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Products => Storage => : KBS December 29, 2011, 07:43:00 PM

: HD-CE640LU2 not working
: KBS December 29, 2011, 07:43:00 PM

(The following applies to both XP and Win 7 machines I have tried)


My HD-CE640LU2 was working fine until last week.


Now I cannot access my backups (and I need to get to them!)


I can access the setup page for a few minutes, but after awhile, the blue light stops flashing and the unit seems to stop responding



Model NameHD-CELU2
IP Address192.168.2.8
Current Date and time2008/01/01 03:18:42 GMT-5
HDD Space Used596.17 GB / 596.17 GB ( 100.00% )
HD ModeEthernet


System Status

System Informatio

Model NameHD-CELU2
Firmware VersionBUF-CELU2-1.4.7 LOADER 3.5W1.9
Current Date and time2008/01/01 03:20:29 GMT-5
Windows Network Workgroup NameBARTLETT

Network Information

 MAC Address00:1d:73:b0:05:b1
IP Address192.168.2.8
Subnet Mask255.255.255.0
Default Gateway Address192.168.2.1
Primary DNS Server Address192.168.2.1
Secondary DNS Server Address0.0.0.0



I can see files when looking at the drive via USB, but they do not make sense.


lots of files with .kdc extension and size of 0

one file BIGFILE.REC which is 4KB


Properties of the drive show Used Space 639,976,112,128 bytes 596 GB and no free space







: Re: HD-CE640LU2 not working
: Jotin December 30, 2011, 05:31:39 PM

What happens when you try and access the unit via window using \\ ?

: Re: HD-CE640LU2 not working
: KBS January 04, 2012, 06:29:53 AM

Accessing it via the IP address gives the same screens as I got the information above.

Going into Disk Management that way and doing a disk check does the same as before. Blue light for about 45 seconds, then no response.



: Re: HD-CE640LU2 not working
: KBS January 06, 2012, 06:51:35 AM

Any ideas on recovery of my data?

: Re: HD-CE640LU2 not working
: KBS January 10, 2012, 08:03:24 PM

I have posted pictures of what files are on the drive and the properties of the drive when I attach it to my computer via USB rather than access via the network.

I remember that before it malfunctioned, I wouldn't see this sort of structure. I would see the same share structure that can be seen through the  network.


The pictures are posted to my blog. Click on the pictures there to see the detail. Let me know if you need any more information.