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Netgear Data Recovery


I recently purchased a Readynas Ultra 2, which was using two hard drives with 3TB memory, using the RAID0 mode. I set up the machine, but did not realise that there was not a recycling bin on the machine. This meant that when I deleted some folders with movie files in, I couldn’t get them back. However, I accidentally included some wedding movie files that I really needed in the folders, and now I need to recover them as quickly as possible. With an ordinary driver, I think I would be able to scan the drives using my software, and get those files back, but it seems that I can’t do this with the Netgear system, and I am really struggling to find the answer. I don’t want to pay the costs that Readynas are charging, which seems to be around £900 for each drive.


Hello. I am using a Netgear Readynas Duo, which has 2 drives of 500gb each. Recently, I have had a little bit of a problem with one of my drives. I tried everything to get it going again, but then, I made the situation even worse. It appears that there is a small button at the back of the device which essentially resets both drives. I may have accidentally pressed it while I was trying to get the drives to work. After the button was pressed, I found that my data is completely gone, on both drives even though I have RAID1. I tried to repartition the drive according to the original RAID, and I can see the drive on my computer, but it is telling me that there is 1TB of space available, all unused. I am considering spending some money to recover my files, but before I do that, can anyone tell me if I am wasting my time? I assume that the reset button restores the Readynas to factory settings, in which case it seems likely that I will have lost all the data files that I had on there.