Read RAID disk

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kevinbuckley70
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Read RAID disk

Post by kevinbuckley70 » 24 Aug 2020, 00:38

I have a two bay and a five bay TerraMaster USB RAID. Both have just two 10Tb disks fitted in RAID1.

Last week the house was struck by lightning and I am working my way through all the damaged tech.

The two bay drive is OK. If I plug it into my laptop it is recognised and I can see the directory structure (although I haven't yet run a checkdisk on it).

The five bay drive shows two green lights but cannot be seen by a PC (I'm connecting to a different laptop unconnected with the strike).

My question is: can the individual drives be removed and read by simply connecting them to a SATA dock?

Or does the RAID drive configure/format them in some special way which means they can only be read by the TerraMaster?

Any help appreciated!

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TMroy
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Re: Read RAID disk

Post by TMroy » 24 Aug 2020, 23:26

Normally an USB-SATA enclosure or docking can read data from a raid 1 hard drive. But I am not 100% sure, there are so many sellers on the market.
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Tricky
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Re: Read RAID disk

Post by Tricky » 25 Aug 2020, 03:25

You will need some software that can read the file configuration i had something similar when i first got my TNAS but caused by the TNAS and i did find some free software the will read the disks from a caddy and managed to recover most of my photo's and some files but to get everything recovered you will have to pay for some software here is a link to the free stuff.

https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download

https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

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kevinbuckley70
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Re: Read RAID disk

Post by kevinbuckley70 » 25 Aug 2020, 04:22

Thanks I'll look at that.

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