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Iomega 1TB external Hard Drive stopped working correctly


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#1 joey0221

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:16 PM

I figured I would re-up my question, with a little more information. I hope someone can help me

I have a 1TB Iomega external Hard Drive, that quit working last week. I have no idea why it stopped working. It shows up on disk manager, and my computer. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822186186)

I know that I have at least 70 to 80 GB of data on the drive. When I try to open the drive it asks me to reformat the drive.

On the disk manager its shows that its healthy, working properly, and shows a solid blue line. It shows 901.51GB of 1000GB are free. It now shows the file system as raw when it should be NTFS.

In "my computer" it would normally show up as "External Hard Drive(K)" it now shows up as "local disk k:"

When I right click on the drive icon, and go to properties to the "error checking" button. When I click that the screen comes up to begin the process, the screen disappears after I click start.

I have run testdisk. While running, it says: analyzing cylinders xxx/xxxxxx read error

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:30 PM

It now shows the file system as raw when it should be NTFS.

Did you assigned a different drive letter in disk management first?

Right Click on My Computer's icon, select Manage.
Click on Disk Management, find the drive that shows up as RAW on the right window, right click on it and choose assign a drive letter. Give one available drive letter from the pull down list. Confirm the operation.
Once this is done it will show up as NTFS again. From My Computer then you'll be able to access this drive again.

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#3 joey0221

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:06 PM

It now shows the file system as raw when it should be NTFS.

Did you assigned a different drive letter in disk management first?

Right Click on My Computer's icon, select Manage.
Click on Disk Management, find the drive that shows up as RAW on the right window, right click on it and choose assign a drive letter. Give one available drive letter from the pull down list. Confirm the operation.
Once this is done it will show up as NTFS again. From My Computer then you'll be able to access this drive again.



That didn't work either...

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:59 PM

You will need this first http://www.easeus.com/resource/raw-external-hard-drive-recovery.htm

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:08 PM

You will need this first http://www.easeus.com/resource/raw-external-hard-drive-recovery.htm


So do I re-format the drive, and recover the data off of it?

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:16 AM

Its only a data recovery software for your important files. Have you tried another usb cable or working PC to check on the drive?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

Its only a data recovery software for your important files. Have you tried another usb cable or working PC to check on the drive?



I've tried two other computers, and another usb cable, neither worked.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

Unless this drive was dropped or suddenly unplugged while transferring data, there is not much we can do about it. Sometimes it lasts longer and sometimes it quits unexpectedly. I can't find any other diagnostic to check on iomega drives but only this http://ap.iomegadatarecovery.com/

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