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I had the same problem, here is how you can recover the data from the MMS ii SATA drives if it is the controller board that has failed, or if you were using RAID 1 and 1 disk has failed.
1) Find a desktop PC with a SATA Mother Board connection (these are usually marked SATA 1 / 2), there should be a spare SATA power lead otherwise you may need to get a power splitter. If you already have SATA disks/dvd's you can use the DVD's cable. If not you will need to get hold of a SATA data cable.
2) If you have no SATA devices in use you may need to set the bios settings to enable SATA, "Native" setting worked for me.
3) Connect the drive to the SATA power cable and the data cable to the mother board, boot up the PC, you should be able to see the drive in Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Manager > Disk Manager but Windows cannot access the drive directly.
4) The drives are in Linux EXT3 format so you need to get a utility that allows windows to access linux drives/partitions, this one worked for me:
From the tool you can just export the NAS folders to a new storage device to recover your data.