Specialist Data Recovery from QNAP NAS (RAID) Devices
QNAP NAS hard disk drives are popular forms of data storage for both home and office environments. Like all hard drives they can go wrong for a variety of reasons.
We see a fair few QNAP NAS hard drives come in for repair and data recovery. Fortunately we are nearly always able to successfully repair the hard drives in the QNAP NAS and recover the files and folders.
Common Faults and Problems with QNAP NAS Storage
Typical QNAP NAS failures include
- Electrical problems – often caused by power spikes or power cuts that will often cause the whole QNAP unit to fail.
- Mechanical problems – It’s often still possible to log into the NAS via the http interface but it’s not possible to communicate with the hard drive(s).
- File and Folder corruption – This can be caused by a variety of different reasons, such as the NAS being disconnected while data was being written, or software related issues like Malware.
- Bad Media – This is where one or more of the hard drives inside the QNAP NAS start to develop problems with reading and writing data. The most obvious symptom is the whole NAS will slow down and file / folder access will get slower and and slower.
QNAP NAS Repair and Recovery Services
We repair and recover data from all types of QNAP NAS data storage devices including the following:
- 1 Hard Drive Bay – The following are the models for the 1 hard drive bay QNAP NAS units: TS-121, TS-120, TS-112P and TS-112. These four devices use a single disk (can be anywhere up to 4 TB) most of the QNAP NAS systems come with a piece of backup utility software, which for a lot of people is fine, but sometimes it can be hassle which is why data often needs recovering. These models cover the base for those who want a NAS but don’t have tons of data.
- 2 Hard Drive Bays – This range covers QNAP’s HS-210, TS-221, TS-220, TS-269L, TS-212-P, TS-212-E, TS-212. These devices have room for 2 x 3.5″ SATA I/II hard disk drives, which makes them a more suitable candidate for a system that needs storage for more than one person. These devices (like all of QNAP’s NAS devices) have a common FileSystem of EXT3, EXT4 or HFS+.
- 4 Hard Drive Bays – There are four 4 bay options available, they are TS-470 Pro, TS-421, TS420, TS469L. These solid devices can have a capacity of 16 TB, which is plenty for a small business or a large data-sized household.
- 5 Hard Drive Bays – There is only one 5 bay QNAP NAS, that is the TS569L, This can be configured like the four disk systems but have a hot spare ready in case the one of the other drives fail.
- 6 Hard Drive Bays – There are two 6 bay NAS devices, the TS-670 Pro and the TS-669L. As it currently stands, these two devices can have a possible 24TB storage space which would be plenty for a home and certainly enough for a small to medium sized business.
- 8 Hard Drive Bays – As with the 6 bay systems, there are 2 8 bay NAS devices, the TS-870 Pro, and the TS869L. These two are the top of the range for QNAP and can provide a whopping total of 32TB! These have either a 3.3GHz Intel i3 or an Intel Atom 2.13 GHz (both dual core). These devices are what you would get if you really wanted mass storage, typically, it would be on a business scale.