Recovering Data from a Failed Synology NAS

So, you have been running your Network Attached Storage (NAS) units continuously and it has now reached a point when the units fail and you can no longer access your data. What next? NAS is a means of data storage and it can be connected directly to a PC network. NAS units have no monitor or keyboard and are used only for storage of file-based data. These units are created using the Linux operating system drivers which have been installed on a small computer. They can also be created on the basis of dedicated chips which are comparable with a hardware RAID. When it comes to data storage, NAS usually uses the means of a regular RAID. This makes it subject to many failures, as is common for RAIDS. In cases of failures in the storage system, action taken usually depends on the type of implementation of the NAS unit.