It is a "new" router. Not really new but the one in the other office. I set the NAS to get IP address not fixed.
Tested this in the previous office and checked that the NAS picked up an IP and we seen on the network. This was fine and worked OK
As I said in my original post I cannot access the device. It is just sitting here with a white flashing light on the front. Even it I power off and power on the device just sits there with the white flashing light
I can feel some driver spinning if I put my hand on the box but I cannot get access to it to change the config. The web browsing does not work and nor does Iomega's software - it cannot see the device.
I cannot shut down the NAS.
If I press and hold the power button nothing happens and the white light just continues to blink.
I can only power down by physically pulling out the power cable.
I have already tried this type of power down on the device.
I did the router re-boot routine yesterday already.
The only way to give power to the NAS is to physically unplug the power as the power switch itself does not have any effect.
I also tried Iomega's reset routine (press and hold reset button on back for 15 secs - nothing happens) to preserve data as I do not want to do a factory reset (in any case I can't get to the software to do this) as it will lose lots of desperately required data.
OK. Hang on.....
Just checked the DHCP table and the device does not show in the list. All the other computers/devices that are on the network do show:-
DHCP server: RunningIndex IP Address MAC Address Leased Time HOST ID1 192.168.11.100 4C-B1-99-DB-5D-7D 34:40:50.330 2 192.168.11.101 00-1B-EA-FF-A1-F4 15:36:20.550 Wii3 192.168.11.102 00-1C-DF-D2-0B-2D 12:34:55.050 MandaPC4 192.168.11.103 64-31-50-38-FF-95 11:40:05.560 ShaunMBragg-HP5 192.168.11.104 00-23-6C-8B-92-D8 34:22:38.600 6 192.168.11.105 00-1F-1F-7F-AB-BF 19:56:13.340 ShaunBragg-PC_27 192.168.11.106 A4-67-06-9F-83-E2 29:33:00.880 8 192.168.11.107 18-67-B0-7E-E2-03 29:22:36.090 StevesPCHome9 192.168.11.108 00-A1-B0-92-30-2D 21:42:24.730 ShaunBragg-PC_210 192.168.11.109 E0-C9-7A-2C-32-12 34:51:23.970 Shauns-iPhone11 192.168.11.110 00-D0-B8-1E-03-A1 34:55:10.850
No I cannot access it. I have tried using their software.
To be fair the device is not directly connected to the back of the router it is connected via a switch where the servers are. Do you think that will make a difference?
I have a USB Sata cradle which I tried yesterday to get to the data.
When I put the drive(s) in this they failed to spin, so I could not see them.
So I tried the drive directly on the none boot sata in a pc. Again the drives could not be seen, as they are Linux and I read somewhere that they are LVA2?
Does that make sense to you?
Will a PC be able to read the data if I get this device from Amazon?
Ah OK. I read somewhere that the drives have some Linux software on them for booting up.
I wonder why the PC could not see the drives when I connected a sata cable to them?
The cradle is a WivStars Sata Hard Drive Docking Station model A27JB. It runs off a 12v 2amp AC adapter.
God you really think so!!
I know when I plugged the cradle with the 1TB disks in my Mac reported a power issue but the cradle worked with a 250gb Drive.
Yes I did.
What are the two reasons?
The thing is though that I can feel them spinning in the NAS device, with the white light blinking.
What do you think about data recovery?
OK. I'll have to call them. The data is desperately important to us.
I will never trust one of these NAS drives again!
I can't see how two drives can fail simultaneously and I though the point of RAID was to keep a mirror of data if one drive failed!