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I have a Seagate Black Armor NAS 110 in which the service has gone out on the unit.  Before I send it into Seagate for replacement, I want to back all of the data off of my drive.  I called their tech/warranty support and they said I could use a Linux EX reader (I think this is what they called it) and plug it into my PC to pull off of the data.

I have never worked on a Linux drive so this is all new to me and I have a few questions.

* What software do I need to do this?
* I have an old XP PC that I assume I can open the case and plug the drive into, but could I somehow plug the drive into my HP laptop?  I have an eSata port on the side?

Thanks for all of your help.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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What they probably said was EXT2 (or 3 or 4). There's lots of software out there...here's one:
http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/

Yes, you may plug it into your HP laptop, via the esata port or a usb port or firewire port. I've done all three on my HP laptops. It's a matter of which enclosure you get. I suggest going to Amazon and searching for "hard drive enclosure". I've had good luck with StarTech enclosures...all of them have worked very well on my HP laptops. Regards, Joe
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Just boot the PC using the PartedMagic LiveCD, then you should be able to mount the Linux partitions and also your windows partitions, and just copy the files you need:

http://partedmagic.com
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There are a few programs that let you read ext file systems on Windows.  http://www.howtogeek.com/112888/3-ways-to-access-your-linux-partitions-from-windows/

I prefer the open source versions.  http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2read/

Here's some instructions on how to do it.
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-read-ext3ext4-linux-partition-from-windows-7.html
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I am running into all kinds of issues just connecting the drive.  I went to Best Buy and the guy recommend a Thermaltake USB Hard Drive dock.  It did not work b/c it's capacity was a 2 TB drive, mine is a Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB drive.  U just came back from Best Buy and the guy gave me a sata to USB cable that said it was for a 2.5" drive.  I told him mine was a 3.5" drive but he said it would not matter.  Apparently it does b/c it will not read anything.

So I pulled the case on my old Dell XP PC and of course it does not have an eSata card or cable.

Can someone recommend something?  I am having a hard time finding an enclosure (or just a cable that I can plug into the drive and laptop) that supports a 3TB 3.5" Seagate drive?  I can't find one that will support a drive about 2TB.
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The description on this enclosure says, "Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB)...":
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-3-5in-Silver-External-Enclosure/dp/B001D756MG/

I have not used this particular one, but, as I mentioned already, I have many StarTech enclosures and they all work well. Regards, Joe
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