Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Jason Ben
NAS (Network Attached Storage) or network drive is increasingly gaining popularity as a reliable option for sharing and storing data in the office and home network. A network drive provides one of the quick and convenient ways you can use to significantly increase the storage space available.
However, even with the benefits offered by a NAS device, it also has its disadvantages just like other data storage options or drives. It is a usual occurrence for a NAS hard drive to experience a crash, failure, and so on. When your NAS device experiences failure, it becomes literally impossible for you to access the stored data. The drive failure may be as a result of different reasons such as power surge, simple human errors, control board failure, system malfunction or crash, virus attack, etc.
NAS data recovery is extremely difficult since the device has its own limitations. The devices are not like your typical USB drives since they do not function in a similar manner and are more complex. Moreover, NAS data recovery becomes even harder since the data deleted from the storage device does not get transferred to the Recycle Bin. Windows do not delete the file; instead, it commands the NAS OS to delete the particular file. However, it is important to note that you can avoid the loss of data through a simple deletion by enabling Recycle Bin on the network drive.
Even though it may seem like NAS data recovery is impossible, it is still possible to get back your files or data from the network drive. NAS data recovery is possible when you use DataKit Data Recovery, the best available free data recovery software. Using the DataKit program, you are able to recover all lost, formatted, corrupted, and deleted files such as audio, documents, and pictures from NAS storage. This data recovery tool also supports other available data storage devices such as USB drive, memory cards, SSD, etc. Consequently, here is the process of using DataKit to perform NAS data recovery.
Step 1. Disassemble your particular NAS device.
Step 2. You are then required to remove or get disks (internal hard drive) out of the NAS device or box.
Step 3. The internal hard drive removed from the NAS box should then be inserted to the Windows system having the installed software.
Step 4. Connect the device directly to the IDE or SATA ports inside the recovery computer.
Step 5. Download and install the DataKit Data Recovery from its official website. There is a free and premium download. The premium version has comprehensive features and functionalities.
Step 6. Launch the DataKit software installed and from the main interface displayed, click on the option for NAS data recovery.
Step 7. The DataKit software will display all the different available drives (both internal and external storage devices) connected to your computer.
Step 8. From the list of displayed storage drives, choose the NAS storage or network drive and then also choose the data type and hit the button for scanning.
Step 9. Data scanning will begin immediately on the selected drive. Once the data scanning process is completed, all the retrieved files or data will be listed.
Step 10. The preview function allows you to view the files to be recovered.
Step 11. Then, click or hit the Recover button for your data to be recovered. You will also be required to choose the particular folder to save your retrieved files.