Western Digital WD800


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toby106a

Hi,

I have a western Digital WD800 Cavior series HDD. I cant read the
drive from the last day, my BIOS detects the drive, no partiton
information. While trying to crate a new partition using FDISK, it
fails in the integrity check. My data is valid, how can I recover it?
Plz help.

Toby A.
 
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Rod Speed

toby106a said:
I have a western Digital WD800 Cavior series HDD. I cant read
the drive from the last day, my BIOS detects the drive, no partiton
information. While trying to crate a new partition using FDISK, it
fails in the integrity check. My data is valid, how can I recover it?
Thats what your backups are for.

It isnt a good idea to create a new partition
using fdisk if you want your data back.

If the data is absolutely crucial, you're taking one hell of a risk since
you dont know what you are doing. Use professional recovery.

If the data isnt worth the cost of professional recovery,
the best approach is to forensic clone the drive to another
drive of the same size and try something like Easy Recovery
Pro and see what it can find ON THE CLONE. That isnt free.

You may need to buy another identical model drive
and swap the logic card if a forensic clone doesnt work.
 
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toby106a

Thanks...

I just tried the FDISK to check the drive status. My data is valid...
so I tried the same model drive in the market, but unfortunatly it is
not available. Some one said it is the problem of firmware on the HDD.
Is it possible to re-write the firmware? My drive is correctly detected
by the BIOS. If it is posible I can recover the data.... Plz help.
Thanks again..
 
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Rod Speed

toby106a said:
Thanks...
I just tried the FDISK to check the drive status.
Very bad move.
My data is valid...
Yes, it probably is.
so I tried the same model drive in the market,
but unfortunatly it is not available.
Doesnt mean it wont ever be.
Some one said it is the problem of firmware on the HDD.
Very unlikely indeed.
Is it possible to re-write the firmware?
With some drives, if you know what you are doing.
My drive is correctly detected by the BIOS.
If it is posible I can recover the data....
Plz help. Thanks again..
I already said that the safest approach is to do a forensic clone
to a drive of the same size and see what recovery software like
Easy Recovery Pro can see ON THE CLONE.
 

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