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Seagate ST1 Drive unreadable

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#1 Hapalochlaena


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:16 AM

I pulled a seagate ST1 drive out of my mp3 player (CREATIVE muvo2 FM) after it suddenly died while transferring a file onto it. The player would start up but whenever I navigated to any files it would freeze. 

I am guessing this means it is corrupt.

I have since bought a card reader and plugged the extracted CF card into my mac book which tells me 
"The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer."

In disk utility, I cannot mount the device, verify or repair it and when I try and burn the contents to another destination I get this. 
Restore Failure: Could not validate source - error 254

This is info from Disk Utility 

Name : Generic STORAGE DEVICE Media
Type : Disk
Partition Map Scheme : Unformatted
Disk Identifier : disk1
Media Name : Generic STORAGE DEVICE Media
Media Type : Generic
Connection Bus : USB
USB Serial Number : 000000000817
Device Tree : IODeviceTree:/PCI0@0/EHC2@6,1
Writable : Yes
Ejectable : Yes
Location : External
Total Capacity : 5 GB (5,000,970,240 Bytes)
Disk Number : 1
Partition Number : 0
S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported

I have tried a few file recovery programs. Only one has found anything but they seem to be encrypted files. I say this because the extensions on the files don't seem right.
No mp3 or wav files have ever come up but I searched through a few txt files which had a lot of song titles that I recognised.
The drive doesn't show up on disk warrior either.

This is as far as I have got and I would really appreciate some help in retrieving the audio files on this device.

Thanks guys.

Edited by Hapalochlaena, 02 April 2016 - 12:41 AM.

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