Hard Drive Crash

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  1. antdfsc macrumors member

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    My 2nd internal hard drive seems to have crashed (Western Digital 200 GB SATA), it no longer shows up in the finder or the desktop. I tried restarting and it is still missing. It shows up in disk utility (the name of the model is there, the hard drives name is greyed out). I clicked repair disk and i got the following message:

    Verify and Repair disk “Hard Drive Two”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Invalid node structure
    Volume check failed.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    1 volume could not be repaired because of an error


    Any suggestions on what to do? II have all my FCP files and music library on it. I am looking for a free program to restore so hopefully i can avoid bringing it somewhere to get it done. Thanks!
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I don't know of any free apps that will help. Drive Genius is one I've used recently, with some limited success (not sure if drive would have been recoverable with other apps anyway). It's probably worth investing in a 3rd party tool anyway, since sometimes they can fix a problem Disk Utility can't (I've seen the opposite too).

    just curious - is the S.M.A.R.T. status verified? It's some indication as to how serious the problem might be.
     
  3. antdfsc thread starter macrumors member

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    Smart status is Verified.... Is that good or bad? Thanks for any help its greatly appreciated!

    Heres the info under the model:


    Disk Description :WDC WD2000JD-22HBB0
    Total Capacity : 186.3 GB (200,049,647,616 Bytes)
    Connection Bus : Serial ATA
    Write Status : Read/Write
    Connection Type : Internal
    S.M.A.R.T. Status : Verified
    Connection ID : Device 0, "B (lower)"
    Partition Scheme : Apple Partition Map


    Heres the info under whats greyed out:


    Mount Point : Not mounted
    Capacity : 186.2 GB (199,915,388,928 Bytes)
    Format : Mac OS Extended
    Available :-
    Owners Enabled :-
    Used :-
    Number of Folders :-
    Number of Files :-
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You might want to try Micromat Techtool Pro.

    Sometimes this program can recover the files.

    Micromat Techtool Pro
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    probably means the hardware is ok. so most likely the directory structure was corrupted.

    I noticed the format was "Mac OS Extended", rather than "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"

    When/if you recover it, I would recommend enabling journaling ("Enable Journaling" in Disk Utility).
     
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Directory damage = DiskWarrior :D
     
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