Storage forum: Access RAW partition of Lacie drive from Windows

by: DeadLacie July 12, 2009 1:06 PM PDT

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Access RAW partition of Lacie drive from Windows

by DeadLacie - 7/12/09 1:06 PM

Hello,

I have a Lacie Ethernet Disk drive that has a failed enclosure. It's out of warranty so I took the drive out and attached it to my Windows machine. It is a single 500 gb Seagate Barracuda. In reviewing many postings about similar issues, I did manage to read the disk using Ext2 File System Driver (Ext2Fsd version 0.42). Here is my problem. The Linux Ext3 partitions all show up fine and I can read them. However, the partition that houses the user data is a 464 gb RAW drive. Is there any way to get to the user data on the RAW partition, or has something bad gone wrong and I'm basically out of luck. I know that Lacie used Linux as it's mini OS and the only way to configure the drive was via the web interface. I'm wondering if there's any way to salvage the partition with all the data on it. The data is all personal stuff, my family photos and mp3's. I would hate to lose this stuff if anyone knows a way to get the data without having to send it off ($$$). Thanks.

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