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Old 25-01-2013, 11:31
Fran Blakes
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The contents apart from the root folders have been completely wiped

I was about to buy a hard drive to back up the NAS - which was getting full, orange warning light was on.

Has any got/used an Iomega NAS drive?

Using the browser to login, on one of the screens there is an item 'disk repair' will this do more hard than good?
or should I use a disk recovery tool, recovering music and videos isn't too important, recovering photos is.

On another screen it shows the drive as empty.

At the moment the drive is disconnected from the router and powered off.

Any help would be most appreciated, thanks!
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Old 25-01-2013, 12:25
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I had an Iomega drive which went kaput due to a network issue. Mine ran a Linux operating system which made you jump through hoops to get access to it by any other means than the network software.

Iomega replaced it without asking any questions - not even asking how old it was, so I guess there were known issues.

Have a look around the iomega forums. Failing that, if the photos are really important, you may need to take it to a data recovery specialist - which will be expensive.

Found THIS

Looking at other forum posts, it looks like the data is recoverable - but its a bit of a ball ache to do it.
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Old 26-01-2013, 14:56
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Did you have a 'disk repair' option via the web interface?
Or is it a new feature to there NAS drives.

I use Ubuntu Linux on a ageing laptop, so might request help from a Linux forum...
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Old 26-01-2013, 15:05
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I wouldn't trust the NAS device any further if you think that's what wiped the data. Could you pull the hard drive out of it and attach to a linux system, and try file recovery programs from there?


Just did a search and have you seen this link? People with what looks like the same problem, and the info from sgerwinat might be helpful:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...e-erase-itself
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Old 26-01-2013, 15:43
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Presume you have Seagate Dashboard on your PC, does the home page on there say the disk is empty?, and if you have Seagate Dashboard then you may have Memeo Backup, which will have kept a backup of all the data that was on the NAS Drive.
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