Toshiba External 2TB Drive Issue

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  • Thiago.it
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    #167470

    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering if you guys have ever seen this issue before. Toshiba 2TB HDD stopped working. I have attached all the error images so it makes it easier to understand….

    Things I have tried;

    1- Check Disk (Failed)

    2- Connected to 3 different machines, none of them will open the disk

    3- Found this tool online Minitool Partition Wizard, and from there I can browse all of my content (Thanks God) but do not know exactly how to use it. Didnt do much with it at this point.

    Some images attached, I would appreciate knowledge sharing.

    Thanks

    Blood
    Blood
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    #337365

    How old is the drive? I have gone through several external drives over the years because after about three years they stop working – not accessible, just as shown in your images. I don’t use them any more, instead I invest in high capacity internal drives (3TB), and rely on online backup in case they go south, which so far they have not.


    Thiago.it
    Member
    #353933

    Yes, this is a 3 to 4 year old drive. I`m trying to recover the data using testdisk 7.1. If there was nothing in it, I would be ok, but there are tons of important data in it.


    Ossian
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    #191957

    Surely you have backups?


    Thiago.it
    Member
    #353934
    Ossian;n516536 wrote:
    Surely you have backups?

    Dont. If I had backups I would care at all.

    Blood
    Blood
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    #337366

    A friend tried Testdisk and found it wanting. They used http://www.eassos.com/eassos-recovery.php to get their data back. I have since recommended it to another friend who experienced the same problem and it got back nearly the entirety of their data.

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