Network Attached Storage (NAS) Recovery

Data Recovery for NAS devices using Ext3/4, XFS & ReiserFS

NAS and DAS Data Recovery Services.

For further information on NAS and RAID array data recovery please visit our dedicated website.

Becoming increasingly popular in both home and business settings, NAS devices allow multiple users to connect and share files on a single device over a RJ45 network interface. Most NAS devices run a customised Linux operating system, using Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, ReiserFS or XFS filesystem. Recovery of NAS devices requires a good understanding of filesystem structures.

We recover data from all NAS devices including those manufactured by:

Seagate Netgear Western Digital Lacie Freecom Buffalo
G-Tech Iomega Apple Linksys D-Link Drobo
Thecus Synology Qnap Samsung HP Dell

Many larger NAS devices are set up as RAID volumes. Do not attempt to remove a single disk from the unit as your data will not be accessible from it. Any new data written to the disk can cause the RAID array to degrade (particularly in RAID 0 set up) and cause unrecoverable data loss.

The typical failures in NAS drives related to filesystem corruption, degraded media and PCB failure. Degraded media is particularly common, this can be a result of the hard disk drive be constantly powered on and extensive use as a shared storage device. NAS devices also tend to support high capacity hard disk drives. We rarely see a NAS device with a storage capacity of 500GB or lower. For detailed information about hard disk drives please see our “How do HDDs work?” page.

All data recovery work undertaken by CDR is on a free diagnosis and a “No-recovery, “No-fee” policy.

StorCenter NAS device range