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 Post subject: Accessing an old hdd
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:35 pm 
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Hi,

I'm a total newbie but happy to follow directions for any solutions proposed.
Facts:

I had a 2Tb Linksys (Cisco) Media Hub NAS (NMH400 Series) that my 18 month old son knocked over and since then have not been able to access data on the removable HDD.

Today, I went into a computer shop looking for a device that could read my HDD. As it is removable, I figured I just need to slot it into something else on the assumption that the Cisco device itself was damaged and not the HDD from the knock.

I was advised to buy a Buffalo Linkstation Live (2Tb) and replace the HDD when I got home.

Did the above but NasNavigator2 does not recognise any drives.

I'm sure there is something that can be done to read this drive given the equipment I have but can't figure it out myself.

I'm not a techie but can follow instructions and have the patience to learn.

If anyone has an answer (or even a link where steps in the right direction might be found) I would be very grateful for the help.

Cheers,

Confused.


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 Post subject: Re: Accessing an old hdd
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Sorry to say that, but a drop will most likely NOT kill the box
but the disk.
If the disk was running while the box dropped, the chances
are extremely low, the disk was NOT damaged.
Do NOT use a Linkstation to check the disk, take a ordinary
PC.
Connect the disk directly to the PC, after you disconnected
all other disks. Then start the PC using a Linux system rescue
cd (search for exactly this term) and try to recover as much
data as possible.
Alternatively, get the disk check application of the disk
manufacturer and look what this tool can get out of your disk.
But always be prepared to say a last goodbye to your data.

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 Post subject: Re: Accessing an old hdd
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Many thanks for the quick response. You're right - not the answer I was hoping for but I will check as you advise and see if anything can be salvaged...


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