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PostPosted: June 8th, 2016, 4:39 am
by panicgolf
i have had a hfr2-s3b for some time and never had an issue. I think it is setup alone big drive although i have 4 drives in the enclosure, never had an issue getting to or spring data.

i am using 3 seagate barracuda 2tb and 1 seagate barracuda 3tb

recently mac won't recognize drive with firewire and the rebuild light is flashing all 4 led's flash whether drives are in the box or not. the hdd error light stays on

i do not think i have ever put the drives in out of order and not sure that would matter but i am afraid of letting it rebuild if i am going to lose data?

can someone please help me understand this, i have searched the forum all night but can not find a situation like this one?

does it matter which order the drives go i? i have them numbered and they should not be out of order

how can i see if my data is on the drives
will rebuilding hurt my data?

the first 0span light is what is chosen as the raid mode i have never messed with the rear toggle switch or the reset on the back

please help i have data i just need to know what to do next

thanks you in advance


PostPosted: June 8th, 2016, 1:15 pm
by Admin_Mediasonic
which Raid mode are you using?

you can try using Disk Drill to try to recover data


PostPosted: June 9th, 2016, 1:22 am
by panicgolf
how can i use disk drill if the drives are not recognized by my mac? rebuild light flashes and all 4 leeds flash two at a time, its 0span mode, first icon on the display, i have disk drill but drives won't mount so mac can see them? thanks


PostPosted: June 9th, 2016, 1:12 pm
by Admin_Mediasonic
in span mode, since there is no redundancy it will not rebuild, if a drive or more is bad, you loose the whole raid array, so data loss.

you can now try to create a new Raid 0 span array (but don't format it)

then use disk drill to do data recovery. Once you recover what you need, then you can format it.

also install this
and check the SMART Info on your hard drives, see which one is bad