hm. just an idea.
1) numbering all hdds + slots
2) connect to a normal desktop (to connect all at once an ide controller might be needed)
3) OPTIONAL create an image of each disk with your favorite image application (windows: acronis trueimage, norton ghost, linux: dd)
4) use UFS explorer to check if the data is therehttp://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.ph ... S_Explorer
5) if yes invest 50 $ to buy a licence for UFS explorer and recover the files
6) delete first partitions on all hdds
7) put hdds back into terastation in correct order (therefor the numbers!)
8) box will boot into initrd mode aka EM Mode only because it cannot boot into hddrootfs. (most likely it only works the second time because first time it will write a sequence to flash (NGNGNG) that it cannot mount/boot to it....so it will work the second time
9) use the firmware updater to discover the terastation...and then finally flash it the first time. it should work the first time to boot into normal mode again.
Additional theoretical info: if you kill all partitions and put unpartitioned hdds inside the box it will also boot to EM Mode...but you would have to flash it twice because first time only the partitiones would be created...then directly flash a second time to install the rootfs to the first partition and to boot to normal mode.
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