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August 13, 2012 8:51:57 PM

Hi all,

My problem: Acer laptop with Win7 and AMD cpu - mainboard power regulator died.


I want to recover data from the Advanced Format Technology (AFT) drive (WD5000BPVT) before returning the laptop for repair.


I've connected the drive using an interface kit so to attach the drive to other Win7 and Vista machines for recovery platforms.

The AFT drive spins, and each recovery platform offers to format the drive for use.

Disk Management tools reflect blue bar/good status and approximate size characteristics, but no other property characteristics are known by said tools.

It appears the partitions were created using the AFT specifications on that drive, but my other (older) platforms don't know how to read that.

I've not found this particular problem on the internet thus far.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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August 14, 2012 2:04:02 PM

Have you ever heard about this free data recovery software: http://freeware-recovery.blogspot. [...] overy.html

It is designed to retrieve lost data caused by many reasons. All you have to do is installing and launching it, then the software will scan the part you specified. Preview the data and select the ones you want to recover. The time the recovery spend depends on the storage of your data.
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August 16, 2012 10:58:31 AM

I suggest you examine sector 0 with a disc editor. If you upload the contents, we could examine it for you.

HxD - Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor:
http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd

DMDE (DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery):
http://softdm.com/download.html

As for the physical properties of your drive, try HD Sentinel or HDDScan.

HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux):
http://www.hdsentinel.com/

HDDScan for Windows:
http://hddscan.com/

You could also use Microsoft's UVCView utility to retrieve information from the USB-SATA bridge IC in the enclosure:
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex...
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