Hard Drive Buggerd on Friends Computer....

  RobCharles1981 23:50 07 May 2008


My Friend is chatting to me on msn, and he has said that his 300gig slave back up drive has pooped, its crashing and the disk is not showing in the Bios!

I'm under the impression that you can fit a caddy to it in order to recover the data from it is this true and possible?

Many Thanks


  lotvic 00:16 08 May 2008

I wish you could explain your problem without swearing.

  RobCharles1981 00:19 08 May 2008

I wish I could explain what without swearing? I'm not swearing!

  lotvic 00:35 08 May 2008

I refer to the Title.

  RobCharles1981 00:47 08 May 2008


  RobCharles1981 00:49 08 May 2008

perhaps I will close this and start a more sinister approach then........

  lotvic 00:57 08 May 2008

Stay nice, I like your music :)

  jack 08:17 08 May 2008

of the problem please RobTheOrganGuru
Then we will get cracking.

  Technotiger 08:33 08 May 2008

The suspect drive could easily be placed in a caddy, and then connected via USB for further investigation.

  Technotiger 08:34 08 May 2008

click here and a Google would find plenty more.

  xania 08:40 08 May 2008

I'm not sure that your proposed solution will be any better. If you can't read the drive as a slave, you won't be able to read it any better as a USB device, and moving a already delicate HDD may make matters worse. Use the next time you get it working to copy all the important data to a new drive attached either to a second IDE (you can always remove a DVD/CD from IDE2 if you don't have SATA) or via USB and THEN remove and replace the dodgy 300 GB drive. Also, I don't know how much data you have to transfer, and I expect there is still the original copies on the main drive (if this is truely just a back-up drive) I would recommend copying in small amounts with the most essential data first, and move rather than copy, so you can see what's still left to be done.

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