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my western digital 60gb hard drive is dying slow

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Last response: in Storage
May 3, 2007 7:59:26 AM

my usb 60gb western digital hard drive is dying the smart test said it was.

I am using it as a backup drive (have all my freeware and pictures on it) :( 

when its hooked up as slave it makes the main hard drive which is a western digital 20gb ( master/drive C: ) really slow. When I load a recovery program like handy recovery I can see all my folders and stuff on the hard drive that is dying. But when I try to save them to my other usb 80gb hard drive, it just locks up does not seem to transfer any files. I also tried to use "pc inspector file recovery" I get sector errors and have to keep hitting retry nothing works. The drive will show up in windows but when I click on it error comes up "F:/incorrent paramater"

anybody have any ideas on what to do?


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a b G Storage
May 3, 2007 8:32:20 AM

If you can, back up the files to DVD's. Another option is to plug it into another machine with enough hard drive and back up the files there.
May 3, 2007 9:01:30 AM

Stop using the drive immediately, although it may already be too late. Buy a new HD, 80-160GB or more if you want. Purchase and download a copy of SpinRite, read the directions completely before beginning, and use it to attempt to save your data.

GRC | SpinRite 5.0 to 6.0
May 4, 2007 1:34:54 AM

Model: Ascendtech 120GB EIDE
Access time- 8.5ms AVG.
Capacity- 120GB
Data Buffer (Cache)- 2MB
Device Type- Internal hard drive
Data Transfer Rate- 100MB / 133MB
Form Factor (Drive)- 3.5-inch low profile
Interface- EIDE
Rotational Speed- 5400 /// 7200 rpm (Optional)
Operating System- Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, NT & Vista


I dont want to spend over 50 bucks on a hard drive.