I am trying to read the content of a 1Tb external disk. The device was part of an external nas (dlink 320) using raid 1.
when I plug the hard disk using the usb port no partition is mounted. The output of fdisk
userk@norAdrenaline:~/$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdf GPT PMBR size mismatch (1953525167 != 244190623) will be corrected by w(rite). Disk /dev/sdf: 931,5 GiB, 1000204795904 bytes, 244190624 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdf1 1 1953525167 1953525167 7,3T ee GPT
The output of gdisk is:
userk@norAdrenaline:~/$ sudo gdisk -l /dev/sdf GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.1 Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: not present Creating new GPT entries. Disk /dev/sdf: 244190624 sectors, 931.5 GiB Logical sector size: 4096 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): 95DF7C2D-BDB1-4AA8-8D2A-53DC61FF06E6 Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 6, last usable sector is 244190618 Partitions will be aligned on 256-sector boundaries Total free space is 244190613 sectors (931.5 GiB) Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
When I try to mount the disk I get
sudo mount /dev/sdf /mnt/stora mount: /dev/sdf is write-protected, mounting read-only NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/sdf': Invalid argument The device '/dev/sdf' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS. Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
How can I mount and read the content of the hard disk?
Thanks, mdadm doesn't recognize the disk
userk@norAdrenaline:~$ sudo mdadm --examine /dev/sdf1 mdadm: cannot open /dev/sdf1: No such file or directory
@Johan Myréen The hard disk is connected to the pc using an external drive enclosure using an usb to sata proprietary adapter