Re: Recover data on Iomega network-hard-drive - SMB

This is a discussion on Re: Recover data on Iomega network-hard-drive - SMB ; Hi Group, I'm sorry for the cross-post, but the original post was to microsoft.public.hardware, which does not exist any more. Besides that, alt.iomega is pathetically small. Above that, I'm not sure if this problem is hardware or software related. Kaaiman ...

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  1. Re: Recover data on Iomega network-hard-drive

    Hi Group,

    I'm sorry for the cross-post, but the original post was to
    microsoft.public.hardware, which does not exist any more.
    Besides that, alt.iomega is pathetically small. Above that, I'm
    not sure if this problem is hardware or software related.

    Kaaiman wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have recently bought an Iomega Network Hard Drive (250Gb - only
    > ethernet connection) which I coupled to my Netgear wireless router
    > (WGR614v5). It all worked pretty fine in the beginning (for one month),
    > but now when I try to access the drive it seems empty, and the size is
    > only 6MB, while I have 80Gb of photo's and pics stored on it!
    >
    > I will bring it back to Iomega as it still is under warrenty, but is
    > there a way to recover the data first, before I have to return it??
    >
    > I tried some software I found on the internet, but they don't recognize
    > a network hard drive (only local ones, or hdd connected via usb). Does
    > anyone have any suggestions to recover the data??
    >
    > All PCs connected to the router are all WinXP.
    >
    > Thanks.


    I have exactly the same problem and I am curious if somebody can
    shed some light on this. Maybe the original author?

    My setup (when this happened):
    Linux 2.2.12 (RedHat 6.1)
    Samba 2.0.5a
    smbmount 2.0.5a

    Meanwhile I upgraded to:
    Samba 2.0.7
    smbmount 2.0.7

    Also, I scanned the network disk itself, and found:
    Linux 2.4.0
    Samba 2.2.7a

    I already contacted Iomega about this, but all they had to say
    is: format the disk and start again. But I can't accept this
    (yet).
    What if it happens again? I need to know the cause of the
    problem first.

    I also searched the groups, and I found at least two interesting
    posts about people who mounted a samba share from a Windows
    computer, then mounted the same share with smbmount.
    Then they copied files (within Linux) to the share, went back to
    their Windows machines, checked out the files and they were gone
    on both the Windows and the Linux box!

    These posts were *not* about the Iomega Network HDD, but they
    led me to believe that maybe this is a SMB issue in general.

    Anyone?

  2. Re: Recover data on Iomega network-hard-drive

    Daniel Boland wrote:
    > Hi Group,
    >
    > I'm sorry for the cross-post, but the original post was to
    > microsoft.public.hardware, which does not exist any more.
    > Besides that, alt.iomega is pathetically small. Above that, I'm
    > not sure if this problem is hardware or software related.
    >
    > Kaaiman wrote:
    > >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I have recently bought an Iomega Network Hard Drive (250Gb - only
    > > ethernet connection) which I coupled to my Netgear wireless router
    > > (WGR614v5). It all worked pretty fine in the beginning (for one month),
    > > but now when I try to access the drive it seems empty, and the size is
    > > only 6MB, while I have 80Gb of photo's and pics stored on it!
    > >
    > > I will bring it back to Iomega as it still is under warrenty, but is
    > > there a way to recover the data first, before I have to return it??

    >


    Inside the enclosure is a standard IDE hard drive (usually). Of course,
    to get it out, you have to open it up, which may void the warrenty. So
    before you do, see if you can get IOMEGA to recover your data for you.

    Connect it up to a free IDE channel, and see if you have access to the
    data.
    You may wish to make a forensic quality disk image first. Some versions
    of Norton Ghost can do this (not version 10, it's a worthless POS since
    you can't do drive duplication).

    After that, it's send the thing to a data recovery specialist.


  3. Re: Recover data on Iomega network-hard-drive


    wrote in message
    news:1144301202.310105.55670@z34g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com...
    > Daniel Boland wrote:
    >> Hi Group,
    >>
    >> I'm sorry for the cross-post, but the original post was to
    >> microsoft.public.hardware, which does not exist any more.
    >> Besides that, alt.iomega is pathetically small. Above that, I'm
    >> not sure if this problem is hardware or software related.
    >>
    >> Kaaiman wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Hello,
    >> >
    >> > I have recently bought an Iomega Network Hard Drive (250Gb - only
    >> > ethernet connection) which I coupled to my Netgear wireless router
    >> > (WGR614v5). It all worked pretty fine in the beginning (for one month),
    >> > but now when I try to access the drive it seems empty, and the size is
    >> > only 6MB, while I have 80Gb of photo's and pics stored on it!
    >> >
    >> > I will bring it back to Iomega as it still is under warrenty, but is
    >> > there a way to recover the data first, before I have to return it??

    >>

    >
    > Inside the enclosure is a standard IDE hard drive (usually). Of course,
    > to get it out, you have to open it up, which may void the warrenty. So
    > before you do, see if you can get IOMEGA to recover your data for you.
    >
    > Connect it up to a free IDE channel, and see if you have access to the
    > data.
    > You may wish to make a forensic quality disk image first. Some versions
    > of Norton Ghost can do this (not version 10, it's a worthless POS since
    > you can't do drive duplication).
    >
    > After that, it's send the thing to a data recovery specialist.


    One other item.. It may be formatted as something other than NTFS or FAT. My
    Linksys formats drives using EXT3, so you might want to find out what format
    your NAS uses.

    I have to use IFSDrive to read my NAS drives locally.



  4. Re: Recover data on Iomega network-hard-drive

    Hi group,

    Thanks for the replies. I was at the verge of opening the case.
    I had all the screws out. But I couldn't get the case open
    anyway. It is too tightly constructed.

    I don't want to give up my warranty, so I just reformatted the
    disk...

    Now its size has shrunk from 160 GB to 150 GB and when I try to
    create a folder, I get an "access denied" error.

    I will go for a refund or another brand of disk. I don't trust
    the technology behind this disk anymore, and I certainly don't
    like the way Iomega "helped" me.

    Can anybody give me some hints to a good NAS solution?

    Daniel

    Noozer wrote:
    >
    > wrote in message
    > news:1144301202.310105.55670@z34g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com...
    > > Daniel Boland wrote:
    > >> Hi Group,
    > >>
    > >> I'm sorry for the cross-post, but the original post was to
    > >> microsoft.public.hardware, which does not exist any more.
    > >> Besides that, alt.iomega is pathetically small. Above that, I'm
    > >> not sure if this problem is hardware or software related.
    > >>
    > >> Kaaiman wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> > Hello,
    > >> >
    > >> > I have recently bought an Iomega Network Hard Drive (250Gb - only
    > >> > ethernet connection) which I coupled to my Netgear wireless router
    > >> > (WGR614v5). It all worked pretty fine in the beginning (for one month),
    > >> > but now when I try to access the drive it seems empty, and the size is
    > >> > only 6MB, while I have 80Gb of photo's and pics stored on it!
    > >> >
    > >> > I will bring it back to Iomega as it still is under warrenty, but is
    > >> > there a way to recover the data first, before I have to return it??
    > >>

    > >
    > > Inside the enclosure is a standard IDE hard drive (usually). Of course,
    > > to get it out, you have to open it up, which may void the warrenty. So
    > > before you do, see if you can get IOMEGA to recover your data for you.
    > >
    > > Connect it up to a free IDE channel, and see if you have access to the
    > > data.
    > > You may wish to make a forensic quality disk image first. Some versions
    > > of Norton Ghost can do this (not version 10, it's a worthless POS since
    > > you can't do drive duplication).
    > >
    > > After that, it's send the thing to a data recovery specialist.

    >
    > One other item.. It may be formatted as something other than NTFS or FAT. My
    > Linksys formats drives using EXT3, so you might want to find out what format
    > your NAS uses.
    >
    > I have to use IFSDrive to read my NAS drives locally.


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  5. Re: Recover data on Iomega network-hard-drive


    Daniel Boland wrote:
    > Hi group,
    >
    > Thanks for the replies. I was at the verge of opening the case.
    > I had all the screws out. But I couldn't get the case open
    > anyway. It is too tightly constructed.
    >
    > I don't want to give up my warranty, so I just reformatted the
    > disk...
    >
    > Now its size has shrunk from 160 GB to 150 GB and when I try to
    > create a folder, I get an "access denied" error.
    >
    > I will go for a refund or another brand of disk. I don't trust
    > the technology behind this disk anymore, and I certainly don't
    > like the way Iomega "helped" me.
    >
    > Can anybody give me some hints to a good NAS solution?
    >
    > Daniel
    >

    I recently refurbished an Argosy network drive that actually liked. But
    upon checking the website, it looks like they don't sell networked
    storage anymore. too bad.


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