot and components get hot and fail because there is not enough air flow I think.

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Hi my problam is simpel my hard drive no detcact what?

Try it on another computer. Try another lead. is it the power supply you can feel it work buy touching it on my tongue.

Jun 09, 2009 | Freecom (24358) 160 GB Network Hard Drive

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I plugged another power supply, somewhat more powerful, and my maxtor came on for a split second before turning off... now with the original adapter it does not switch on.. please HELPP!!!??


the circuit inside is damaged becouse of overvoltage. the hard drive inside may still be ok. You could remove the hard drive from the case and plug it in to a computer directly to see if it works.

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Nas SCM400 not working

The reason that it goes into recovery mode is because RAID5 is not striping so it has to rebuild the drives to be compatible with RAID5. I used 1TB drives and the 'recovery' took about 16 hours. It would be faster on smaller drives.

This is not a fault in the design, it is how RAID5 works.

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Two drives fails simoultaneously.

I personally would suspect your Power Supply is dishing out "Dirty Power"
I would sort this problem out first.
This is probably what destroyed the "Other" two in the "Same two Bays" sic

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Freecom 160GB Hard drive not recognised

Drives do fail Nick. Is it powering up [power supply problem?] Plug it in and go to Start/Control Panel/Admin tools/computer management/storage/ removable storage and disk management. See if the disc is recognised there. If it is not, and if the disk is spinning Try putting it into the deep freeze overnight. Plugging in next morning and if it fires up get as much off as possible before it goes down again.

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