I've posted this into the external peripheral section - as the original problem is with a network storage drive from Iomega (1 Terabyte ethernet media storage drive).
Last week, we started having problems accessing the drive over the network. I was unable to use the Iomega discovery utility to find the drive. So, at long last, I pulled the drive (Seagate Barracuda 7200 - 1Tb drive) and placed it into ay PC case, and booted with linux to see if the file system could be accessed at all.
The PC's BIOS recognizes the drive, However, the BIOS "smart" test utility error's out and offers up an "error 7 - read error".
When booted, Linux also recognizes that there is a 1Tb drive attached, but cannot mount the drive.
At this point, I've resigned to be SOL in hopes for retrieving my data. I've had a network drive fail 2 years ago that had data important enough on it that I sent it off to (Ontrack Data Recovery) be recovered - to the tune of about $1400. I just cannot do that again financially.
Can anyone here think of another set of tests/options for mr to try on my own first (Folks - I'm an A+ certified computer tech.. I'm not entirely unfamiliar with computers/etc... I've just been out of the industry for a while since layoffs back in the 1990's)
I'd like to get the data back - and would be willing to spend some hard-earned cash to get the data recovered if I'm not able to do it myself - but not to the tune of the same $1400 that I'd spent before for the old Maxtor NAS Shared Storage Drive that had to have the platters physically removed and placed into a new drive for the motor/read arm, etc)
Ideas or alternate options?