NAS and DAS Data Recovery Services.
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:
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.