I just got a problem with my ReadyNas Ultra 4 at the worst time.
My Ultra 4 was equiped with 4 drives :
- 1 : WD20EARS
- 2 : WD15EARS
- 3 : WD20EARS
- 4 : WD15EARS
A few weeks ago, I discovered a SMART+ warning in the journal regarding drive 1. I was planning to go and purchase another drive.
2 days after, drive 4 was dead. Apparently, I don't see any reason to link it to the previous event.
I decided to switch the NAS off until I have some new drives.
I waited a few weeks so that drive price decrease a little. At the time of the failure, HD were around 400% of the price I paid them...
Yesterday, I came back with WD20EARX drives.
I replaced drive 4 (WD15EARS) with a brand new WD20EARX and restarted.
Everything strarted fine, I had access to all my shares, drive 4 was being initialized. I still had a new SMART+ warning for drive 1 as I was expected.
Vol C was being resynched. I saw it reached 88%, and one hour later, it just displayed "VOL C LIFESUPP!". I don't know if it reached 100%, but I don't think it did, it was not going up fast enough.
I haven't tryed to do anything to fix the problem yet. I prefer to have some guidance before I do something definitive.
I don't mind spending some time rebuilding the NAS, however, I need to have access to the files before I do : in addition to have a problem with 2 of the disks of the NAS, the HD of my laptop also broke last week and the backup of some data I really need to recover is on the NAS... Call me unlucky...
Can anyone help me to restore access my shares ?
By the way, I checked the french support forums at Netgear France, but since nobody was facing that kind of problem, I prefered to post here so that I don't receive some "please change your drive and reformat your volume" answer...