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Author Topic: Can I read the drive with a SATA3-TO-USB converter ?  (Read 1684 times)

Yongthy

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Can I read the drive with a SATA3-TO-USB converter ?
« on: January 05, 2016, 12:30:48 AM »

I have two drives in my DNS-325 . Now I want to get one drive out, read data in it with a SATA3-TO-USB convertor, or put it into a PC. Can I get data out in this way ? Thank you .
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ivan

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Re: Can I read the drive with a SATA3-TO-USB converter ?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 04:12:22 PM »

If this is one of your standard non RAID drives (or a drive from a RAID 1 array) then you need to read the 'Data Recovery' sticky post above this.

You must realise that the drive will be formatted as a Linux Ext3/4 drive and is therefore not readable by windows unless you have an installable file system driver installed or a program that will read the Linux drive format.

If you have a Linux computer then there should be no problems at all.  We have used a live linux CD booted computer to recover data from a RAID 1 array disk and copy it to a USB drive without problems, although it is rather slow.
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