So quick background on me to get some of the basics out of the way, 10 year IT professional as a Sr. Systems consultant and currently a Systems Engineer at a 10k+ user multi-national retail organization. Main areas of expertise are Microsoft server technologies, AD, Exchange, etc and VMware's suite of products. With that being said, I am very well versed in MS products, but not a lot of exposure (read: very little) to Linux. I apologize in advance for the long post, I have done a lot of troubleshooting and want to make sure I detail what I have already tried so hopefully someone can tell me where I went wrong *(other than by buying a Lacie) So here is my problem. Bought a Lacie Network Attached Storage drive right about a year ago (basically, the old version of this.) Pretty basic setup, tossed it on my LAN, IP addressed it, good to go. This worked well for my 4-5 computers on my LAN, until about a week ago, the drive started making odd noises, etc. I backed up 90% of my data on the drive to my desktop and my wife's desktop, so 2 additional copies of the data. Well, as of yesterday, the drive is dead, or at least I cannot get to it over the network. After a reset, I can get to the admin GUI and network drives for about 2 minutes before it goes offline again. My guess, after some experience with these, the hardware NIC failed, or the Linux partition that runs the drive/network card failed. So I bought a SATA to USB dock, took the Hitachi 1Tb drive out, and connected it to my Windows 7 computer. Drive Management sees the attached drive, and details it with about 8 partitions of varying sizes, with the biggest being the main storage space of about 900Gb. Obviously, Windows cannot read the drives without extra help, so I did a few quick searches and came up with some alternatives. I tried using a few EXT2FS drivers to read the drive, but they were only able to read 2 or 3 of the 8 partitions, which, I somewhat expected. The boot partition can be read, as well as the main Linux file system, just not the large storage drive. Does anyone have any advice for something I could try, a tool, a USB bootable Linux distro (for a Windows user ), something to see if I can recover that last 10% off the drive? Thanks in advance.