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Hard Drive issue, not sure what else to try

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I have a 3TB external drive when I try to transfer data off of it to another drive the transfer just freezes and hangs. I first tried a recovery of the data using various software and that failed. I then tried a check disk that took over a week to run I thought it was working because it actually made repairs, it finished last night I tried to transfer files after and still same problem.

Is there anything else I can do to try to get these files off this drive? I don't care about the drive long term but I would love to be able to get my files off of it.
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start off with this install and use the trial to view the health of the drive, report back with anything that does not say ok

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Might be a good idea to get another drive same size or larger, plug both drives into a linux machine, use the dd tool to take a raw copy of the drive and try to recover from there.

Also, you can get those usb hdd docks with two ports that can act as a drive duplicator (stand alone, no computer needed) to copy the drive and go from there. Personally I wouldn't want to play with the drive too much more if it's EOL.
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Have you tried booting into something like Deft and seeing how that goes, or running Testdisk?, but like Spin said, the longer you play around with a failing drive the worse it's going to get.
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