[BCAB] Nas Hard Drive failure

Yusuf Osman yusuf.osman at yusufosman.org.uk
Fri Nov 3 16:02:44 GMT 2017


Thanks very much for the guidance Ben. Yusuf

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> On 2 Nov 2017, at 20:24, Ben Mustill-Rose <ben at benmr.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Seagates let you manipulate some of their settings over UART by
> connecting some cables to the jumper ports to the left of the SATA
> data connector although some models require certain points on the PCB
> be shorted in order to gain access. If I were handling this case my
> approach would be to disable reallication on the bad drive then use
> something like ddrescue (Linux tool) to image the drive to a good one,
> then do the same to the other drive in the RAID just to be safe. You
> could then try to plug the drives into the NAS and hope for the best
> or use some software to reconstruct the RAID semi-manually.
> 
> I would suggest http://www.pcimage.co.uk for data recovery; simple
> images are usually fairly cheap (hundreds) although I'm not sure how
> much they would charge for a RAID reconstruction.
> 
> Cheers,
> Ben.
> 
>> On 11/2/17, Yusuf Osman <yusuf.osman at yusufosman.org.uk> wrote:
>> It's a segate.
>> Yusuf
>> 
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ben
>> Mustill-Rose
>> Sent: 02 November 2017 18:48
>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Nas Hard Drive failure
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> What's the model of the failed drive? As you probably know you're going to
>> have to get it recovered one way or other since you used RAID 0.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Ben.
>> 
>>> On 11/2/17, Yusuf Osman <yusuf.osman at yusufosman.org.uk> wrote:
>>> Hi all, I was hoping that someone might be able to offer a more
>>> positive outcome to the failure of my Nas drive. Unfortunately I had
>>> not set it up as
>>> Raid1 but Raid0 and the guy who usually helps me fix my computer
>>> issues is unable to help. I've looked at a data recovery site
>>> www.datarecoverydirect.co.uk but the price to recover the data is over
>>> £1000. Admittedly they only charge if the data is recoverable but as
>>> they say they have a %95 success rate it would be just my luck that I
>>> would get lumbered with that kind of a bill.
>>> The Nas has 2 drives making a total of 6 TB, I'm pretty sure that
>>> there's less than that on them though. The current error message is
>>> that there are too many bad sectors on drive1.
>>> 
>>> Is there anything that I could try? I'm not terribly techy but I'd be
>>> willing to have a go.
>>> Yusuf
>>> 
>>> I've set up a FundMe account to help cover the ongoing costs of my
>>> PhD. I'd be very grateful if you'd consider donating. Thank you!
>>> https://www.gofundme.com/lhj928
>>> Why not follow me on Twitter at:
>>> yusuf_oy
>>> Facebook:
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