Netgear NAS Box drive inaccessible
Posted on 2011-10-18
I have a Netgear SC101 (not SC101T) in front of me here which has VERY business-critical data on it but which cannot be accessed. I have installed the latest SCM software (v. 3.0.6) as per the Netgear website, have installed it and can see reference to the drive (by it's specific user-created name) through the software. The problem is, however, that the drive is showing as size: 0.0 (GB) and % size: 0.0 when trying to access and I am unable to manage the drive. When I pull the drive out and plug it via PATA connections directly into another known-working machine, the drive is detected but I'm told that the drive needs to be initialised first. I'm reluctant to call this one as it sounds like the drive is toast... would you agree?
Two of the five HDDs on their Server recently died and we can only put it down to a possible power surge at the time - looks possible that this may have been the case here too.
. My experience with NAS devices is limited, so please excuse any silly questions asked by me on this matter.
As a side question, do you think NAS boxes are worth it if connected to a server which is always on? I would think that they wouldn't be, but am happy to be enlightened by wiser men than I.