This weekend, I’ve spent few hours dismounting the failing NAS I was writing about last week. As a refresher, the NAS works perfectly, all drives are OK, and only the network access is disabled. Too bad, since every WD recovery procedures – at least the published ones – require network access. Although I do not think that the NICs are dead – I think instead that WD screwed-up the underlying OS configuration. Because of the high integration level of the motherboard, there is, unfortunately, no discreet NIC to replace or fix. Except if I find a non-network based OS reset procedure, the only option I have left is to buy a new motherboard. I asked my best buddies from the WD support how I can do so. I am expecting a few interesting exchanges to come. At least, if you ever wanted to see how a NAS looks inside, enjoy the pictures. Stay tuned!