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Yeah sounds like a PCB failure.
I noticed that but feel silly.However, I am noticing something that other people didn't on the 4TB drive. It has a single end to end error which is not good. Though it is strange that SMART says the drive is okay...
The long test does a full surface scan using the drive's built in tools. The drive passed so it is likely fine.However, I personally would grab HD Tune and run a read benchmark on it and post a screenshot here. If there is an issue you can generally tell from that. It will give you a good idea if the drive is in overall good health (if the other tests have passed) based on the performance. There have been plenty of times where I have I had a hard drive that passes all...
Just select "assign this drive a letter" and just pick a letter of a drive that is not being used. Then the drive will be formatted and you can easily access it like any other drive.
Those drives just use a USB adapter. You can easily pull the drive out and put it into a PC. However, since the drive sounds like it is clicking, any further attempts on are going to just make it all that much worse and maybe impossible to recover. You could try using something like Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier but I personally wouldn't and would prefer to bring it to a data recovery specialist. Albeit the cost may be prohibitive for you; but you are paying to for...
What drive is this? Does the drive model end in AAJS and is a WD? If so, then I know that these drives when they fail will get hot and speeds will drop dramatically. From my understanding it is a problem with the firmware on the drive or a head issue (I am going off of what my data recovery engineer is telling me). I have found that if you take a fan and place it on top of the drive while it is operating to keep it cool, the drive will start to function properly till you...
If you used a SATA power cable then it is keyed like the Sata data cable. There is no way to accidentally plug it in wrong. Also, the pins are only on one side so that would be it impossible always. You would also have to physically cut off the key on the sata power on the drive itself for you to put it on backwards. There are only a few ways I can think that this kind of thing could happen:1) You used the wrong barrel power cable for the external hard drive (all externals...
Power cable was not plugged in wrong. The board had a TSV (I think that is what it is called) diode failure or something else along those lines. That drive is going to require advanced data recovery and a PCB swap. The ROM needs to be transferred and on some cases the NVRAM needs to be transferred too. In other cases there is a encryption chip that also has to come along. Sometimes though you can just remove the TSV and run the drive like that till the data can be...
I use WinDirStat
I love Tales of Symphonia! Awesome!
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