We lost our power twice with Irene and my Buffalo NAS seems to have shat itself in the process. The original Z: map is no longer readable by Windows; just can't access the drive from any angle.
I can run the NasNavigator software that the device came with - it finds the device on the network, and allows me to log in and make modifications to the system parameters and preferences.
There, I find that the RAID1 (mirroring) array I had set up... is no longer set up. The drives appear to be alive and well (I think... I didn't run checkdisk yet) but they are no longer in an array. Rebooting the device didn't fix anything.
What I really need to know is how to save my data. Presumably, each of my drives has a full copy of everything that was stored on the device. It's possible there's a few corrupt files from the power going out, but I think it's unlikely that the data is completely trashed. However, if I set up a RAID array right now I think it will format everything. Is there some kind of recovery program to run, or do I need to install one of the drives in my computer to get all the files off?
I know Chris is pretty pro with these things, and Zepp and a few others own them now. I can take screenshots of things later when I get home from work if it helps.
Do you have a spare computer to throw it in, by chance? If so, you could run Spinrite with it, to see if it can recover the drive, and then use a Linux Live boot CD to recover the data. I'm not familiar with the Buffalos in particular, but generally these devices use some sort of Linux-friendly file system, such as EXT3 or 4.