Making an NAS GD into Internal HD

By ross1989b
Aug 22, 2011
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  1. (Title was meant to be NAS HD, i blame the keyboard :D)

    The Lan port on my NAS hard drive recently broke and therefore i have turned this into an internal hard drive.

    In doing so i have now plugged it into my computer and changed the bios so that it still boots to my main hard drive. The computer recognises the device but it cannot read it. All the partitions on it are "empty".

    A friend of mine told me that i need t download some software so that windows recognises this, but didn't say what! (helpful i know!)

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    - It was a WD network 1TB hard-drive
    - I am running windows 7 64bit
    - I am hoping i do not need to reformat as it has important docs on it.

    Thanks,

    Ross
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    state make/model of the original NAS. I fear it had a RAID-X configuration .....
  3. ross1989b

    ross1989b Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Its a WD My Book network drive, if thats what you mean?

    Model code is WD10000H1NC-00 (but i doubt that helps)

    Thanks for taking an interest. (Sorry if its not)

    *edit

    Never mind misread ur post, i need to open my pc up to find that. I'll do that now
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    no, you got it right WDC device . . .
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    not looking good

    this url states
    * The double-safe place for your data -- Using RAID ...

    Even if you had only one HD in the enclosure, the filesystem could have been a RAID-1
    and that's why you can't get to any data - - it's not NTFS :(
  6. ross1989b

    ross1989b Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I thought that might be the case, darn! I have tried downloading ext2explore and that had no luck either.

    Thanks for you help, much appreciated.


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