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Having an unusual problem with a Hitachi HDD

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April 3, 2013 4:25:42 AM

I've looked through other threads, but haven't been able to find a similar issue. I have a Hitachi Deskstar 2TB SATA drive. A few weeks ago I start getting a SMART warning that the drive was bad upon booting windows. I've been trying to copy my data off with no luck. It will start just fine, but soon after the time remaining on the copy dialog just continues getting higher and no more files transfer. The strange thing is that the drive is comletely silent, and I have no trouble seeing the files on the drive. Hitachi's tech support has been absolutely no help. It's still under warranty, so normally this would be no big deal, except my NAS box was recently stolen so I have no backup of this data. I've had plenty of drives fail over the years, but never seen one act like this. If anone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, here's a detailed list of my system:
ASUS Crosshair V Formula board
AMD 8150 Bulldozer processor
32GB Corsair Vengeance 2133Mhz RAM
2 OCZ Vertex 4 240GB SSDs
2 Hitachi Deskstar 2TB HDD
3 ASUS GTX 680s
OCZ 1250W power supply
Corsair H100 liquid cooler
Coolermaster Cosmos II case
Windows 7 Ultimate

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April 3, 2013 4:38:35 AM

RoyFillmore said:
I've looked through other threads, but haven't been able to find a similar issue. I have a Hitachi Deskstar 2TB SATA drive. A few weeks ago I start getting a SMART warning that the drive was bad upon booting windows. I've been trying to copy my data off with no luck. It will start just fine, but soon after the time remaining on the copy dialog just continues getting higher and no more files transfer. The strange thing is that the drive is comletely silent, and I have no trouble seeing the files on the drive. Hitachi's tech support has been absolutely no help. It's still under warranty, so normally this would be no big deal, except my NAS box was recently stolen so I have no backup of this data. I've had plenty of drives fail over the years, but never seen one act like this. If anone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, here's a detailed list of my system:
ASUS Crosshair V Formula board
AMD 8150 Bulldozer processor
32GB Corsair Vengeance 2133Mhz RAM
2 OCZ Vertex 4 240GB SSDs
2 Hitachi Deskstar 2TB HDD
3 ASUS GTX 680s
OCZ 1250W power supply
Corsair H100 liquid cooler
Coolermaster Cosmos II case
Windows 7 Ultimate

Most probably, you have problem with bad blocks , and its growing very fast . Soon, you won't be able to read anything , i would suggest you to send this drive to a some decent data recovery company. I know the only one trusted one in my area UAE , Dubai. They helped me once in th smilar situation. If you need their contacts you can found them on website http://www.angeldatarecovery.com/contact-us/
But sure, you can look some in your country

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April 3, 2013 4:52:36 AM

As a stop gap try and copy your data in small chunks. You are more likely to get more off it that way. vag23's comment about bad blocks is about right. The copy will proceed until it encounters data in a bad sector when the process will stop. The counter keeps going until it times out or you cancel it. Make a note of what file/folder is being copied and move past that in the next copy instruction.

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