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NAS NV i need to know if data from 2 bad hard drives on this system can be recovered.

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  • Blueicelady May 11, 2008

    I have 4 hard drives and its not booting, i think two of the drives are faulty and i need to save the data on them.

    Yes it is a netgear NAS NV.


  • Blueicelady May 11, 2008

    The drives have been set up in X-Raid, so i would still like to salvage the informatin on the two faulty drives. I would like to know if that is possible.

    I was told by a technician that the drives were both faulty, i had only found one of them faulty.

    Can anyone help with salvaging the data on the drives, it is data i really need to get back.


  • Jocelyn Viau
    Jocelyn Viau May 11, 2010

    How many hard drive do you have in your NAS?

    Here I assume that you are talking about the Netgear/Infrant ReadyNAS NV? Am I right?


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The drives are set up in "X-Raid"...does that make it any more likely that the data can be salvaged...???

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OK, first thing first. The OS of the ReadyNAS NV is NOT on the hard disks but on an embeded flash memory. So a bad HD should not prevent you from booting the unit. Have you tried using the RAIDar software to detect and connect to your ReadyNAS?

Secondly, if you were using all fours disks as one big volume, unfortunately, chances are very slim that you can salvage any data because the system is tolerant for only one disk failure (RAID 5). Having two disks fail is a very bad luck!

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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    Jocelyn Viau May 11, 2008

    With 4 drives, X-RAID is using RAID 5 redundancy. This means that it will tolerate only one drive failure. The question is: How many drive does the NV report as defunct? If it is only one, then you may try to replace the defective drive and the NV should sych every thing back up during the boot process (this may take several hours).


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