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HALP SAVE Pr0n by CharlotteBebblehall.msg - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:53:48 EST ID:gm67PXnw No.121296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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hey /tech/

so i had this old seagate 1TB external for years, it was attached to this shitty plastic base external powerpack which eventually broke (the powered base thing)

so i stripped the plastic shell, and plugged the HD on to my power supply and sata worked fine but slow

one day it stopped working, when i plug it in you can hear it loading very loudly (might get recognised for a second) then gone and tries to reload.. seems to be in a constant state of trying to boot

i dont hear any clicks from it either. i tried several things like looking at all connecetd devices and it was a no-show. also tried a usb > sata connector same

im assuming it must be a hardware issue. what steps can i take to save any of the files.

any help appreciated cheers folks
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BetsyDonderham.chm - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:58:55 EST ID:7F/QA+Tm No.121304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The most realistic fix:
Broken sata cable and/or port, so try it with another cable and/or port, clean the contacts.

Longshot:
Buy the same exact hard drive and try replacing the whole electronics pcb with the one off the one you bought.
This will probably not work, but if you are desperate it's pretty much the only thing you can do yourself.
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HannahPallytadge.bak - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:56:38 EST ID:be8b6w6s No.121309 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121296
If the data is that important to you then I would send it in to a recovery specialist.

In the future you should really be backing up important data. At the very least onsite backup+ offsite backup(can be through a cloud). At 1tb this should be pretty cheap.

For my media server I run 3 disks of parity(192tb raw) plus an identical backup and really important data gets upped to the cloud and put on a separate drive and stored in an anti-static bag in my safety deposit box.


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