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Hard drive has RAW file system!

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February 10, 2013 5:34:58 AM

Hi, i "had" a NAS drive and suddenly yesterday it stopped working properly. when i accesed it from my computer it said "this folder is empty" so i looked at the properties and so my previous 1tb HDD turned into 211mb!! so i got the drive and plugged it into my system where i could get a closer look at things and such. In computer management it finally recognizes the drive as a 1tb HDD however the filing system is in RAW.

I also know that i could just reformat it but I would like to keep as many files as i can if possible although the stuff is not that important, seeing that i could just download it again. Could you please give me some things that i could try?

P.S the HDD shows up in my computer but wont open, it sais "(x:)  is not accesible, not enough space..."

February 10, 2013 5:47:09 AM

well i just ran a check disk and there were no bad sectors etc.. but it did something about inserting attributes and such idont know but it WORKED !!!im guessing that it recognized that the filing system was RAW and changed it to NTFS
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February 13, 2013 1:43:56 PM

Do you have access to the data that was on it previously? My first guess on the process you describe is that the disk was initialized, partitioned, and formatted. This would wipe the data.

If there was data, and it's gone, and you need it, let us know.
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February 14, 2013 6:53:09 AM

WyomingKnott said:
Do you have access to the data that was on it previously? My first guess on the process you describe is that the disk was initialized, partitioned, and formatted. This would wipe the data.

If there was data, and it's gone, and you need it, let us know.


YEs all my files were still on it amazingly. You don't happen to have any ideas how this happened in the first place, my NAS manual has nothing about it. The lights were bling green and red but there was nothing on the internet about this issue with the same product.

Thanks anyway
Tim
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February 14, 2013 11:53:20 AM

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."

Don't know why the NAS quit. But the NAS was probably using a Linux filesystem on the drive, so Windows did not recognize it. As long as you didn't lose any data, don't worry. Was the unit still in warranty?
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February 15, 2013 5:19:47 AM

WyomingKnott said:
Was the unit still in warranty?


Nah I've had it for at least 3 years, i guess its just old age, things start to fail i guess.

Thanks for the interest though.
Tim

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