I have a Lacie EDMini (Ethernet Disk Mini) v2 750GB hard drive that's suddenly gone dead. Data from it cannot be read over the network and it won't even respond to ping anymore. I've tried connecting the drive to the PC using USB but the PC is unable to detect the drive. The lights on the drive do turn on and the network LED also lights up on the switch when the Lacie is plugged into the switch.
I have warranty left for the drive but my data on the drive is more important and I'm willing to tear it apart if that will get me the data back.
I was thinking of opening the case and taking out the actual hard drive which I can then plug into a PC to read data off it. Does anyone know what interface (IDE/SATA...) the Lacie EDMini v2 uses and what file system it uses. My guess is it would be using XFS, can anyone confirm?
Appreciate all ideas and plans for testing this drive and getting data off it. I have limited Linux and more Windows experience so would appreciate a bit of explanation if the solution involves tinkering with Linux.