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Trying to recover some data from bad hard drive using usb to sata enclosure

Q: Trying to recover some data from bad hard drive using usb to sata enclosure

Trying to recover some files from bad hard drive using usb to sata hard drive enclosure submitted minutes ago by mdwilson I have an Asus K a I had a Hitachi gb hard drive that failed on me I went out usb enclosure data bad recover to hard from sata drive Trying using some to and bought a new samsung ssd gb hard drive and replace Computer is up and running on Windows My computer has gb of ram I have an TB external hard drive I had most files back up with the exception of a very important pro tools session i was working on right before the crash I need to Trying to recover some data from bad hard drive using usb to sata enclosure recover it Trying to recover some data from bad hard drive using usb to sata enclosure Before buying a new drive i downloaded ubuntu live cd on a different computer and used it to boot up computer I recognized my hard drive but wouldn t let me quot mount quot to it It also said my hard drive health as quot will fail soon quot or something like that Also Trying to recover some data from bad hard drive using usb to sata enclosure showed that I had tons of bad blocks or sectors somewhere near I went out and bought a usb to sata hard drive enclosure I put old drive in and plugged it into computer with my new drive in it In quot my computer quot it shows the old drive as drive quot e quot And in bios the hitachi is recognized The problem is when I click on the drive it tries opening or loading for several minutes and then eventually says quot E is not accessible parameter is incorrect quot It then also freezes my computer and makes me hard shutdown I downloaded ontrack easy recovery but it says I need a drive large enough to fit all the data on old drive I can use my external but I have important files on it and I don t know if those files would be wiped if I use it to recover Also when I plug both external drive and old drive into computer it freezes ontrack software So I m wondering my best options are I can not afford professional recovery I really just need the one session file folder which probably adds up to about gb Would love to recover some other stuff but it s not nearly as important When my old drive is in enclosure and quot starts up quot it doesn t make a clinking noise and sounds like it is spinning normally What can I do Thank you for responses nbsp

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A: Trying to recover some data from bad hard drive using usb to sata enclosure

With that amount of problems
Also, showed that I had tons of bad blocks or sectors, somewhere near 20,000.Click to expand...

recovery of anything is unlikely
see if you can access it from a cmd prompt with admin rights, change the prompt to E:
then if that does show type
dir
see if it will show the data

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A:Need to recover data from a Bad Sata Hard Disk

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Hi All,

I just bought me a new SATA 250GB Hard Drive and a external hard drive enclosure. I received the items today and I just realize the hard drive enclosure doesn't build into the way to connect to the SATA 7-pin data connector. All it has is the Parallel ATA 40-pin data connector.

Can anyone recommend any external hard drive enclosure that can connect to SATA connector directly. And there is a main reason why I choose a SATA hard drive.

Thank you so much.
 

A:Solved: Looking for Sata External Hard Drive Enclosure

Well, I did this GOOGLE Search and turned up a ton of them. Should keep you busy for several days looking through all the links.
 

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My new computer is a Dell Studio laptop running windows vista. The hard drive is from a Toshiba Satellite running windows xp. The hard drive enclosure is an I/O Magic 2.0 enclosure. It did not come with any software. Thanks
 

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Welcome all - this is my first post on Hard-drive Through Possible? Enclosure: USB Data Recovery this forum Here s my situation my desktop computer has died but its SATA hard-drive still functions correctly I have a suitable hard drive enclosure so I thought I would simply be able to slide the hard drive in and copy the data from it onto my notebook or any other computer for that matter via USB The notebook sees the drive Data Recovery Through USB Hard-drive Enclosure: Possible? and thinks it functions correctly but it does not appear in the quot My Computer quot list of drives The only way I can find it is by doing the following right-click on quot My Computer quot gt manage gt hard drives and there it is listed as quot unknown quot I have the option to format the drive but that s not what I want I wonder whether there is any way to make my notebook read the data that is already on the drive Both computers run Windows XP Service Pack the Notebook is a Toshiba Satellite I don t know what other information is Data Recovery Through USB Hard-drive Enclosure: Possible? relevant to the issue but I will happily provide whatever you think could be helpful nbsp

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I ve had hard drive issues before and been able to solve them via device manager and disk management etc but this one has me stumped I d very much appreciate some ideas A bit of relevant background - I have a HTPC running with from enclosure Peculiar drive to usb sata issue internal hard changed when Windows with two TB Western Digital Peculiar issue with sata hard drive when changed from internal to usb enclosure Green Power HDD s connected by sata They both work fine and I ve had no trouble with either Today I bought a dual sata USB hard drive enclosure to put them both in as I Peculiar issue with sata hard drive when changed from internal to usb enclosure d like to take my film collection with me hooked up to my laptop every now and then I installed them both in the enclosure plugged the usb lead into my laptop and waited for the usual recognition sounds and autoplay pop-ups etc However when I went to My Computer only one was showing my drive named quot films quot The LED on the enclosure to show activity was only lit on the left side which meant it wasn t picking up both drives I went into disk management and device manager and the quot hidden quot drive was nowhere to be seen I double checked the connections on the enclosure and powered down and up again and distinctly heard both drives spin up one immediately after the other I then connected the enclosure to my HTPC only for the same thing to happen Next I plugged in JUST my quot films quot drive into the enclosure and it did spin up but no glimmer of recognition in Windows device manager or disk management Whereas when I plug in just quot films quot it is recognised fine I also tried swapping the sata connectors ie so that quot films quot was connected to the same connectors that I d just had quot films quot running successfully on in case the others were faulty Still no luck At this point I was worried quot films quot had suddenly committed suicide of some sort so I ve gone and connected it internally again in my HTPC and voila relief it appears as normal and is fully accessible Both TB drives are identical so I can t for the life of me figure out what s up with the troublesome one They re both formatted the same as NTFS Basic disks with no errors etc Hope someone can help me out nbsp

A:Peculiar issue with sata hard drive when changed from internal to usb enclosure

Sounds like the enclosure may be bad, what model is it?

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Hello Here s another spoof I just bought an Mad Dog HD Enclosure to serve as an external drive device but I wanted it especially to open a downed computers HD problem is in order to install it you need to reformat the drive I thought I would save myself the trouble of opening the case and having to install the HD as a slave which I think I would have a problem setting it up Will Data and Drive Format Hard Loss Enclosure Needs Cause that way since I can t find the little plastic covers that arer suppose to fit on the pins and if I did have them I would need to know where they go but I felt that it might be possible to have a knwledgable and experienced computer fix it person to tell me if it is possible to get around this and retreive the data off the old HD using the Mad Dog HD enclosure Has anyone heard of Partation Magic it is suppose to be a software that can solve this but I really don t have any info that I can understand nbsp

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I want to extract a few imporant files off the hard drive.

The hard drive makes no ticking or scratching noises, other than the normal noise it should make.

This occured when i was trying to install a printer driver, other than that computer ran fine.

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A:Help!! Must recover data on hard drive

Do a "recovery" search on the forum, this subject came up recently.
 

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Hi.

Earlier today I clean re-installed Windows XP Professional. I backed up alot of useful data on my second hard drive, and proceeded with the reinstallation. Everything went smooth, but when I double clicked my second hard drive in My Computer, it gave the message:

"The disk in drive D is not formatted.

Do you want to format it now?"

If i proceed with this, all the data on that hard drive will be wiped out.

Is there any possible way to recover the date from the hard drive?
 

A:Is there any way to recover data from this hard drive?!

what File System are you using? ie: Fat32 or NTFS?
Make sure that both hd's have the same file system, otherwise you're going to have to reinstall on the same fs.
 

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A:Move hard drive to recover data

No problems.. If there are multiple partitions on the system drive, then the drive letters may get shifted around, but otherwise everything should Just Work.

Mind you, he could just attach a serial mouse to the broken system..
 

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A:Trying to recover data from crashed hard drive

Hi techmichellenot. When you say it stopped working,is there anything on the screen when you power up, or any indication that the system passed it's POST procedure (Power On Self Test), usually indicated by a beep before Windows itself tries to boot up?. Any error messages seen?. Sounds like you put the drive in an external case that can connect via USB. If there is indeed a problem with the disk drive and it's not a physical problem with the drive (maybe a corrupted Windows boot file,etc),your system may have a Recovery procedure that will reinstall your OS without erasing your data files (called a non destructive OS reinstall) as opposed to a destructive which erases everything and reinstalls the OS. I would check your documentation to see if your laptop has such a procedure.
 

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Sometimes, yes

Depends on the corruption cause as to mechanical or electronic.
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A:Noisy Hard drive: Need to recover data

Welcome to TechSpot

Have you tried the IBM utilities in the Sticky at the top of this forum?

Surf to http://www.tufftest.com/ and check out their utils. They also have a TuffTest-Lite for free to try. It creates a bootup-floppy which will then disect your system and its components.

Do a search in this forum on IBM Deskstar (or rather Deathstar), to see what others have come up with.
 

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The USB of my external hard drive was broken and I changed to a new casing. However, it did not show up in my computer anymore and did not show up in disk management. I read forums and assigned it a drive name in disk management and clicked new partition. The drive was now visible in my computer but it keeps asking to be formatted. I do not want to erase my old data and so did not format.I want access to this data back again. My hard drive is fine and makes no noises. Someone please help.

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A:Recover data from external hard drive?

No guarantee that you'll be able to recover your data. Depends on the size of the HDD, it might take a while for the programs to scan it. Be patient.

Found some posts that might be of help. Good luck.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252267-45-recovery-data-hard-disk-deleting-partition

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/255089-32-partitions-overwritten-recover-previous-data

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A:Help: Repair hard drive and recover data.

It sounds like you're done with that drive. I guess you will need to use your backups.

Recovery services can almost certainly get the data back, but they can cost into the $1000's.

The hard drive in your computer is in one of two states right now. It's
either going to fail or it already failed. Hard drives are inherently
fragile things with no built in redundancy.
-Chris PirilloClick to expand...
 

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Hello Guru's,
My systemwas suddenly crashed and I askedone of my company person to helpme in recovering the data on my hard drive and he said that his system is not registering(recognising) my hard drive due to which is he unable to restore the data. he suggested to contact one strore who will chargefrom 2000 to 5000 $ and I don't have that much money to recover my valueble data.
Please help me by telling how to recover my data on my hard drive.

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A:Want to recover data from crashed hard drive

Hi Bobby and welcome to TSG.

If the hard drive is not getting detected by the computer BIOS at power up, then it is probably beyond any kind of inexpensive do-it-yourself solution.

If the hard drive is detected by the BIOS but Windows cannot access it, you may have a possibility of recovering all or some of its contents. You connect it as a slave drive in a working computer and then use commercial recovery software. Some recovery software that you can download has a free test mode that will test the drive's contents and gives you a report of what it can recover. You then have to pay for the program before it will actually recover the data.

You say your data is valuable but do not want to spend $2000 to get it back. How much are you willing to spend?
 

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A:Reading Hard Drive to recover data

Welcome
From reading your post, it appears that you are trying to recover the stuff that is on the HD, documents, pics etc.
I think you may want to start with this software. Download and look around. Your stuff may be able to be viewed.
I think going into doucments and settings will lead to a dead end.
Documents and Settings in Vista and Windows 7 - 4sysops

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A:Recover data on unpartitioned hard drive

"I can see that all the data is physicly still on the drive"
How do you see this?

Try some partition recovery programs:

Partition Repair:

<--(Bootable floppy image)
http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/partfix.exe
http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html
http://mirror.href.com/thestarman/testdisk.html

or file recovery:

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/welcome.htm
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A:Can I rebuild a hard drive to recover data

I've heard of people buying the exact same drive (needs to be exact so the PCB is the same) and then swapping those out. I've never heard of people removing the platters and putting in a new drive - I think that would be highly risky if not impossible. Try to find a working drive with the same PCB on ebay, then swap the boards.
 

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Well it depends on what went wrong with it. IF the drive is totally dead - ie does not spin up then there is no software to recover the data - you would need to replace the circuit board or electronics in the drive. If the heads are continually crashing then the same thing goes. If it just has bad sectors or Windows is messed up then you may be able to just copy the data off or use Spinrite.

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Here's the rule of thumb I've seen.

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Based on your picture, it looks like the partition is not seen.

You say this is an internal drive, so I'm not clear why you are using that cable instead of just connecting the drive internally.

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Hi speedracer993,
Welcome to Seven Forums.

There should be no issues in slaving the drive in an XP machine, you will then be able to access your data.
What do you mean by "The laptop also has security passwords set"??

Regards,
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Hi and welcome,
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Why are you hiding data in the 1st place ? And if it`s important, why aren`t you backing it up.

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when you get your old HDD back - purchase a HDD to USB external adapter - and you should be able to access the data..
to copy it over to another HDD > that is what they are going to do..

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Does the hard drive show up in the Bios ? Does it show up in Disk Management ?

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A:Corrupt/Semi-Formatted Hard Drive - Need to Recover Data!

Are you positive that it was "formatting"? There isn't usually a format when using the recovery partition for recovery, or the recovery disks. Did it actually say "formatting"?

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Free:

Using TestDisk To Repair Corrupted MFT, Repair NTFS Boot Sector (or build a new one if both are corrupted), Or Create Or Restore Boot Sector Backups.

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try getting your hands on a 'live cd' like Ubuntu or something.

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Try assigning a letter to the drive.Right-click the drive and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already selected, and then either accept the default drive letter or click the drive letter that you want to use. Click OK.How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP

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Quote: Originally Posted by meddylad


Hello - i have a 2.5" Momentus drive (model ST9500420AS, 500GB 16MB cache) and was wondering would get USB3.0 speeds by using an external connector, a USB3.0 cable and my laptop which has built in USB3.0 ports (and the Renesas driver), so i can use it as a portable drive


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A:Which Hard Drive Enclosure

External USB Hard drive enclosures like you show, can either be SATA or IDE, it doesn't matter. All the computer knows is that it is a USB external drive
 

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A:Which Hard Drive Enclosure is Better

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A:IDE hard drive enclosure

I use a USB to IDE/SATA kit, like this one. Even with the USB 2.0 limits it moves data fast enough for occasional use. Simple to use, no drivers needed, just plug and play. You can even retrieve from a floppy disk.

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A:Hard Drive Enclosure

Not recommending, but here is one.

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A:Hard Drive Enclosure not being seen

Hello d...., welcome to the forum
Is it possible to put the drive back into your old PC copy the data off it, format the drive and copy the data back again?
If a conversion is a must there are third party dynamic disc converters which should keep your data intact; Download Dynamic Disk Converter Trial to check the conversion of the dynamic to basic disk I have never used this so I do not know how good it is

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A:hard drive enclosure

what are you trying to do, see what is on the drive or boot to it on the older pc?

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A:Hard Drive Enclosure not being seen by 7

Welcome to SevenForums Michael

Try this:

Start Computer Management Disk Management

If the Ext HD shows up, see if you can right click on it & asign it a drive Letter

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/130575-hard-drive-enclosure-not-being-seen-7-a.html