How to recover data from LG N2B1 / N2B1D 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 LG N2B1 / N2B1D

LG N2B1 / N2B1D NAS Data Recovery in 2024

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll show you how to rebuild your RAID and recover data from N2B1 / N2B1D.

How to recover data from NAS LG N2B1 / N2B1D

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

How can regular software updates and patches enhance the security and stability of NAS LG N2B1 / N2B1D devices?

Regular software updates and patches can enhance the security and stability of NAS LG N2B1 / N2B1D devices in the following ways:

  1. Security vulnerability fixes: Updates and patches often address known security vulnerabilities in the device's software. By regularly updating the software, you ensure that any identified security flaws are patched, reducing the risk of unauthorized access or data breaches.
  2. Bug fixes and stability improvements: Updates and patches also address software bugs and stability issues. These fixes can improve the overall performance and reliability of the NAS device, minimizing crashes, data corruption, or other stability-related problems.
  3. Compatibility with new technologies: As technology evolves, new protocols, file systems, or network standards may emerge. Regular updates ensure that your NAS device remains compatible with the latest technologies, allowing you to take advantage of new features and functionalities.
  4. Improved user experience: Updates often include user interface enhancements, introducing new features, improving usability, or optimizing existing functionalities. These updates can enhance the overall user experience and make managing the NAS device easier and more efficient.
  5. Protection against emerging threats: Cyber threats constantly evolve, and new attack vectors are discovered regularly. Regular software updates help protect your NAS device against emerging threats by implementing security measures and countermeasures against the latest attack techniques.
  6. Compliance with industry standards: Many industries have specific regulations and standards for data security and privacy. Regular updates ensure that your NAS device remains compliant with these standards, helping you meet regulatory requirements and avoid potential penalties.

To ensure the security and stability of your NAS LG N2B1 / N2B1D devices, it is crucial to enable automatic updates or regularly check for and install the latest software updates and patches provided by the manufacturer.

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

Although NAS N2B1 / N2B1D 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 LG N2B1 / N2B1D. 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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N2B1 / N2B1D has 2 HDD slots, and it supports the following array types:

  • RAID 0;
  • RAID 1;
  • JBOD;

NAS supports:

  • Ext2;
  • Ext3;
  • Ext4;

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 LG N2B1 / N2B1D 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 N2B1 / N2B1D, feel free to leave a comment!
  • Collin Harvard
    Collin Harvard 9.09.2023 04:46 #
    Can data recovery from a NAS LG N2B1 / N2B1D device be done remotely?
    • Hetman Software
      Hetman Software 9.09.2023 05:59 #

      No, data recovery from a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device like the LG N2B1 / N2B1D cannot be done remotely. Data recovery typically involves physical access to the storage device to retrieve the data. Remote data recovery is usually not possible for NAS devices as they are designed to be accessed over a network rather than remotely recovered. If you need to recover data from a NAS device, it is recommended to contact a professional data recovery service or consult the manufacturer for assistance.

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Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

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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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

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, 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.


Questions and answers

  • What are the key settings and configurations available in the NAS LG N2B1 / N2B1D model?

    The LG N2B1 / N2B1D NAS model has several key settings and configurations available, including:

    1. RAID Configuration: The NAS supports different RAID levels, such as RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and RAID 5, allowing you to choose the desired level of data redundancy and performance.
    2. Network Settings: You can configure network settings such as IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server settings to ensure proper network connectivity.
    3. User Management: The NAS allows you to create and manage multiple user accounts with different access levels and privileges. You can assign read/write permissions and restrict access to specific folders or files.
    4. Share Folders: You can create shared folders on the NAS and assign access permissions to specific users or groups. This allows for easy file sharing and collaboration within your network.
    5. Backup and Restore: The NAS provides various backup options, including scheduled backups, USB backups, and remote backups. You can also configure the NAS to automatically back up data to external storage devices or other network locations.
    6. Media Server: The NAS has a built-in media server that supports DLNA and iTunes streaming. You can configure media sharing settings, scan for media files, and stream content to compatible devices on your network.
    7. FTP Server: The NAS can function as an FTP server, allowing remote access and file transfer over the internet. You can configure FTP settings, set user permissions, and enable secure FTP connections.
    8. Web Server: The NAS can also act as a web server, hosting websites or web applications. You can configure web server settings, upload website files, and manage virtual hosts.
    9. System Settings: Various system settings are available, including language selection, time zone configuration, email notifications, firmware updates, and system logs for monitoring and troubleshooting.
    10. Power Management: The NAS offers power management options, such as automatic standby mode, scheduled power on/off, and disk hibernation, to optimize energy consumption and reduce operating costs.

    These are some of the key settings and configurations available in the LG N2B1 / N2B1D NAS model.

  • How can I customize the network settings on the NAS LG N2B1 / N2B1D to optimize performance and security?

    To customize the network settings on the LG N2B1/N2B1D NAS to optimize performance and security, you can follow these steps:

    1. Connect to the NAS: Connect your computer to the same network as the NAS and open a web browser. Enter the NAS's IP address in the address bar to access the web interface.
    2. Login to the NAS: Enter your username and password to log in to the NAS's web interface.
    3. Configure Network Settings: Within the web interface, navigate to the Network Settings section. Here, you will find various options to customize the network settings.
    • IP Address: Set a static IP address for the NAS instead of using DHCP. This ensures that the NAS always has the same IP address on the network.
    • Port Forwarding: If you want to access the NAS remotely, configure port forwarding on your router to forward specific ports to the NAS. This allows you to access the NAS from outside your local network.
    • DNS Settings: Specify custom DNS servers for the NAS. You can use public DNS servers like Google DNS (, or OpenDNS (, for faster and more reliable name resolution.
    • Network Services: Enable or disable specific network services based on your requirements. For example, you can enable FTP, SSH, or NFS services if you need them, or disable them for security reasons.
    • Firewall Settings: Configure the built-in firewall on the NAS to restrict incoming and outgoing network traffic. You can create rules to allow or block specific IP addresses, ports, or protocols.
    1. Enable HTTPS: By default, the NAS may use HTTP for web access. To enhance security, enable HTTPS (HTTP over SSL/TLS) to encrypt the web interface traffic. You may need to generate or import an SSL certificate for this purpose.
    2. Update Firmware: Regularly check for firmware updates provided by LG and apply them to ensure your NAS has the latest security patches and performance improvements.
    3. User Access Control: Ensure that you have strong and unique passwords for all user accounts on the NAS. Limit access privileges to specific folders or services based on user roles and requirements.
    4. Backup and RAID Configuration: Set up regular backups of your data to an external storage device or cloud storage. Additionally, configure RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) for data redundancy and protection against drive failures.

    Remember to consult the NAS's user manual or LG's support documentation for detailed instructions specific to your NAS model.

  • What are the options for data backup and synchronization settings on the NAS LG N2B1 / N2B1D, and how can they be configured effectively?

    The LG N2B1 / N2B1D NAS offers several options for data backup and synchronization settings, which can be configured effectively using the following methods:

    1. Local Backup: The NAS supports local backup to external devices such as USB drives or memory cards. To configure this, connect the external device to the NAS, go to the NAS web interface, navigate to the Backup section, and select the local backup option. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the backup schedule and destination.
    2. Remote Backup: The NAS allows remote backup to other NAS devices or remote servers. To configure this, go to the NAS web interface, navigate to the Backup section, and select the remote backup option. Enter the remote server or NAS details, set up the backup schedule, and specify the data to be backed up.
    3. Cloud Backup: The NAS supports cloud backup to popular cloud storage services such as Amazon S3 or Dropbox. To configure this, go to the NAS web interface, navigate to the Backup section, and select the cloud backup option. Enter your cloud storage account details, set up the backup schedule, and choose the files or folders to be backed up.
    4. Synchronization: The NAS offers file synchronization between different devices. To configure this, go to the NAS web interface, navigate to the Sync section, and select the synchronization option. Choose the devices you want to synchronize, set up the synchronization schedule, and select the files or folders to be synchronized.
    5. RAID Configuration: The NAS supports different RAID configurations for data redundancy and protection. To configure RAID, go to the NAS web interface, navigate to the Storage section, and select the RAID management option. Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the desired RAID level and set up the disk configuration.

    It is important to regularly review and test your backup and synchronization settings to ensure they are functioning effectively. Additionally, consider creating multiple backup copies and storing them in different locations for added data protection.

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