I am new to this forum and not tech savvy. I have the same problem (or similar problem to the ones described earlier in this thread). I have a D-link DNS-323 2-bay enclosure unit with 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (model ST3500320AS) 500G drives inside. A few days ago, one of them stopped being recognized (hard drive light flashing continuously). I was told that the PCB in the drive was faulty. So I had a technican swap the PCB's between the 2 drives, it did not solve the problem. Then I had the technican swap (involved desoldered and soldered) the ROM chips on the 2 PCB's, it did not solve the problem. I then called Seagate and D-Link for support. D-Link told me to try recovering the data on the bad drive with a Linux computer (the same advice member ibiki said she received from Seagate in Oct 2014).
My questions are:
1) I have a laptop (running windows), the DNS-323 enclosure is connected to the laptop through a router. Can I use the same solution (R-Linux and ubuntu) to recover the data from my bad drive? How do I need to connect the bad drive to my laptop? by what means? i.e. what kind of cable?
2) Do I need to swap the ROM chips back to their original PCB's first in order for the bad drive to be ready (i.e. to have the data retrived with R-Linux and ubuntu)?
Your answers will be greatly appreciated.