External Hard Drive failure (Solved)

pinkgimp

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 30, 2010
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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.





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



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.
 
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ayeying

macrumors 601
Dec 5, 2007
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Yay Area, CA
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.
 

pinkgimp

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 30, 2010
15
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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.
 

pinkgimp

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 30, 2010
15
0
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.