Author Topic: Move HDD to new dock  (Read 418 times)


  • Calf
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Move HDD to new dock
« on: November 08, 2019, 12:25:14 pm »
Hi there,

I have 2 x HDD mounted as RAID 1 in my LD220d station.
I need to replace with empty HDDs and I wanto to move the old one
to a simple USB docking station.

Why I can't see the content of the HDD that has been formatted by the LD220d
and windows ask me to format them?

Is there any way I can use those drives outside the LD220d without formatting them?



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Re: Move HDD to new dock
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 01:20:59 pm »
The Linkstation firmware is a Linux system which configures the drives in a way that is not supported by Windows.

Specifically the data partition(s) are stored within an XFS filesystem inside a software raid array (MDADM). The data can be accessed from a PC running linux.