Author Topic: Are drive readable outside enclosure?  (Read 501 times)


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Are drive readable outside enclosure?
« on: November 17, 2019, 10:19:57 am »
Is it possible to read the LinkStation drives outside of the LinkStation enclosure?
I'm not sure if it's an enclosure failure or drive.
I have a USB Thermaltake 2 Hard drive holder connected to my iMac
Should I be able to read the drives using this?
Or is there some type of proprietary file system used?


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Re: Are drive readable outside enclosure?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 11:28:31 am »
The data partitions are formatted with the XFS filesystem. If it is a RAID array it will be inside an MDADM array. All of these technologies are open source and can be accessed from a linux environment without too much trouble.