How to recover data from Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404 NAS

Is your network drive gone, and you are wondering what to do? Has a RAID system crashed, and your files are no longer accessible? Does your device display an error while booting? Have you accidentally rebuilt your RAID system? Are several hard disks out of order?

How to recover data from NAS Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404

Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404 NAS Data Recovery in 2024

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll show you how to rebuild your RAID and recover data from TeraStation TS3410RN0404.

How to recover data from NAS Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404

Recover data from damaged RAID arrays inaccessible from a computer.

Why can’t ordinary software tools restore files from RAID?

Conventional hard disks keep user’s data by writing it to their surface in a consecutive way, and this is how an entire file is stored on a single hard disk. However, when data is written to a RAID system, a file is divided into several parts. Then these parts are written consecutively to all hard disks within such array. The size of such parts may range from 2 KB to 2 MB, so each file is stored on several hard disks at the same time.

Such approach helps to speed up read and write operations, and it is evident that saving two parts of a file having the size of 1 GB to two hard disks simultaneously is much faster than saving the same 1 GB of data to one hard disk. However, this peculiarity makes file recovery more complicated.

Various RAID levels store information in different ways. Additionally, manufacturers like Buffalo also introduce some modifications to this process, and that is why data can be written to hard disk in a wide variety of ways.

Can the type of file system used on NAS Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404 devices affect data loss risks?

Yes, the type of file system used on NAS Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404 devices can affect data loss risks. The file system is responsible for organizing and managing data on the storage device, and different file systems have different features and capabilities that can impact data integrity and recovery.

Some file systems, such as NTFS (used by Windows) or ext4 (used by Linux), have built-in features like journaling that can help protect against data loss in case of power outages or system crashes. These file systems maintain a log of changes to the file system, allowing for easier recovery in case of errors.

On the other hand, file systems like FAT32 or exFAT have limited error-checking and recovery capabilities. They may be more prone to data corruption or loss, especially if the NAS device is not properly shut down or if there are hardware failures.

It is important to choose a file system that suits your specific needs and requirements for data protection. Additionally, regularly backing up your data and implementing appropriate data recovery measures can further mitigate the risk of data loss.

How to take hard disks out of the NAS and connect them to a PC?

Although NAS TeraStation TS3410RN0404 can be accessed over the network, you still need to take the hard disks out of the storage device and connect them to a Windows computer. Only in this case will the software be able to scan them properly. Here is what you should do:

  1. Turn off the storage and disconnect it from the power supply.

    WARNING! Before you start taking hard disks out of your NAS device, read the manual carefully. Incorrect actions may damage your network-attached storage and/or the hard disks within the RAID system.

  2. Take the hard disks out of the NAS one by one, carefully removing them from their slots. Remember that the disks are extremely vulnerable: hitting or dropping them may result in serious physical damage.

  3. Make sure to mark each hard disk in accordance with how they were installed inside the NAS.

  4. Remove the hard disks and connect them to the computer. In this video, we have explored what ports are used to connect hard disks, and what to do if there are not enough ports or connectors.

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Restoring data with Hetman RAID Recovery

Hetman Raid Recovery

This program recovers data from damaged RAID arrays and is fully compatible with Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404. The hard disks that make up the RAID contain technical information about the algorithm used to save files. When launched, Hetman RAID Recovery reads this information and puts the damaged array together. Then you can open the disk and save your files. Also, you can recover the files accidentally deleted from the network drive.

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How to recover data from a Buffalo

How to recover data from a Buffalo

TeraStation TS3410RN0404 has 4 HDD slots, and it supports the following array types:

  • RAID 0;
  • RAID 1;
  • RAID 5;
  • RAID 6;
  • JBOD;

NAS supports:

  • exFAT, VFAT, FAT 12 / 16 / 32;
  • NTFS / ReFS;
  • APFS / HFS+;
  • Ext2 / 3 / 4 / ReiserFS / XFS / UFS / ZFS / Btrfs;
  • VMFS / HikvisionFS;

Safe recovery from disk images

This utility lets you save an entire copy of the disk to file and then work with this image instead of the actual disk. Such feature helps to protect data on the disk from:

  • Overwriting during the recovery process;
  • Loss resulting from bad sectors;
  • User mistakes.

To create an image, do the following:

  1. Make sure that you have enough free space to save the image. The image file size usually equals the disk size.

  2. Select the disk in the main window, and choose from the menu ToolsSave Disk. You can select multiple disks to be saved.

  3. When the image creation wizard starts, you can choose to save the entire disk or select only a part of it. Specify the parameters and click Next.

    Hetman Raid Recovery: Image Creation Wizard
  4. At this stage, you need to choose a directory where to save the image. Choose any disk connected to this PC, or save the image by FTP.

    Hetman Raid Recovery: hoose any disk connected to this PC, or save the image by FTP

Where are user’s files stored?

The Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404 network-attached storage keeps OS Linux operating system files on a separate RAID 1 (mirrored) array. Usually, all NAS systems create several volumes on every hard disk, and the first of them takes up to 2 Gb of space. This is where operating system files are stored. Other volumes are united into a RAID array where user’s data is written.

Comparison of software for RAID recovery

Product Operating system License type RAID controller support Supported file systems Virtual RAID controller support Data recovery from damaged RAID File preview
Hetman RAID Recovery Windows Paid Yes, over 100 controllers FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3/4, HFS+ Yes Yes Yes
DiskInternals RAID Recovery Windows Paid Yes, over 100 controllers FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3/4, HFS+ No Yes Yes
R-Studio Windows, Mac, Linux Paid Yes, over 200 controllers FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3/4, HFS+ Yes Yes Yes
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery Windows, Mac, Linux Paid Yes, over 1,000 controllers FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3/4, HFS+ Yes Yes Yes
EaseUS Data Recovery Windows Paid Yes, over 20 controllers FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3/4, HFS+ No Yes Yes
ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery Windows Free Yes, over 100 controllers FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3/4, HFS+ Yes Yes Yes


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Comments (3)

  • Hetman Software: Data Recovery
    Hetman Software: Data Recovery 9.08.2022 12:31 #
    If you want to ask a question about data recovery, from NAS TeraStation TS3410RN0404, feel free to leave a comment!
  • Sam Tilney
    Sam Tilney 2.09.2023 05:54 #
    Is it possible to recover data from a NAS Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404 device that has undergone a system restore or factory reset?
    • Hetman Software
      Hetman Software 2.09.2023 05:59 #

      It is generally not possible to recover data from a NAS device that has undergone a system restore or factory reset. These actions are designed to erase all data and settings on the device, essentially returning it to its original state.

      If you have important data on the NAS device and it has been reset, it is recommended to contact a professional data recovery service. They may be able to assist you in recovering the data, although the success rate can vary depending on the specific circumstances.

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Questions and answers

  • What are the required network settings for connecting to a NAS Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404?

    To connect to a Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404, you will need to configure the following network settings:

    1. IP Address: Set a static IP address for the TeraStation within your network's subnet. Make sure to choose an IP address that is not already in use by another device on the network.
    2. Subnet Mask: Set the subnet mask to match your network's subnet. The most common subnet mask is
    3. Default Gateway: Enter the IP address of your network's default gateway. This is usually the IP address of your router.
    4. DNS Servers: Enter the IP addresses of your network's DNS servers. These are typically provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
    5. Workgroup or Domain: Specify the workgroup or domain name that your TeraStation should join. This should match the workgroup or domain of your other network devices.

    Additionally, you may need to configure port forwarding on your router if you want to access the TeraStation from outside your local network. Consult the TeraStation's documentation or Buffalo's support website for specific instructions on configuring network settings for your model.

  • Are there any specific software or applications needed to establish a connection with a NAS Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404?

    To establish a connection with a NAS Buffalo TeraStation TS3410RN0404, you typically do not require any specific software or applications. However, you may need to follow these steps:

    1. Connect the TeraStation to your network using an Ethernet cable.
    2. Power on the TeraStation and wait for it to boot up.
    3. Ensure that your computer is on the same network as the TeraStation.
    4. Open your preferred web browser.
    5. Enter the IP address of the TeraStation in the address bar. By default, it should be "".
    6. Press Enter to access the TeraStation's web-based management interface.
    7. If prompted, enter the default username and password. The default credentials are usually "admin" for both the username and password.
    8. Once logged in, you can configure the TeraStation settings, create shares, and manage files.

    If you prefer a more advanced management tool, Buffalo provides a software called "NAS Navigator 2" that helps discover and manage Buffalo NAS devices on your network. You can download it from Buffalo's official website. However, it is not necessary to establish a basic connection with the TeraStation.

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