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D-Link Network Storage => DNS-320L => Topic started by: JavaLawyer on September 23, 2012, 06:04:12 AM

Title: DNS-320L - Data Recovery (Windows PCs)
Post by: JavaLawyer on September 23, 2012, 06:04:12 AM
If you are unable to access the data stored on your ShareCenter due to a catastrophic hardware or software failure and exhausted all conventional options, a number of ShareCenter owners (DNS-320, DNS-321, DNS-323, DNS-325, DNS-343) reported varying levels of success recovering their data using the following third party applications: Ext2IFS, R-Studio, and NAS Data Recovery.

Since the ShareCenter series formats hard drives using the Linux filesystem, DNS-formatted drives are not directly readable by Windows PCs without the support of a third party application.

These applications require physically installing the ShareCenter hard drives in a Windows PC and will enable direct access to ShareCenter data via Windows. Based on ShareCenter user experience reported in this forum, Ext2IFS works with Standard Volumes, RAID 0, and RAID 1, while R-Studio seems to work well with managing more complex disk configurations, such as JBOD and RAID 5. NAS Data Recovery works with RAID 5 arrays. Ext2IFS is free of charge, while R-Studio and NAS Data Recovery are available for purchase.

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Disclaimer: The applications described in this post are not sanctioned by D-Link for data recovery. All reports describing the success of these software products for recovering ShareCenter data are solely the result of end-user experience and observation. As such, DNS owners who choose to use these products for data recovery do so at their own risk.