D-Link NAS data recovery workflow
Preparations for D-Link NAS recovery
• Think about your D-Link NAS configuration. Since most common D-Link NAS models are 2-bays
ShareCenters, most likely it will be either RAID1 (mirror) or RAID0 (stripe) layout. With a RAID0, the recovery is possible only
when all the disks are available; for a RAID1, it makes sense to try to recover data from each disk in turn
to see which disk produces better result.
If your D-Link NAS has more than 2 disks, most likely it was configured to a RAID5 which can be recovered with one disk missing.
If the NAS configuration is unknown you can feed all the available disks to Home NAS Recovery and it tries to detect whether the recovery is possible or not.
• Think the way you will connect D-Link disks to a PC. It is better to use SATA ports on the PC motherboard;
there are not that many disks in D-Link NASes and most likely your PC has enough free SATA ports to connect the disks
(you can temporarily disconnect CD-ROM, if any). If you lack free SATA ports or you just do not want to disassemble your desktop PC,
you can use USB-to-SATA cables which you can buy in the nearest electronic shop.
• Think about a storage you will use to save the recovered NAS data to.
You can use either external disks or another NAS device.
HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM D-LINK NAS