NAS or not, the top post in this forum notes from free to pay items and methods for data recovery. Start there and notice the Lacie Miracle post.
But more to the point. These are not "storage." I find it a shame they call them storage when you see by stories in these forums where people rely on them as storage for the one last copy of files and pictures then disaster strikes.
Where's the backup copy?
Maxtor NAS Shared Storage II 2 TB (network hard drive)
OS: Vista Premium
Recently I had either network or internet problem (cannot connect to all network or internet was down). During that time the network HD could not be accessed automatically. Often times the hard drive went asleep, and it didn?t turn on like usual when I started my computer.
During that time I could not save any file to it, and I could not change any file in it either (either delete or move)*. Later I noticed that one of my folders (contains years of photos) disappeared. I heard clicking sound from the inside frequently when I restarted the HD.
Several days after that I tried to access it again, but I didn?t see any file left in it. I saw several public folders, but all were empty.
Are my old files gone completely or just hidden? I didn?t delete anything, as I mentioned above *.
What I have to do to retrieve my files? What is/are program for network HD data recovery?
Will it/they work since I didn't delete anything and since there is no recycle bin in the HD?
Thanks in advance for any suggestion.