HardDrives seem to be nothing but paper weights now??????????
I have a Snap Server with two 250 gig drives....mirrored. I came back from vacation to find the server was not accessable. After contacting Snap Tech Help and squeezing out what little knowledge I have personally I am at a wall..... Due to these being 250 gig drives I had them Mirrored to provide emergency retrival....I have never seen two drives die at once with no apparent reason or warning .......but I guess there's always the first time....with my luck. Anyway I am trying to access these things in various ways ......since I believe Adaptec uses a Linux OS .......I have tried access using Knoppix (Linux). Then in case I tried with Bart(Windows) neither one sees ANYTHING! The drives feel like they are spinning and no power surges or external damage occured. When I fire up I don't see the small green LED light-up on the printed Circuit Board in either harddrive. These are Maxtor's....Maxline Plus II 250 GB ATA/133 Drives. Maybe there isn't one on these....can't tell with this surface mount stuff............ I am wondering if there is a fuse in line on the board........many devices have a regular fuse or a 1 ohm resistor in the + line to protect the rest of the board........that's probably not the case.
Any suggestions......I don't want to have to use a recovery Service for $1000 but I have a ton of the offices data on these and must retrieve if at all possible.