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Software to repair a corrupted Sata hard drive?

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October 7, 2012 8:50:16 PM

Is there any software to repair my Seagate 1TB sata hard drive.
The hard drive sometimes makes a noise but is accessible from my computer.
I managed to copy 95 % of the data when i first started hearing a noise coming for the hard drive.
I put the hard drive in an external enclosure & it works for a while & then just disappears from my computer.
There is no data on it & i formatted it but it just switches off after copying about 20 GB of data.
a b G Storage
October 7, 2012 9:39:49 PM

throw it out.
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a c 104 G Storage
October 7, 2012 9:58:22 PM

It's a failed HDD and not worth trying to repair!

It's also too unreliable now even for "practice" setting it up as a dynamic drive, or with GPT partitions, or even moving partitions around.

One thing you could do, to get "more of your money's worth", is taking it apart to see exactly how it was manfacturered. Learn the parts, be able to spot the PCB chips, check out the heads, etc. A good education and a lot less than $150 per credit hour at college!

But to use for storage, No way.
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a c 288 G Storage
October 8, 2012 6:48:46 PM

If you would like to try for the remaining 5% of your data, then clone your drive sector-by-sector using a tool that knows how to work around bad sectors (eg ddrescue), and then use data recovery software on the clone.

http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

Ddrescue can perform multipass cloning. It clones the easy sectors on the first pass, and attempts the more difficult ones on subsequent passes. It can also clone your drive in reverse, thereby disabling lookahead caching. It keeps a log, allowing it to resume after an interruption.

The following thread discusses various freeware and commercial cloning tools:
http://forum.hddguru.com/the-best-disk-cloning-hardware...
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