External Hard Drive failure (Solved)

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  1. pinkgimp, Mar 3, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012

    pinkgimp macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    i have a external hard drive that is NTFS that won't mount it just appears in disk utility after some time connected.
    I have Paragon NTFS to read it.

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    I can't get it to read on both Mac and Windows. (doesn't mount can't do a chkdsk)

    I have tried Data Rescue to try to fix it but it gives me this error:

    http://www.prosofteng.com/docs/Data-Rescue-3-Users-Guide/pages/drivefailure.htm

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    Diskwarrior just freezes when i connect the drive.

    Is the drive really gone?
    It's really not worth to pay to get it fixed, is there something else i could do?

    Thanks.


    Solution

    i sort of solved it...
    i only did this because the files where not important.

    i still had the option to format the drive with disk utility, so i did and was able to use data rescue to scan for deleted files, witch i didn't do because it would take 400 hours (the drive is very slow about to fail)

    it was recovering files.

    hope this helps someone with important files.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    #2
    I noticed if the external enclosure cannot support the required power to the drive, it'll cause the same errors. I have an external hard drive that require a little bit more power than one of my enclosures can handle and every time I plug it in, it gives an error similar to yours. However, if I plug it into another enclosure, it works fine.
     
  3. pinkgimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    the drive has worked perfectly fine before on the same enclosure for a long time.
    i have tried other enclosures and got the same error.
     
  4. pinkgimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    i sort of solved it...
    i only did this because the files where not important.

    i still had the option to format the drive with disk utility, so i did and was able to use data rescue to scan for deleted files, witch i didn't do because it would take 400 hours (the drive is very slow about to fail)

    it was recovering files.

    hope this helps someone with important files.
     

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