Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/398607/hdd-and-usb-to-sataide-adapter/ - Hamluis.
My problem is the same as the starter of this thread.
I had a WD Linkstation that stopped working because the HD could not be found. All my family pictures are on the HD, so I really want to try to get the files from there. So I learned that I should take out the HD and buy a USB SATA IDE HD Converter .
I did that and connected the converter (Goobay) to the HD and then to the PC. But when connecting the drive 6 drives came up H:, I:, J: and E:, F: and G:. Each of them showed "You must format the HD before it can be used. Do you want to format the drive?".
And the answer to that question is a clear no, since I need the files on the HD.
I followed the instructions earlier in this thread, run, command, and cd, but could not get to the J: drive, which I believe is the real HD since it has the right size (2Terabyte"
In the disk manager it says the drives are all RAW, healthy, primary partions.
But when trying to CD/ and J: it says it says "the volume does not contain a recognized file system"
Any help from here?
Edited by hamluis, 03 November 2014 - 09:12 PM.
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