How To Recover Data From Raid 1 / Single Disk

I – How to Reach Datas if Your RAID System Crash

II – How To Access Linux Formatted (Ext3 / Ext4) HDD On Windows Machine: Diskinternals Linux Reader For Windows 

III - How to Recover Datas if you Accidently Delete

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I – How to Reach Datas if Your RAID System Crash

If your NAS device gives an error and you need a folder or file urgently, you can reach or recovery easly by this ways;

A – Start device with only one HDD

Simply shut down Qnap, plug out 1.th HDD and start device only with second HDD. If it doesnt work, try to stard device only first HDD

B – Plug HDD to Qnap Front USB port;

If you Plug one of your HDD to a working Qnap USB Port, you can reach all of your Datas.

You need this equipment and its price is around 20 $ in Turkey vendors;

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After you plug HDD, just go External Drives -> External Storage Device and check Qnap can recognize your HDD. Sometimes some USB-Sata converters doesnt work, so use another converter if you cant see your HDD. (at picture down below, USBDisk 1-4 is my HDD, and USBDisk5 is my 2 gb USB drive. Just want to show you that you an plug multiple external device)

If your HDD seems Plugged ind, you can reach all of your datas under “USBDisk3″ folder which appears in your other share folders.

C – Directly Plug in to a Linux Machine

HDD’s are format as Ext 3 or Ex4 format and you can reach all of your datas if you you this HDD with Linux installed computer. You can use USB-SATA converter for laptops or directly Plugin to PC

D – Plug HDD to a virtual Linux on Vmware;

Also you can installa a virtual Linux to a Vmware to reach datas. You can use USB-SATA converter for laptops or directly Plugin to PC

E – Ext2 Volume Manager Software;

On windows, you can download, install and scan your HDD with this software;

http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs

http://www.fs-driver.org

http://www.ext2fsd.com

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/files/Ext2fsd/0.51/Ext2Fsd-0.51.exe/download

You can use USB-SATA converter for laptops or directly Plugin to PC

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II – How To Access Linux Formatted (Ext3 / Ext4) HDD On Windows Machine: Diskinternals Linux Reader For Windows 

1 – Download & Install Diskinternals Linux Reader Software;

http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/

2 – Plugin Qnap HDD to your PC;

Qnap HDD plug

3 – Your HDD should be looks like this;

Qnap diskinternal linux reader1

4 – Choose Your Qnap Main Volume And Double Click

Qnap diskinternal linux reader5 – Choose Folder You Want to Save And Check If Your Files Still Inside or Not;Qnap diskinternal linux reader 2

6 – Right Click On folder / File And Click Save;

Qnap diskinternal linux reader 3

7 – Follow Steps To Recover Your Files On Your Pc;

Qnap diskinternal linux reader 4

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III – I Accidently Delete a file, so is there a Chance to Recover Datas?

You can scan and Recover all of your datas with R-Studio;

1 – Plug HDD to your laptop, and start R-Studio;

2 – Highest size part under “size” colon is your Datas stored part on Qnap HDDs. Simply double click this part and a scan process will start.

3 – after 10 minutes scan, you can reach all of your datas.

4 – Also you can preview some files;

5 – simply choose which folders you want to recover and press “Recover Marked”. Program will ask you where to recover and choose your external drive or any other place to recover datas.

If you get any trouble to recover datas, please tell me and I’ll help.

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4 Responses to How To Recover Data From Raid 1 / Single Disk

  1. Manuel Reinsperrger says:

    Thank you very much for this tutorial, even though it took me 10 hours instead of ten minutes. Did I do something wrong?
    Otherwise great tip!

  2. burado51 says:

    Hi;

    It may depend on HDD size, number of files or damage on HDD. Also if you’r not recovering deleted file, you can try Diskinternal Linux Reader, it works really fast.

  3. jan van der meulen says:

    Years ago I bought a sata hdd dockingstation from a chines site for $20. Today I finally used it to connect my corrupt hd from the Nas to recover as much as possible. I did connect it to the USB-port of my TS-219P

  4. Daniel says:

    Thank you so much. While ReadyNAS system was fucked up the tut made me able to save all my data from NAS Drive (Raid 1)

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