Dropped 1 TB Western Digital external HDD

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by NaoEugene099, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. NaoEugene099

    NaoEugene099 MDL Novice

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    My friend tripped over the plugged in AC cord and my drive dropped over a table
    Tried to find some solutions at the WD support but no luck
    tried looking at diskmgmt.msc but shows 1st errror

    when i clicked ok its says media is write protected

    It also shows 2TB instead of 1TB
    tried to insert it at my friend's pc but same results show

    what should i do?:(
    i wouldn't like to end this year with sadness
    2nd error.JPG 1st error.JPG
     
  2. TONSCHUH

    TONSCHUH MDL Addicted

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    Try HDD Regenerator 2011 and TestDisk.

    :)
     
  3. NaoEugene099

    NaoEugene099 MDL Novice

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    i used testdisk last year when my ext hdd cant be opened through windows explorer
    then i copied all my files to my Laptop

    Used testdisk before i posted my prob here but still no luck
    cant see and copy whats inside my drive

    been using HDD regenerator for my hdd with bad sectors
    HDD regenerator is for bad sector repairing
    too naive for me to trust my files to only one drive :(
    i just need a way to extract the files from the drive
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    ahhh so a software i going to magicaly fix bad heads or sectors.. ahhh i didnt know software could do magic to hardware.
    irony is.. i always replace drives.. not waste time on some hddregen scam

    try find and mount
     
  5. 56Irene87

    56Irene87 MDL Novice

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    OK! The dropping things often would cause many problems to a hard drive, even making a hard drive dead. That’s why one is always asked not to drop or shock a hard drive. So, you should learn a lesson to be more careful in the future.

    In fact, as I know, the dropped dive often would be damaged logically or physically. The physically damaged drive is often called “mechanically damaged”. Both of the drive and inner contains are all gone and irreparable.

    But, if your drive is only logically damaged, there are always some chances for one to get back both of the physical drive and inner contents.

    What one should do is to restore his contents back with the help of data recovery software and format this drive for fixing its problems afterwards.

    In your case, I think you can firstly try to use a partition recovery freeware to take chance and then format this drive to see whether it could be fixed.

    Read more information of partition recovery freeware here:
    freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/unreadable-partition-recovery.html

    Otherwise, you have to consult an expert, if the inner contents are very, very important!
     
  6. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    This is 6 month old thread, and OP hasn't signed in since January, I am not sure if he/she cares. :D
     
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  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    its another one of those iCare data recover spams
     
  8. TONSCHUH

    TONSCHUH MDL Addicted

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    In 2012 I had a customer with an external Western Digital HDD, which only allowed you to format it via Windows. There was a whole Picture-Diary of their first-born on it, how it grew up.

    I recovered 57.985 Bad Sectors via HDD-Regenerator and was able to transfer 25.7GB Data via TestDisk off the HDD. It took me multiple Scan's and 8 Day's & Night's, but I / the Customer lost only 7 (!) Images.

    So, please don't judge, what you never tried.

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. pilot76103

    pilot76103 MDL Member

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    To add to this old forum I had a similar issue with a Seagate drive that my cat knocked off the desk. Seems like only the first 25MB of the drive received sector damage causing the drive to freeze anytime those sectors were read. I learned about the bad sectors using offsets and scanning the whole disc with HDD Regenerator 2011. Once I found everything from 26MB+ was good I used R-Studio with a 26MB Offset and right now as I type this the data I lost from 2 of my folders that TestDisk would not open is recovering off the HDD.
     
  10. TONSCHUH

    TONSCHUH MDL Addicted

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    Yeah, R-Studio is a good Tool as well.

    :)