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Western digital external hdd instead of 1tb showing 2tb in diskmanager

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December 14, 2012 10:28:14 AM

Hello,
I have western digital hdd which has mini usb port in hdd extern hdd. showing 2tb as unallocated in disk manager. My orignal 1tb partion table is missing also ran testdisk from hiren disk. how to recover
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December 14, 2012 5:03:24 PM

@ryseshan, a reported capacity of 2TiB (= 2.2TB) is symptomatic of a physical fault with the HDD, in which case no software will recover your data.

How do UVCView and HD Sentinel identify the drive? UVCVIew talks to the USB-SATA bridge IC inside the enclosure whereas HD Sentinel attempts to communicate with the HDD behind the bridge.

http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex...
http://www.hdsentinel.com/
January 28, 2013 6:12:18 AM

You also have another option: a hard drive recovery freeware:
http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2012/12/photo-recovery-af...
My girl friend has tried this free one to restore her inaccessible data from her WD flash drive. It works well. Now, she has recovered 98 trip photos, 10 trip videos and 54 job files.
Remember: You should learn to make a backup of your important data frequently in the future.
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