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Low format please tell me how to do a low level format on my samsung 2tb external harddrive with usb 2. I recovered the files but I'm having trouble with the drive even after scanning and fixing and doing the normal format, please help

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You probably have a messed up partition table. You can download the hiren boot cd and use the linux rescue environment. Once loaded use Gparted to create a new partition table and format the drive. If that doesn't work there is a low level format tool under the first menu on the hiren disc

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SOURCE: help to fix WD external hard drive

Try and use hirens boot cd to breath new life into the drive. It may just need to be repartitioned and reformatted to resolve the problem. Hirens can be found through a google search and it's a free download. All you need to do is burn it to disk. Then enter your bios and make sure that you can boot from your cd/dvd drive. After that move through the hard drive tools and see what you can find wrong with it. More often then not you'll find the problem using this fine boot disk. However, if it doesn't work then there is one other possible method.

Download this from western digitals website.

http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?swid=1

it's a last resort method to trying to revive a hard drive. Sometimes it works. Most of the time the drive is dead and gone.
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SOURCE: USB port broken in 1TB seagate Freeagent external hard drive

Hi there,

Yes you can just take the hard drive out of the case, can use it with any other case, you can also just put it inside your computer and connect it to the sata cable :)

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you should use system utility
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SOURCE: my iomega 500gb external hard disk is corrupted

my pc is not showing my 500gb iomega external at all,in device manager syas all is working correctly

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SOURCE: Seagate external 2.0 USB 60GB harddrive

Well, in your case your external may corrupt. The solution is format the drive and then try some so-called data recovery software. After finishing the format option. Do it as follows.

Connect your hard drive to your personal computer. And install this software Wondershare Data Recovery on the computer in order to perform data recovery. Get the program from its site.
data recovery (for Windows OS)
Mac data recovery (for Mac OS X)

Good luck. I hope that my reply has shed some light on the problem!

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The external enclosure has a USB cable.

Plug the USB cable into any available USB port, on a working computer.

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A desktop computer sized harddrive. (May be a Western Digital WD25000JB)

The harddrive plugs into a small circuit board, (Bridge board), and the circuit board has a USB port on it.

Using this Western Digital Passport for an example,

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Scroll down to the second photo, and left-click on it. The case of the external harddrive is shown open.
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The second photo down on this page, shows you the small interface circuit board, that the harddrive plugs into, with the aluminum tape removed.

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