Lost Data From Your QNAP NAS Drive? Here Is How You Can Recover It?

QNAP NAS drives or QNAP Network Attached Storage is a system that contains multiple hard drives which are constantly available regardless of where you are. While external drives were considered extremely convenient, QNAP NAS drives go one step beyond and meet the needs of the 21st century modern lifestyles perfectly.

But it does not mean that these drives are indestructible. They are susceptible to damage and disruption, just like every form of electronic device. This means that you could lose all your photos, videos, documents, and files.

By the time you complete reading this article, you will know everything about QNAP NAS drive recovery. But first, it is important to understand how you can identify that your QNAP NAS drive is damaged.

Some common signs of data loss within the QNAP NAS drive are: 

  • You can connect to the web control panel but the RAID status shows ‘failed’.
  • The QNAP drive is not readable by the system.
  • QNAP does not turn on.
  • You can see error messages such as ‘Moving Failed’ or ‘Timeout’ when you try to work on the QNAP.
  • You cannot hear the beeping sound once the power is turned on.
  • The QNAP turns on but hangs immediately after starting.

What Leads to Data Loss Within the QNAP NAS Drive?

There are multiple reasons behind losing data from your QNAP NAS drive recovery, some of which have been listed below:

  • Human error such as accidental changes to file structure, formatting of the drive, etc.
  • Damage of the md-raid records leading to inaccessibility of RAID volumes.
  • Power Supply Unit failure.
  • Overheating of the NAS drives.
  • RAID set-up issues on the QNAP.
  • Overwriting of file tables.
  • Errors related to data management.
  • Failed hard drives or RAID rebuilding.
  • Corruption of Meta data.

How to Prevent Data Loss on QNAP NAS Drive?

Prevention is always better than cure. Hence, it is important that you know how you can stop data loss from occurring on your QNAP NAS drive. The primary method of protecting your data from data loss is to take backups at frequent intervals. Doing this will ensure that your data is 100% safe and secure even in cases where your hard drive is damaged.

The QNAP NAS drive provides a solution for backing up and restoring files and folders through its QNAP Netbak Replicator software for Windows and Time Machine Software support for Mac. The restore process is also quite efficient and can be done both to the system, as well as to the cloud.

However, if you already lost your data and do not have a backup, then your best solution is to take your QNAP NAS drive to a professional for data recovery. One piece of advice is that you should not overwrite the existing data saved onto your NAS drive with new data. This is because, once the data is overwritten, recovery may no longer be possible, thereby leading to permanent data loss.

Restoring Data Through QNAP NAS Recovery

Approaching a specialist like Stellar Data Recovery will help you get your data restored in the safest and most secure way possible. They offers professional data recovery service through which you can get your data back in the safest and most secure way possible.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to approach a professional to fix the issue, then just go to the Stellar branch closest to you. With their help, QNAP NAS recovery is possible regardless of the operating system, manufacturer, and configuration. Their experts will assist you in the entire process of data recovery after analyzing the exact cause and extent of your issue.

In a Nutshell

Dealing with data loss is difficult for anyone. However, it is a situation that everyone should be prepared for as it can happen at any point in time. Both commercial and personal QNAP NAS drive users should have a backup of their data ready in order to be equipped for data loss situations. However, even in cases where there is no backup available, all hope is not lost. Professional data recovery is the best solution.

This does not mean that you use unauthorized service or software for your data loss problems. This could increase the extent of damage and even make your drives unusable. Instead, it is always recommended that you opt for a trustworthy and authorized data recovery expert like Stellar Data Recovery.

Stellar is an ISO/IEC 27001 & ISO 9001 certified data recovery service providers in India. They can recover data from all kind of storage devices such as SD Card, Pen Drive, Flash Drives, Hard Drive, NAS, SAN, and Raid etc. In addition to that, they have an advanced infrastructure and a team of highly skilled data recovery engineers who ensure that your NAS data is recovered safely and completely.

The following are some of the reasons why to obtain Stellar Data Recovery service:

  • Recovering data since 1993
  • 15 Branches across India
  • 100 % Data Safety and Privacy Guaranteed
  • Free media pick up and drop facility
  • More than 3 Million Customers
  • No Recovery, No Charge*

So, the next time you find yourself in a data loss situation, you know who you need to reach out to!

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