D-Link NAS data recovery workflow

Preparations for D-Link NAS recovery

Think about your D-Link NAS configuration. Since most common D-Link NAS models are 2-bays ShareCenters, most likely it will be either RAID1 (mirror) or RAID0 (stripe) layout. With a RAID0, the recovery is possible only when all the disks are available; for a RAID1, it makes sense to try to recover data from each disk in turn to see which disk produces better result.

If your D-Link NAS has more than 2 disks, most likely it was configured to a RAID5 which can be recovered with one disk missing.

If the NAS configuration is unknown you can feed all the available disks to Home NAS Recovery and it tries to detect whether the recovery is possible or not.

Think the way you will connect D-Link disks to a PC. It is better to use SATA ports on the PC motherboard; there are not that many disks in D-Link NASes and most likely your PC has enough free SATA ports to connect the disks (you can temporarily disconnect CD-ROM, if any). If you lack free SATA ports or you just do not want to disassemble your desktop PC, you can use USB-to-SATA cables which you can buy in the nearest electronic shop.

Think about a storage you will use to save the recovered NAS data to. You can use either external disks or another NAS device.


1. Get the disks out of your D-Link NAS. Note that some D-Link models require the top panel to be removed while others need the faceplate to be slid up. Once you pulled the disks, connect them to the PC.

2. Download Home NAS Recovery, install, and launch it.

3. Identify disks from your D-Link NAS, select them, and click START ANALYSIS.
When selecting, pay attention to the disk capacities – all NAS disks are of the same size.

Select NAS disks in Home NAS Recovery software Wait for NAS disk analysis in Home NAS Recovery software

4. Once the preliminary analysis is complete, Home NAS Recovery gives you the verdict on the possibility of data recovery from your D-Link disks. If the data looks recoverable, order and enter the license key to proceed.

Enter Home NAS Recovery license key

5. Click CONTINUE to proceed with NAS recovery.

6. Select files and folders you want to copy and click COPY SELECTED FILES.

Copy files from NAS

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