Ive tried a few getdataback programs and such but i cannot seem to access anything on the drive I even tried accessing it in Linux and i got this message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/mint/NUGGET: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=999,gid=999,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/mint/NUGGET"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error Failed to read of MFT, mft=6 count=1 br=-1: Input/output error Failed to open inode FILE_Bitmap: Input/output error Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details. Please help Im really lost I cannot detail the harddrive make or model as it was issued to me from school and it has no brand or anything written on it.
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it is a hardware fault. return it to your school and ask for a replacement.
Does this drive have any information/data on it you need?