I have a first generation ReadyNAS, 4 x 1TB array, using XRAID.
Disk#1 = Click of death, cannot even be seen/recognized as a disk by other SATA controllers.
DISK#2 = No damage, partitions shown when disk is examined.
DISK#3 = No damage, partitions shown when disk is examined.
DISK#4 = Had a momentary SATA hiccup, disk was initialized. Data still there, but partition table (or equivalent) was deleted. A scan shows the partitions can be recovered.
Attempted to image all four disks, got raw bit-for-bit images of disks 2,3, and 4. DISK#1 is unable to be imaged by my (consumer-level) equipment, as it just clicks and is then not seen as a device.
Is recovery even possible with r-studio? Recover the missing partition table for DISK#4, and bring the array up, and get it to regenerate the first disk's missing info from the 3 existing disks? like you would if you had a failed drive in a physical array.
PLEEEEASE tell me it is, as I am not looking forward to dropping thousands on a data recovery company, in order to salvage childhood pics of our kids!