I'm assuming it's a v1, the only reason for this is that next to the serial number it is labelled as LS-CH1.
As for partitions, I have the following:
977 MB Ext2
4.77 GB RAW
977 MB RAW
917.20 GB RAW
There is also 7.64 GB Unallocated
So from that, it's obvious which is the data partition, but what are the others? I'm guessing the 977 MB ext2 partition (1st on the disk) contains the NAS os, but what's the 4.77 GB partition?
Nothing has been written to the drive, I'm fairly confident of that.
Lol the bomb making plans & monkey porn comment by the way!! I hope I didn't offend you in anyway regarding the mention of not wanting to send the disk off to someone I don't know, I hope you understand my reasons and also that I do really appreciate the time you've taken so far to give me some decent advice.
It would probably need to be NTFS or any OS X file system by the way, I think I have some files on there which are over 4 GB.
Are you in the UK and would you be confident of restoring all the correct file names and extentions?
It seems to be a CHLv2 of size 1 TB (that's the reason for LS-CH1, where the "1" stands for 1 TB).
Where are these displayed values for the partition size come from?
Was it your Linux system where you connected the disc to? If yes, I would assume it couldn't handle
Only the first partition of a stock Linkstation is formatted ext2/3. All the other partitions, as long as
they are not a swap partition, are formatted with XFS.
XFS has some known issues on ARM CPUs on rare occasions. That's the reason why we (the community)
are wondering why Buffalo still uses this filesystem. They "implemented" a workaround by calling
a filesystem repair call on each startup.
But back to your problem.
If your Linux was not able to "speak" XFS, it would be no wonder why you couldn't get any data off
your disc. Use a recent Linux-Live-CD and see if it can detect the filesystems properly.
There is a Windows shareware called "Raise Data Recovery" which was used by a collegue of mine to
recover accidently deleted files on a XFS filesystem. This is not the exact same situation, but the company
claims they can also recover "lost" XFS filesystems. Maybe it is worth a try? At least you can see without
any payment if your data is still available (the shareware is restricted to allow copies of files of less than
Best of luck.