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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:45 PM
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:26 PM
Thanks for the recommendation. I got impatient and actually ordered that same adapter seconds after I posted. I did some searching and I didn't see any other postings from anybody having difficulty reading a good drive with these adapters. I'm hoping mine is just bad or outdated.
Sounds like it could be failing, and I would recommend this one Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:26 PM
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:20 PM
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)
Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:41 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:16 PM
I downloaded EASUS free and it said it was finding stuff, but I canceled because the time estimate looked like it was saying 20 hours. I wasn't convinced i was dealing with a bad drive at that point. I'm not so sure now. I can't find any posts online of anyone unable to read a good hard drive with the usb adapter, so I have to think the hard drive is bad. But the computer was booting into windows and then powering down within a few minutes. Now it powers down in a few seconds. So can a bad hard drive cause a notebook to shut off? It was shutting down even if I jumped to cmos setup during boot. The problem computer is an HP dv7-6163us, by the way.
What happens when you run a recovery program? Does it see any files/partitions/data?
Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:20 PM
Do you think that you could boot with a Parted Magic boot CD and use ddrescue to make an image?
I recently detailed the instructions here...
If you want to try it, I'll help you. I'll need to ask you some questions about the setup first.
I do this a lot in real life recoveries. If properly set up and ddrescue can't image it then there is little chance that anything else could.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:55 PM
Edited by NeverSayDie, 15 March 2012 - 09:58 PM.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:09 PM
Thanks, I will look into this tomorrow. Not sure if I have the room, I might have to juggle some things around.
Yeah, that would work. I often do that and it says it sees nothing and needs to be formatted like it did for you. Of course, DO NOT FORMAT IT I am successful probably 90% of the time at getting all important data from drives.
You'll need 750GB of free space to make the image if you want to go with the safest procedure (using ddrescue).
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