Issues with Storage recovery after Media Server failure

rubans

Standard Member
Hi,
I have HP Microserver with 4 drives attached as just as internal disks used for storage (without RAID).
Recently the Server went down, I presume it was some sort power supply issue.

So I replaced the server with a NAS, however while trying to exploring the contents of the 4 hard disks using SATA/IDE USB adapter on my Desktop Windows 10 PC over USB. Having trouble access some of the hard disk content.
For e.g.
HD 1 content all seems to be there, this was the main internal Master C drive on the HP microserver.
However, the other drives (D,E and F) which aren't all accessible as expected.
HD 2, is not accessible even though it's available as a drive.
HD 3, is accessible but seems to be in RAW format and prompts to be format it even though was previously formatted with data as NTFS drive.
HD 4, is accessible but some folders are empty and not sure why as there was data in there previous to the Server failure. (weirdly 50% drive is free which I'm sure was previously almost full so not sure if this means drive is corrupt or not able to display all of the drive or just I remember it wrong and already transferred the contents to a one of the other drives above which aren't accessible )

I would appreciate suggestions on next options for recovery.
Could this be an issue with my SATA/IDE USB adapter? Should I just get my HP Microserver fixed and then just add the drives back in there as internal drivers to see if everything is accessible as previously?
 

next010

Distinguished Member
Sounds like something more than just power failure happened and HDD's were affected too corrupting their file systems.

With volumes that have turned raw I have used this software to recover the data, it worked well for me. I would backup and recover as much data as possible.
 

rubans

Standard Member
Sounds like something more than just power failure happened and HDD's were affected too corrupting their file systems.

With volumes that have turned raw I have used this software to recover the data, it worked well for me. I would backup and recover as much data as possible.
Any recommended software for the recovery?
 

mickevh

Distinguished Member
Were you running Windows on your microserver...? If so were you using anything like drive pools and so on...?
 

rubans

Standard Member
Were you running Windows on your microserver...? If so were you using anything like drive pools and so on...?
I was running windows 7 and don't remember anything like drive pools.
Was using GPT I believe since both of the drives having access now are over 2TB. Not sure, if that makes any difference?
 

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