03-26-2009 10:43 PM
I have a Maxtor Central Axis 1 TB NAS drive purchased in November of 2008
Recently even after powercycling multiple times, I was unable to see the drive on the router (no ip address) and the device would keep cycling, unable to boot.
Contacted support, who after troubleshooting said, device was bad, send in for replacement. I asked about the data and was told tough luck at first, but several days after asking for a manager who was too busy at the time to reply, I received permission to remove the drive from the enclosure and do a basic data recovery.
Problem is I am unable to get the drive to mount, currently using Windows XP, and tried several ext2 mounting programs. Only one even showed the drive, and stated it was RAW.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
04-15-2009 10:11 AM
If you boot from a version of Ubuntu or Linux with the drive connected you should be able to see files. Try a Live CD and see what you find. Find someone that know Ubuntu and they should be able to copy the files. The second option is go to grc.com and get Spinrite. It might be able fix the boot error if it is due to bad data on the disk. Place the drive back in the Axis case and see if it boots.
I would try UBuntu first. Let us know your results.
04-26-2009 03:10 PM - edited 04-26-2009 03:14 PM
Instead of installing a whole new os, you should try installing a linux partition reader. I had a similar senario as the ts, except I'm using a maxtor fusion 500GB NAS. I didn't feel like installing a whole new os so I opted to try this freeware linux partition reader.
The program is very light weight and easy to use.
This worked out perfectly for me on my xp laptop.
05-12-2009 10:45 AM