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I need to know how to get the Data off my External drive but I can't seem to access the Data on the drive and It won't show up in windows, Windows will install the device driver software with no problems but it won't show up as an accessible device. and when it does periodically it shows that it has 0.00 out of 0.00MB free? How do Get the data off this thing.

I could really use some professional help from OCN Members because this drive has been through Iraq and back and Im serious. I would very much like to get the data off this drive for my brother because it means a lot to him.

The drive does not make clicking noises but constantly spins up then down, detected in bios as well.

Pics and Info below:

Device Name: Western Digital Scorpio
Model number: WD2500B EVS-22VATO
Rated Speed: 5200Rpm
Max Capacity: 250GB
post #2 of 8
That drive looks like it supports SATA, try unplugging the USB adapter board, and hooking it up as a internal drive in your computer.
post #3 of 8
If ShamrockMans advice doesn't work, you might need to look online and get a replacement mobo for the hard drive, but i warn you...it might be difficult because it needs to be exactly the same firmware and model number.
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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty;14311592 
If ShamrockMans advice doesn't work, you might need to look online and get a replacement mobo for the hard drive, but i warn you...it might be difficult because it needs to be exactly the same firmware and model number.

controller board* not mobo.


but yes, that looks like a sata interface, so take off that silly usb controller, plug in using sata, then read using your pc.
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Ty for the replies, but where exactly would I find another of the same drive as my mother doesn't exactly trust Ebay or Craigslist as she's the one who will be ordering said item. There must be a Qualified vendor somewhere?

Ty for the help smile.gif

EDIT: I apologize, I didn't answer Shamrocks question. I have tried connecting directly but It doesn't help, I've been thinking it was probably the controller board but I wanted to make sure with my favorite forum community before proceeding.
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 7/23/11 at 4:54am
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controller board not off ebay will be hard.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou;14316368 
Ty for the replies, but where exactly would I find another of the same drive as my mother doesn't exactly trust Ebay or Craigslist as she's the one who will be ordering said item. There must be a Qualified vendor somewhere?
HDD manufacturers are constantly putting out new revisions. When they do, they stop manufacturing old revisions.

eBay is your best bet.
     
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post #8 of 8
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well...since my mother absolutely hates Ebay I guess i'll have to go to an Expensive Data recovery service frown.gif

Oh well Ty for the Help OCN smile.gif
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