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As kindof a setup for my problem, I have been building a home NAS as a backup for all the video that I do out if some old computer parts and 4x2T western digital caviar green HDD. I wanted to use the HDD (WDC Black 80G) from the old compter as a system disk but when I plugged it in, it was not recognized in the BIOS. That same day it just so happened that I had a pump failure on my primary system's water cooling loop. I thought to myself "this would be a good time to pull the HDD (with ALL my data) and move it to the NAS and just back it up. When I plugged it into the mobo (have a RAID controller for the other 4 HDDs) it did not recognize that disk either. Tried changing SATA power and data cables and different SATA ports but nothing worked.after a couple hours of trying to get it to work I gave up, fixed my pump situation and put my HDD back into my computer... Where it would not recognize the HDD in the BIOS. In both cases (on the NAS server and on my PC, it will recognize the CD/BR player) There is no way that the same failure could occur on 2 very different disks on the same day without a common problem. Is there any way that the MOBO or RAID card could have caused this? Mobo is a Foxconn G33M05-8EKS and RAID card is Adaptec 2405. Please help! I have a lot of data on that HDD. I could junk it and pay for a new one, I just want the data.
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post #2 of 8
Don't try to boot the HDD from a mobo anymore - Go get a SATA>USB cable. Try that.
    
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post #3 of 8
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Ok. Tried booting using SATA to USB device and got the same result. It acts like the HDD isn't even there.
Edited by Enialius - 6/6/11 at 2:46pm
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post #4 of 8
Don't try booting. Do you have nay other internal HDD to boot from that is working? If so, boot into that and then plug in the failing HDD.
Try this at the most twice.
The more times you try to turn on a broken drive, the less recoverable it will be. If this solution is not practical for you, I can throw something else at you.



*whispers*caviar greens arent good....
    
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LOL I realize they are not the highest quality product but the office is right and WD has fairly failed me in the past I am starting to feel like I may have to find another way to recover the data. I tried booting it as an external on a different PC and still did not work. I understand that I could sen it back to WD and have them recover the data but it is slightly cost prohibitive. Another any other options?
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post #6 of 8
If you are desperate, you can try the freezing method. Google that.
    
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post #7 of 8
In most cases bios won't recognize a disk that has been initialized by a RAID controller. Just stick it back on the controller it came from originally and it should be fine.
post #8 of 8
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Trying the freezing method right now. This Drive has never been in a raid so that shouldn't be a problem.
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