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WD NASNetwork Storage Recovery for WD My Cloud

Network Storage Recovery for WD My Cloud NAS is a software solution developed specifically for data recovery from network-attached storages of the My Cloud series produced by Western Digital. The software effectively handles various cases of data loss and restores files from bootable devices over LAN, regardless of the number of disks the model relies on.

Accidental deletion Accidental
file deletion
Storage formatting Storage
RAID failure RAID
File system corruption File system
RAID volume deletion Deleted RAID
Other reason Other
Key features
Vendor-specific software solution

The software has been developed specially for My Cloud NAS produced by Western Digital, taking into account all the peculiarities of the Ext4 file system applied in these devices, therefore, is able to provide users with the best result of data recovery possible in each data loss case.

Data recovery from NAS without the need for disk removal

The utility allows restoring lost files from a bootable NAS device without the necessity to disassemble the storage and connect its disks to a PC, enabling efficient data recovery in cases when the removal of NAS disks is impossible or undesired.

Data recovery from RAID-based NAS

The utility features a set of special techniques for work with RAID of different levels created with mdadm as well as RAID configurations that employ striping and mirroring. The software also effectively handles non-RAID drive architectures (SPAN).

Option of manual RAID assembly

The software automatically detects available RAID configurations, however, in cases when RAID metadata has been lost or corrupted, the user can define an array manually by specifying its level, stripe size, etc. and build it in a virtual mode.

Two types of scanning

Network Storage Recovery for WD My Cloud NAS offers two types of search for lost files and folders: a quick scanning of a special dedicated area which can be applied after minor file system damage and a long scanning for severely damaged file systems. The search results can be also improved by enabling the raw recovery option, which allows finding files by known content.

NOTE: data recovery over LAN is impossible for the following WD My Cloud models:
My Cloud Expert EX2, My Cloud Pro PR2100, My Cloud Pro PR4100

WE RECOMMEND using Recovery Explorer or UFS Explorer for data recovery from these devices.
For detailed instructions to data recovery from NAS, please, check this video guide.

Network Storage Recovery is a software range of vendor-specific applications for restoring data
from network-attached storage devices of most popular suppliers, including:

Supported host operating systems
Microsoft Windows ®: Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3, Vista, versions 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
Supported file systems for recovery
Supported file systems for reading
Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, UFS/UFS2, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS
Apple HFS+ and APFS
SUN/FreeBSD ZFS file system
ESX(i) VMFS of VMware
Trial limitations
The software will copy files with the size below 768 KB only.
disk space
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Minimal configuration
the supported operating system
at least 20 MB free disk space for software executable files
at least 1 GB RAM
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Recommended configuration
64-bit edition of any of supported operating systems
over 2 GB free disk space for program and temporary files
at least 4GB RAM and 4 logical cores CPU
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