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Recover Important Files with Netgear Hard Disk Recovery


I have lost a great deal of data from this Netgear SC101, and have been using a 2-disk partition as a mirror, meaning that I wanted to get perfect copies of each file recorded on two separate disks. I knew that there was a big difference between RAID1 and RAID0, so I had a tech friend install the partition in the correct way. What I am finding now is that I cannot open the second ‘half’ of the mirror, and can’t find the files. When they are opened, it is just a series of letters and numbers, along with standard @%$!& symbols, which makes me think that it has lost a significant amount of information from the files, and can’t restore them. I decided to clone the disk which has lost the data, and use that to work on. In addition, while I can read the data on the NAS system, this appears to be coming from another directory, not the drive which has failed. The data which I can read is labelled as corrupt.


I am using a Netgear Readynas which uses 2 disks with 1 TB of memory. However, I am experiencing a problem when I try to extract data or write data to the NAS part of the drive. Rather than extracting it, as I would have expected, into a separate folder, it firstly tries to save it into a large ‘file’, which it has created, and then crashes, showing me the ‘blue screen of death’. I have tried several times to get it to save my folder in different locations on the drive, but each time it behaves as I have described above, and then fails. I have to reboot it from the start, and get it going again from scratch. When I try to copy data from the drive it also suffers the ‘blue screen of death’. Can you recover the data from the Netgear system for me?

Recover Important Files with Netgear Hard Disk Recovery

Netgear External hard disks are still growing in popularity both as extensions to the internal data storage of a system, but also as back-up storage devices for a computer internal drive. The drives can be used in a number of configurations that include being a standalone direct back-up drive and also as part of an array. There are a large number of Netgear drives available and we have significant experience in recovering data from many of them that include all of the ReadyNAS range of drives among others. If you are experiencing problems with your data access then you should give one of our Netgear recovery specialists a call so that they can advise you on the most likely problem with an over the phone diagnosis. Our many years of experience make this possible and we can also discuss with you the various options that are available to you as well as provide you with a quote and projected timescales to allow you to assess the best course of action to take with your disk.

Netgear provide drives that can be used as standalone external drives, or they can be used a network attached storage. This means that potentially the drives can have specialised architectures and configurations along with non-standard file systems and file management systems in place as well. This flexibility of the Netgear drives means that if anything happens to the drives it can be a complex process to recover the data that you have lost access to. If the original setup of the drives is not carried out optimally, this can also cause problems later down the line as errors or inefficiencies may be introduced that will cause subsequent errors in the writing of the data to the drive.

There a number of different ways in which data contained in a Netgear external hard drive can become corrupted or inaccessible. The first of these is simple user error in which a user accidentally deletes files that are still needed. This deletion is not a true deletion and is in fact just a removal of the pointers that point to the location of the files. The file itself will remain intact until that sector of the disk is overwritten. In order to recover the file software can be used to recover all of the files that are still present on the disk that do not have pointers.

There is also the possibility that hard drives can be damaged physically. There are various ways in which this can occur. Sometimes there can be a failure of the firmware, which in turn can cause damage to the files that are stored on the drives so that they become corrupted an inaccessible. Damage can also be externally induced perhaps through an impact, extreme temperatures or through getting wet. Other ways in which damage can be caused to files are through electrical surges through the drive or perhaps as the result of a virus infection of either the host system or the external drive itself.