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post #11 of 22
2x 2tb WD greens in Raid 1 FTW.
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Once you plug it into another computer and confirm that it's dead (with a new SATA cable), there's not much you can do unless you want to open up the hard drive and tinker around yourself.

Professional hard drive recovery is an option, but it only works sometimes and is very expensive .
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Not likely...I've actually tried replacing the logic board on a hard drive and it would function again, but windows saw it as an unformatted drive, though I can't be sure if when the original logic board died it didn't mess it up. I've never really researched that.

Though if it was some really important data you can send it to a data recovery studio. It can cost as much as a $1000, but I've helped people find the places to do it.
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post #14 of 22
Pop it into a Linux system and/or Live CD. Sometimes, Windows cannot mount it for whatever reason, but usually, if it's not too bad, Linux will be able to read it. I do it all the time for customers whose drives have died. Linux can read it, only sometimes not all files are recoverable due to the disk dying. Also, it's a race against the clock, the more the drive spins (due to you recovering the files) the higher the apparent risk.
post #15 of 22
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Thanks for replies guys!
I'll check with linux and another PC , if that's not working then i'll just RMA it!
i didn't have THAT important data on it so it's not such a big deal! I knew it would die sooner or later because it already had bad sectors when I got it...
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post #16 of 22
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Thanks for replies guys!
I'll check with linux and another PC , if that's not working then i'll just RMA it!
i didn't have THAT important data on it so it's not such a big deal! I knew it would die sooner or later because it already had bad sectors when I got it...
Always check your drives as soon as you get them, and if they have bad sectors, RMA immediately! Better to get it over and done with when you get it, than further down the line.
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how to test new drives?
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post #18 of 22
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2x 2tb WD greens in Raid 1 FTW.
Good idea is it is solely as a data drive (reduced performance in RAID 1).

I have 2 2TB WD greens in RAID 0, and a 3rd as a backup drive for important data on this stripe.
     
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post #19 of 22
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how to test new drives?
HD Tune's error scan.

You can get it from here: www.hdtune.com

Make sure you don't enable "quick scan".
post #20 of 22
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Good idea is it is solely as a data drive (reduced performance in RAID 1).
Yep data only, everything "time intensive" on my 120gb SSD. Lovin it.
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