How to recover data from iomega NAS with 4 HD in a RAID 5
Posted on 2011-03-10
Hello everyone, we have an iomega NAS that diead on us. It will power on but as soon as it either gets to the logon screen OR shortly after login on the screen goes black the HD lights on the front panel blink orange. We've tried safe mode and get the same result.
Can we take out these sata drives and plug them say in an HP workstation that supports raid and boot up? I've been meaning to try that as a last resort but afraid that it will erase the data.
And what about a backup you ask? Well, users were not supposed to save important stuff onto that particular share in the NAS but as usual, they dont listen and now some have "Critical" files in there.
So what are my options that dont involve sending the drives in to some expensive data recovery center?