HELP! Possible data recover from My Book Live 2TB - Pulled from NAS

Hello everyone. I have a My Book Live 2 TB. It was working perfectly for a year. I moved the physical location of the disk. From the office to my house and as it was not recognized by the network, I did a reset (4 seconds pushing the reset button), after that, it booted with blue light and then red light. Network lights were blinking in a random way. It never came back to life… at least via network.

After reading many posts, I decided to open the disk enclosure and pulled the disk out, I connected it using a SATA/USB cable to my Windows 7 laptop.

I have a GParted 6.7 rescue CD and booted the laptop with it. I never tried the Linux terminal and commands, so it is a little difficult to me until I understand how Linux commands and terminal works)

The disk utility that came with the Hiren CD showed no errors on the drive. Good health, the self tests did not find anything wrong.

I ran testdisk 6.12 and this is what showed up:

TestDisk 6.12, Data Recovery Utility, May 2011

Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 60563 128 63
     Partition               Start        End    Size in sectors
 * Linux                   16   0  1    77 127 63     499968
 P Linux                   78   0  1   139 127 63     499968
 P Linux RAID           136347750  18  3    77 127 63    3999632 [md1]

L Linux RAID           136347812  18  3   139 127 63    3999632 [md1]

Structure: Ok.  Use Up/Down Arrow keys to select partition.
Use Left/Right Arrow keys to CHANGE partition characteristics:
*=Primary bootable  P=Primary  L=Logical  E=Extended  D=Deleted
Keys A: add partition, L: load backup, T: change type, 
     Enter: to continue
md 0.90.0 Raid 1: devices 0(8,1) 1(8,2)*, 16 GB / 15 GiB

After hitting ENTER

  Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors

 1 * Linux                   16   0  1    77 127 63     499968
 2 P Linux                   78   0  1   139 127 63     499968
 3 E extended LBA            78   0  1 60562 127 63  487751040
 4 P Linux RAID           136347750  18  3    77 127 63    3999632 [md1]
 5 L Linux RAID           136347812  18  3   139 127 63    3999632 [md1]

After hitting the Write Option (Y)

Partition: Write error


I went to the main menu, and run Analyse again

TestDisk 6.12, Data Recovery Utility, May 2011

Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 60563 128 63
Current partition structure:
     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors

 1 * Linux                   16   0  1    77 127 63     499968
 2 P Linux                   78   0  1   139 127 63     499968
 3 E extended LBA            78   0  1 60562 127 63  487751040
Invalid RAID superblock
 4 P Linux RAID           532610   4  4 533106   2 17    3999632
 4 P Linux RAID           532610   4  4 533106   2 17    3999632

Bad sector count.
Space conflict between the following two partitions
 2 P Linux                   78   0  1   139 127 63     499968
 3 E extended LBA            78   0  1 60562 127 63  487751040


The INVALID RAID SUPERBLOCK AND SPACE CONFLICT error are showing up now.

Note: I changed the heads count from 255 to 128 as suggested by Testdisk.

How can I manage to eliminate the space conflict?

How do I fix this?

I know the data is there, I really need those files, but I am not sure how to do it.


If I go to Advanced option, and hit the two linux partitions superblock data:

TestDisk 6.12, Data Recovery Utility, May 2011

Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 60563 128 63

     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors

  Linux                   16   0  1    77 127 47     499952
superblock 0, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 32768, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 98304, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 163840, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 229376, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 294912, blocksize=4096 []

To repair the filesystem using alternate superblock, run
fsck.ext3 -p -b superblock -B blocksize device

TestDisk 6.12, Data Recovery Utility, May 2011

Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 60563 128 63

     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors

  Linux                   78   0  1   139 127 47     499952
superblock 0, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 32768, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 98304, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 163840, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 229376, blocksize=4096 []
superblock 294912, blocksize=4096 []

To repair the filesystem using alternate superblock, run
fsck.ext3 -p -b superblock -B blocksize device

Thank you in advance!

Not good with linux myself, but once I was able to recover my files using a knoppix boot disk.

http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/

I had the same problem, tried for 5 or 6 hours using fsck and everything else i could find online. Finally cracked it open, bought a sata dock from best buy for 40 bux, plugged it all into a windows machine, used that software and for whatever reason it worked like a charm. All my files were there, and thats after i had messed with the partition table trying to restore it for 2 hours. Linux will not mount this, or at least i couldnt get it to because its not ext 2 or 3 or 4 its some macintosh **bleep**. This is the only thing that worked.