I just returned from a week on the road to find my main data drive, a Fantom G-Force Mega Disk NAS disconnected from my Windows XP network. The little blue light was still glowing on the unit, and I've had the occasional instance where the drive has simply disappeared from the network, and in the past, a simple on/off power switch has done the trick. This time, no dice, and I've had the red "activity" light turn on and glow a solid red. Looking at the Fantom manual: http://www.micronet.com/support/manuals/mdnas_manual_R4.pdf
it doesn't really indicated what it means if the activity light glows a solid red. Listening to the device, it sounds like at the very least at least one of the drives must be spinning up.
My question is this: I configured this device as a RAID 1 NAS just in case I did have a drive failure, so can I remove the drives from this enclosure and put them one at a time in another hard drive enclosure to attempt to retrieve my data that way? Once I do get my data back, can someone recommend a ROCK SOLID NAS where I won't have as many worries about product failure? Since this has happened, I've read nothing but bad feedback from other Fantom drive end users. I'd really like to get my data back so any help you can provide would be much appreciated!!