IX4-200d housing change

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BruceA
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IX4-200d housing change

Post by BruceA » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:40 pm

Hello,

I have an IX4-200d with a blown motherboard.
No replacement available from IoMega/Lenovo (too old...)

I managed to get hold of a loan unit and have put my drives into this unit, hoping to get my data recovered and moved off to an external drive.
Currently the USB image appears on the screen in-between reboots.
Have reset the unit by pressing the rear button.

Any suggestions are most welcome.
3TB of life data...

The Data Recovery company has quoted me an arm and a leg to get the data off - seems they can do it without the chassis (somehow).

Cheers,
Bruce

Mijzelf
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Re: IX4-200d housing change

Post by Mijzelf » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:13 pm

BruceA wrote:seems they can do it without the chassis (somehow).
That's not a biggy. If you can connect the disks simultaneously to a Linux PC, you can mount the data partition. It's a Logical Volume in a Raid array. All normal Linux concepts. (The box runs linux too.)

Somewhere in the Iomega subforum here you can find detailed instructions.

Do not try to reinstall firmware via USB, If that succeeds, it wipes the disks.

BruceA
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Re: IX4-200d housing change

Post by BruceA » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:33 pm

Thanks for the USB advice.

I'm a Mac kinda guy with no access to a Linux environment.
Have an old Windows machine somewhere too.

Any suggestions to reconstruct using the 2nd chassis I have?

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Re: IX4-200d housing change

Post by Mijzelf » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:09 am

BruceA wrote:I'm a Mac kinda guy with no access to a Linux environment.
Have an old Windows machine somewhere too.
Linux can run from an USB stick, without touching the 'stock' OS. A bigger challenge is in most cases to get all disks connected simultaneously.
Any suggestions to reconstruct using the 2nd chassis I have?
If you have a spare disk, you could try to install the firmware from USB with that disk inserted (AFAIK the firmware will not install without disks inserted). With some luck the kernel+initramfs which will be flashed in rom will be compatible with the firmware installed on your disks.

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