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2015/01/01 14:27:51 (permalink)
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Hard Drive issues...Please help.

We have a hard drive we use as a photo dump. alsorts from holidays to baby photos.
However its now saying it needs formatting and wont open... any thing i can do to save my photos?

 
 
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    chris182
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    Re: 2015/01/01 14:52:09 (permalink)
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    We had this problem almost lost everything, there a recovery app my dad used and managed to recover everything
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    Re: 2015/01/01 14:54:20 (permalink)
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    http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm
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    Re: 2015/01/01 14:55:12 (permalink)
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    When ours broke it wouldnt read the disk at all, should really have back ups of backups, or store online.
    Portable hard drives are a bit unreliable
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    Re: 2015/01/01 15:17:56 (permalink)
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    Unless you can hear unfamiliar noises like clicks, grinds etc all your data will be recoverable. It'll take time though. If you are unable to do it through USB, pop the case remove the drive and assuming you have a desktop PC , connect the drive and do it direct. Most of the time with external drives it's the caddie circuit board that goes and not the drive.
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    Re: 2015/01/01 15:26:00 (permalink)
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    Esbee I had the click of death, my pc wouldn't even find my hard disk.
    So even with something as worrying as that it can be recovered.

    Sounds like yours will be much easier to recover though.

    Google seagate click of death, it's common with alot of portable hard drives.
    Never had issues with the circuit boards if I had I'd strip and replace.
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    Re: 2015/01/01 18:14:01 (permalink)
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    Can you do anything to prevent this from happening in the first place? I once heard that you should not keep a portable hard drive connected to your computer constantly and only connect it when you need to use it. I have no idea if this is true.
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    Re: 2015/01/01 18:53:25 (permalink)
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    Ours was kept in our safe and rarely even connected to the laptop.
    Just went to plug it in one day and kept clicking like it was stuck trying to read the disk. We have learnt our lesson now and back up everything that's really important online and two hard disks.

    There so cheap now anyway
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    Re: 2015/01/01 20:44:25 (permalink)
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    Can you do anything to prevent this from happening in the first place? I once heard that you should not keep a portable hard drive connected to your computer constantly and only connect it when you need to use it. I have no idea if this is true.


    Yea, backup, back, then off site backup.
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    Re: 2015/01/01 22:12:48 (permalink)
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    I just can't get my head round this whole cloud storage thing. This cloud sh1t is clearly not safe and your important details is in danger of being hacked. You are also handing over all your private details to the company who owns/runs this cloud. It's all a bit off key to me.
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    Re: 2015/01/01 22:18:05 (permalink)
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    Some online storage is very well encrypted, if it's only photos I wouldn't be worried unless there naughty bedroom snaps
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    Re: 2015/01/01 22:35:36 (permalink)
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    The only thing I have worth keeping private is naughty snaps and vids. Fcuk putting all that online in the bleedin cloud lol.
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    Re: 2015/01/01 22:59:20 (permalink)
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    I just can't get my head round this whole cloud storage thing. This cloud sh1t is clearly not safe and your important details is in danger of being hacked. You are also handing over all your private details to the company who owns/runs this cloud. It's all a bit off key to me.


    WHo said about cloud....you have one backup in yrou own home, another NAS drive or anything offsite. OR a Hard drive with important pics etc at a friends house.
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    Re: 2015/01/02 00:10:43 (permalink)
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    We have all our important documents copied up and a set kept at my mothers.
    sure we could do this with the photos aswell.
    Im going to have an attempt at accessing it on sunday when the kids are out and iv got some time so i dont rush it and balls it up.
    Cheers for all your help guys.
     

     
     
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    Re: 2015/01/02 01:16:35 (permalink)
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    What make od HD is it?...lots of companies no make pretty good diagnostic tools for their drives.
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    Re: 2015/01/03 21:22:51 (permalink)
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    Serial ATA... I never bought it wife did.
     

     
     
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    Re: 2015/01/03 22:15:13 (permalink)
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    I've a backup including system image on an external hard drive and also a lot my important documents are on a flash drive as well. all my photos are also still on my camera's memory card as well and as my music can all be downloaded again from itunes whenever I need to i'm pretty much covered.
     
    Touch wood, anyway. I've probably just scudded myself there like.
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    Re: 2015/01/04 00:50:14 (permalink)
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    The only thing I have worth keeping private is naughty snaps and vids. Fcuk putting all that online in the bleedin cloud lol.


    What about encrypted cloud like mega.co.nz ??
     
    Article here 
     
    http://lifehacker.com/the...t-your-priva-729639300
    post edited by The Truth - 2015/01/04 00:53:03
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