1) take them out of the terastation
2) create images of the hdds that can be mounted somehow so that the striped (and alone unusabe) raw content can be accessed somehow.
3) install them back to the terastation so it can be used for its purpose while trying to recover the data
4) use tools that maybe out there to recover the data.
5) writing down all knowledge in an article
....anyone has time for that?
That is the process I qould expect to follow apart from one thing. I am going to buy a 500GB USB device to recover my data to, since only 25% of my TSP was used anyway. This way I can keep my TSP drives as they where and not over-write the data on the TSP HDD's until I know my images work.
I intend on trying this weekend to...
1. connect each drive one at a time to my PC.
2. Boot to windows and create a ghost image of the data partition.
3. Find some software to create a virtual array from the drive images and extract the data.
I either need Windows based software that can read the XFS data, or if I can somehow use Virtual PC to create a linux environment and get some Linux based software to create the virtual array.
I will post my progress.
One thing is for sure. I am not messing with my TSP until I have the data off those drives. At least I get to buy a new 500GB device out of it all.