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Can data from this old Seagate 2.5" HDD be saved?
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torm


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul 2017, 05:10    Post subject:  Can data from this old Seagate 2.5" HDD be saved?  

Got asked the other day if there is any way at all
to restore data from old 2,5 HDD
and I don't think there is..

BIOS sees it with correct information (make/model/size/.. etc.)
so the "board" must be working
while the HDD appears empty, without partitions or even a partition table.
GParted cannot make one, due to input-output error in the last stage.

I "think" that the drive has some issues with spinning up, or some other internal physical damage to disks or the "arm", so there is no way to access any bit or byte on the disk..
I may be wrong, and if someone has a better idea please post it.

Seagate 7?0 GB from around 2008
Will later give a spin on "Hiren's boot cd" , as far as I remember there were some
apps for this kind of problems..
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mostly_lurking

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul 2017, 11:24    Post subject:  

Smartmontools might be able to tell you if there is something physically wrong with your hard drive by displaying the HDD's self-diagnosis data, if the drive supports it and it's not completely broken. (It does not always interpret all data correctly, though, and it has a habit of reporting an unusually high amount of read errors for Seagate drives.)

Gsmartcontrol includes smartmontools and a graphical frontend:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-lucid/gsmartcontrol-0.8.5-i386.pet
The package is for Lucid Puppy, but will probably work on others, too.
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torm


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul 2017, 12:36    Post subject:  

Something strange..

TestDisk can see first 26 cylinders ..

DiskDigger jams at 0,03% (does not find any data)

Most others show a handful of "normal" sectors, and only "bad" from there on..
So I was wrong, and the disk actually does read something, just before continuos 700GB of bad sectors.. really strange.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul 2017, 19:26    Post subject:  

Check the Seagate website for recovery programs?
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jul 2017, 12:25    Post subject:  

Sure it is plugged in good?

Tried a new cable to connect it to the motherboard?

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torm


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Jul 2017, 14:19    Post subject:  

used a Seagate DiskWizard that is included on Hiren'sBCD to format the disk,
as there was around 200 MB working area in the beginning of disk..
That was ok (NTFS format took around 90MB )
And attempt to fix "bad sectors" ended in disk not found in BIOS..
So kinda "solved" with thisone.. Sad

GSmartControl pet works with some complaints under TahrPup605(32bit)
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