How to recover data from Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r 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 Restore NAS Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Data After Deletion

Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r NAS Data Recovery in 2024

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll show you how to rebuild your RAID and recover data from Iomega StorCenter px12-450r.

How to Restore NAS Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Data After Deletion

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 Lenovo also introduce some modifications to this process, and that is why data can be written to hard disk in a wide variety of ways.

Is there a risk of data loss if a NAS Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r device is physically damaged or stolen?

Yes, there is a risk of data loss if a NAS device like the Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r is physically damaged or stolen. If the device is damaged, the data stored on the drives may become inaccessible or corrupted. Similarly, if the device is stolen, there is a risk that sensitive data could be accessed by unauthorized individuals. It is important to have appropriate backup measures in place to mitigate the risk of data loss in such situations.

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

Although NAS Iomega StorCenter px12-450r 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 Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r. 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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Iomega StorCenter px12-450r has 12 HDD slots, and it supports the following array types:

  • RAID 0;
  • RAID 1;
  • RAID 5;
  • RAID 6;
  • RAID 50;
  • RAID 60;
  • 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 Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r network-attached storage keeps LifeLine 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 Iomega StorCenter px12-450r, feel free to leave a comment!
  • Brooks Perks
    Brooks Perks 21.08.2023 19:54 #
    Is it possible to recover data from a NAS Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r device that has been affected by a controller failure or disk array problem?
    • Hetman Software
      Hetman Software 21.08.2023 20:00 #

      Yes, it is possible to recover data from a NAS Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r device that has been affected by a controller failure or disk array problem. However, the process of data recovery can be complex and may require the assistance of professional data recovery services.

      In case of a controller failure, it may be necessary to replace the faulty controller with a new one and ensure it is compatible with the NAS device. This can be a delicate process, as it involves handling sensitive hardware components.

      If the issue is related to a disk array problem, it is essential to identify the specific problem, such as a failed disk or a corrupted RAID configuration. In some cases, replacing the faulty disk and rebuilding the RAID array may be sufficient to recover the data. However, it is crucial to ensure that the correct procedures are followed to avoid further data loss.

      It is recommended to consult with a professional data recovery service that specializes in NAS devices to assess the situation and provide the best course of action for data recovery. They have the expertise and tools required to handle complex data recovery scenarios and maximize the chances of successful data retrieval.

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Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.

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Questions and answers

  • What are the necessary steps to connect the NAS Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r to a router?

    To connect the Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r NAS to a router, follow these necessary steps:

    1. Ensure that you have all the required equipment: the NAS device, an Ethernet cable, and a router with available Ethernet ports.
    2. Power on the NAS device by plugging it into a power source.
    3. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the LAN port on the back of the NAS device.
    4. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to an available LAN port on your router. Make sure the cable is securely connected.
    5. Power on your router if it is not already powered on.
    6. Wait for the NAS device to establish a connection with the router. This process may take a few minutes.
    7. Once the connection is established, check the router's interface or use a network scanning tool to identify the IP address assigned to the NAS device.
    8. Open a web browser on a computer connected to the same network as the NAS device.
    9. Enter the IP address of the NAS device into the browser's address bar and press Enter.
    10. You will be prompted to enter the login credentials for the NAS device. If you have not set up any credentials, try using the default username and password provided in the device's manual.
    11. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the initial setup and configuration of the NAS device.

    After completing these steps, the Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r NAS should be successfully connected to your router and accessible on your network.

  • Are there any specific network settings or configurations required to establish a connection between the NAS and the router?

    Yes, there are specific network settings and configurations required to establish a connection between the NAS (Network Attached Storage) device and the router. Here are some common steps to set up the connection:

    1. Connect the NAS device to the router using an Ethernet cable or via a wireless connection.
    2. Ensure that the NAS and the router are on the same network subnet. This means that they should have similar IP addresses. For example, if the router's IP address is 192.168.1.1, the NAS can have an IP address like 192.168.1.2.
    3. Set up a static IP address for the NAS. This ensures that the IP address of the NAS remains constant, even if the router is restarted. You can configure the static IP address either on the NAS itself or through the router's DHCP settings.
    4. Configure port forwarding on the router if you want to access the NAS remotely. This involves opening specific ports on the router and forwarding them to the NAS's IP address. The exact steps for port forwarding depend on the router's make and model.
    5. Enable network sharing protocols like SMB (Server Message Block) or NFS (Network File System) on the NAS. These protocols allow other devices on the network to access the shared files and folders on the NAS.
    6. Set up appropriate network permissions and access controls on the NAS to secure the shared data.

    It's important to consult the NAS device's manual or manufacturer's website for specific instructions on configuring the network settings, as the steps may vary depending on the NAS model and the router being used.

  • Can you provide a detailed guide or tutorial on how to connect the NAS Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r to different types of routers (e.g., wired or wireless)?

    Certainly! Here's a step-by-step guide on how to connect the Lenovo Iomega StorCenter px12-450r NAS to different types of routers, both wired and wireless:

    1. Wired Connection:

    a. Start by connecting one end of an Ethernet cable to the LAN port on the back of the NAS device.

    b. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to an available LAN port on your router.

    c. Ensure that both the NAS and the router are powered on.

    1. Wireless Connection:

    a. Access the configuration page of your router by typing its IP address into a web browser. The default IP address is usually mentioned on the router or in its documentation.

    b. Log in to the router's configuration page using your username and password. If you haven't changed them, the default credentials should be mentioned in the router's manual.

    c. Locate the wireless settings in the router's configuration page. Look for options like "Wireless Settings," "Wi-Fi," or "Wireless Setup."

    d. Enable the wireless network by toggling the Wi-Fi option or selecting "Enable."

    e. Assign a unique SSID (network name) to your wireless network. Make sure it's easily identifiable and secure.

    f. Set a strong password for your wireless network. Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

    g. Save the wireless settings and exit the router's configuration page.

    1. Connecting NAS Wirelessly:

    a. On the NAS device, navigate to the network settings menu. This is typically found in the device's control panel or administration settings.

    b. Look for the wireless network settings and select "Scan for Networks" or a similar option.

    c. Choose your wireless network from the list of available networks and enter the password you set earlier.

    d. Save the settings, and the NAS will attempt to connect to the wireless network.

    e. Wait for the NAS to establish a connection with the wireless network. This may take a few moments.

    f. Once connected, you can access the NAS wirelessly using its assigned IP address or hostname.

    Note: It's important to ensure that the NAS and the router are on the same network subnet. If you encounter any issues, consult the user manual specific to your NAS device or router, or reach out to Lenovo support for further assistance.

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