Encrypted Hard Drive failure (?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by naz-dream-boys, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. naz-dream-boys macrumors member

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    I have an encrypted 2TB Seagate external hard drive which I've been using for the past 1-2 years with no problem. A few days ago while in use, the hard drive turned off. I plugged it back in, my macbook recognised it and it asked for the password. After entering it, the window turns grey for 1-2 mins and then shakes as if the password is incorrect.

    I'm 100% sure I'm using the correct password, so I opened disk utility and used the repair disk function but it says it can not be repaired. Do I have any other option to recover the data?
     

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You could try something like Disk Warrior if the data is really important.
     
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    There are also third party hard drive recovery specialist who can get the data but it better be important because of the costs.

    I bet the NSA could get it!
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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  5. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    My thoughts too--but the suggestion to use Disk Warrior to try and repair the disk might work.
     

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