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#1 nadrafe

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

Hi

 

Hope James will reply to this.

 

A friend gave me a 2tb hard drive to see if i could recover his data as he said the computer did not recognise it anymore. I have a similar problem with my own 550gb which i manage to sort out.

 

I first ran get data back the FAT version. This scanned for days then informed it the drive did not contain any FAT file format and must use NTFS version. On running the NTFS version getdataback informed me that drive did not contain any NTFS file format and must use FAT version.

 

So this is odd i now look on Western digital website ( wdbabv0010bbk-00) and unfortunately drive is out of warranty but that isnt the interesting thing. According to WD drive was only made in 350gb, 500gb and 1tb but system recognises it as 2tb.

 

I have then run a scan disk and stop it because after checking 15gb of the system the sectors were all bad.

 

I am intending to follow your recommendation from your forum but just wanted to know if it will even be worth it at this point

 

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#2 nadrafe

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:01 AM

more inform I ran Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows from WD website and it failed the all tests and could not write zeros as to many errors



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:06 AM

Well...if the intent was to recover data...running the diaqnostics seems to have eliminated that.

 

The drive seems to have become progressively worse with each effort you undertook with the diagnostics.

 

To be honest...the drive probably was beyond recovery before you even began.  I own a copy of GetDataBack-NTFS and I consider it to be pretty good at recovery.  If it could not read anything, then the file system and hard drive were probably beyond data recovery then.

 

In the future, you might try two additional alternatives for data recovery:

 

Data Recovery , GParted, AA - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic474881.html

 

Data Recovery Using Puppy Linux, Brooks - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/489067/dual-boot-system-bluescreens-1-of-my-startup-choices/

 

Louis

 

Additional references you may find useful in the future:

Data Recovery Flowchart - Online Repair Service at FixIt.Litten.com - http://fixit.litten.com/datarecoveryflowchart.htm#flow6

RAW Hard Drive - http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-external-disk-drive-suddenly-became-raw/


Edited by hamluis, 25 September 2013 - 11:10 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:44 AM

Ok so the data is gone do you think it is possible or worth it to even try to recover the drive itself. As in any way to make it function again






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