Question Replacement for dns-323

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After years of good service my NAS died totally after what I assume was an electrical event. The problem is that it lived so long the 1TB WD10ears I used in them are no longer supported by modern NAS like the Synology DS218J I was going to purchase.

Now in this age of cloud backups and streaming media I don't really need a NAS (though it would be nice to have) but I really don't want to lose the data I had backed up on the hard drives. Would appreciate any advice on getting the data off the old drives, either by using a new NAS that can support a pair of these 1TB drives or using something else to extract the information.

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kanewolf

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It has been a long time since I had a DNS323, but I think it uses EXT3 and mdadm. You might be able to boot a Linux live CD and see if you can read one of the disks with a USB adapter. If you can read the data, copy it to another drive. Then you can allow your new NAS to format the drives.
 

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Thanks, wonder if my Mac mini be able to read the drive with the USB adapter which I think I still have. Would any modern NAS support this drive ?
 

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After years of good service my NAS died totally after what I assume was an electrical event. The problem is that it lived so long the 1TB WD10ears I used in them are no longer supported by modern NAS like the Synology DS218J I was going to purchase.
That WD is a standard SATA drive. Still supported in any current situation, NAS or otherwise.

Of course, WD Greens are NOT recommended for any NAS use.
 

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I asked on Amazon and got the response from Synology that it did not, hence my post. I could buy the NAS and try but was hoping someone had succeed with a product I could order it with confidence that it would work.
 

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