NAS ext3 formatted drive with 16k block size

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NAS ext3 formatted drive with 16k block size

Post by superpj70 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:34 pm

Dear all,
a few days ago my 500gb hd mounted on the Netgear ReadyNAS had a power failure and now the NAS isn't able to read it.
I just bought the R-Studio, hoping to get back the data but scanning the hd only results in read error 23, cyclic redundance check failure - I've found on the Netgear forum that the partition is formatted using ext3 file system but with a 16kb block size instead of 4kb (I tried also R-Linux).
I tried the scan options, but I can't find any way to set the ext3 scan with 16kb block size in order to read the directory and get back the data.
Can you please help me?
Thanks to all,

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Re: NAS ext3 formatted drive with 16k block size

Post by Alt » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:03 am

Go to the Properties tab (the right pane) and select the required block size in the Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 section

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