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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:09 pm 

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Last year I dropped my Lacie Nas onto the floor and both harddrives were really damaged. On an off I spent much time in trying to make the thing work again. Yesterday I became successfull.
I used two spare drives (Hitachi 2.5" 80GB and Seagate 3.5" 320GB).The size of the harddisks does not matter at all, as long as the data partition on both drives are of the same size. Therefore I only could use about 75GB on both drives (leaving the rest unpartitioned). See also pictures.
If any of you is interested, please let me know and I will leave both images and information.

John :D

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:17 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:45 am
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I'm always interested in repair stories.

But your topic title puzzles me. The 'BigDisk Network V2' ? AFAIK the ' Ethernet Big Disk' is identical to the EDMini V2, except that it has 2 disks. (The EDMini V2 has only one, but the 2nd sata port is available on the motherboard).
We also have the current 'V2 series', the Networkspace 2, the 2Big Network 2, the 5Big 2, ..., but your according to your screenshots your box is too old to be member of this family.
Any idea of the processor, amount of memory, and so on?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:45 am 

Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:27 am
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Lacie contains two diskimages, a few pictures and sectedit.exe.

The whole procedure will only take 5 minutes or so.

Use Sectedit.exe under windows7. I used my laptop with two Serial ATA converters on USB (20 euro each).

If the disks are not fresh, please remove all partitions first (i.e. Partition Wizard)!

select disk.
import sectors.
choose R or L_disk.bin
OK (should take a minute or so).
Again for the second disk.

Attach both harddisks to Ubuntu 10.04.
I ran Ubuntu in a VMPlayer box (or a VMware Workstation) under windows 7, so I could switch easely between Ubuntu and Win7.

Open Diskutility (see picture, 4xRaid-1 and 1xRaid-0 arrays).
Run each raid (one at the time).
Select Check (if resyncing wait and check after). During checking array may being repaired (see picture).
Stop array.

Check all 4 Raid-1 arrays.
Do not check Raid-0 array.


Build NAS together and switch it on.
In Explorer (your Lacie BigDisk address, if not sure use MyLanViewer or look into your router).
Log on: admin/admin.
In System/Disks choose format.
Wait a minute and press status (3 times).

Log in again.
Everything should work.

Firmware version is v2.28.
Above mentioned procedure is meant for 2x1TB disks. If using 500GB disks (or even smaller) please contact me for advise.

John ... ork_nl.pdf

I've posted the files again on March 26 2012. Look at: alt.binaries.ftd or alt.binaries.boneless or alt binaries.misc (look for Lacie)
The checking part is optional, so don't bother (all can be done under windows within a few minutes). :mrgreen:
checking partition_5.JPG

The Lacie Ethernet BigDisk V2 is a Linux-based NAS with a Marvell Board.
¦Board: d2Next-NAS
¦Cpu: Marvell Orion MV-88f5182-A2 400 Mhz
¦RAM: 64 Mb DDR2
¦Network: 1×10/100/1000 Marvell 8BE1118R Gigabit ethernet
¦USB: 1×2.0 ports
¦Storage: 2×500/1000 Gb SATA disks
¦LEDs: Frontal blue/red led, disk activity/functional led
¦Flash: 512 Kb MX29LV400CBTC-70G
¦Serial: ALVCH1621260 TTL serial interface (3.3V)


¦Bootloader: U-Boot 1.1.1 (Jun 15 2007 - 08:56:23) Marvell version: 1.7.3 - LaCie version: 1.4.alpha_3
¦Boot method: U-Boot image on disk
¦Kernel commandline: console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/sda7 ro reset=0

Operating system
¦Kernel: linux-
¦Coreutils: busybox
¦SMB: Samba
¦Bonjour: Avahi/Zeroconf

¦sda1: extended, 980 Mb
¦sda2: xfs, md raid0, user data, the remaining part of the disk
¦sda5: swap, md raid1, 130 Mb
¦sda6: Linux kernel U-Boot Image, 8 Mb
¦sda7: ext3, md raid1, minimal root partition, 8 Mb
¦sda8: ext3, md raid1, original firmware partition, 130 Mb
¦sda9: ext3, md raid1, snapshots/upgrades partition, 696 Mb
¦sda10: filled with zeroes (may be used for an alternate kernel), 8 Mb

Clunc support
This board works well with clunc; main LED will become red while clunc is active.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:29 am 

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:45 am
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1GB. Phew. Well, at least try to 7zip it, that gives a better compression than zip.

You can ask for upload access.

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:01 am 

Joined: Wed May 25, 2016 8:08 am
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Did you use these images here to perform your recovery? ... artitions/

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