I've had the v2000 for a little more than a year and it's offically dead and i don't really mind, i've got a great working pc now. i've looked everywhere and it appears the easiest way to get all my crap off the laptop is to take out the hard drive and put it in a enclosure.. thing.. (i have no idea it's just what i've been reading) but i have no idea what kind i need for this specific hard drive and i can't find it anywhere, can anyone help me out here?
I have the perfect solution for your hard drive. We have two Bytecc USB 2.5 enclosures that we use in our shop. I've had mine for almost three years and the other is going on one year old. We have put these things through pure heck. They get stuffed in our gear bags, notebook cases, back pockets, etc. We are not rough with them, but we are not nice to them either.
You can get them from Newegg.com. One will run you about $20.oo dollars. It comes with a carry case and USB cable. The cable has two USB ends on it. One end lets your computer see it and add it as an external hard drive and the other provides extra power to the unit. I have sold apx. 45 of these to our customers and have not had a bad unit yet. If you buy one, I can create a video for you on the hard drive installation process.
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a biping sound is usually indicative of either a dead drive, or not enough power on the USB bus (for unpowered external drives). If the drive will take an external power supply, but is not connected to one, try connecting a power supply to it. If the drive is out of warranty, try removing it from the external enclosure and hook it up internally to the PC. Sometimes the enclosure interface fails. If the drive makes the same noise inside the PC, it's likely dead.
Most likely the drive has failed and has nothing to do with the copying.
There is almost always a way to recover your data, it just depends how much your willing to pay.
Depending on the level of data recovery required 1, 2 or 3 you will cost about $150, $500 and $2000 respectively.
There is the possibility that it simply is the controller in the external enclosure that has failed. If this is the case and you don't mind voiding your warranty if you have one you can open the enclosure, pull out the drive and plug it into any desktop that supports sata drives which is any newer than 4 years old. If the computer detects the drive then just buy a new 2.5" enclosure online for $6-20 dollars.
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Unfortunately, I would either have to be in the chat mode or on the telephone with you to fully analyze your problem and provide a coherent answer. But don't despair because there is a little FREE program that may solve your problem.
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My suggestion is to open your current enclosure taking care not to damage the cable connectors and remove the drive completely from the enclosure.
Then go to your nearest I.T. Store and buy an run of the mill POWERED Enclosure. Put your drive in the new enclosure and plug it in and attach it to your PC.
This should definitely work for all drives that still work. If this does not fix the problem then the drive itself may have a mechanical error and will need specialist recovery.
Hope this helps!
1. Your AC adapter is dead
2. Your enclosure is shorted out
3. Your hard drive is either dead or grounding out.
This can happen for a miriad of reasons but they really aren't relevant at this point.
If either 1 or 2 is the case your best solution is a new enclosure, if three is the case the best way to find out is to test the drive in a new enclosure.
So, head to your local PC shop and ask the techs there to test you harddrive in a new enclosure, if it works in the new enclosure buy the enclosure and be happily on your way. If it doesn't the hard drive is faulty. If it's just holding a backup of your data and you have other copies on your computer, buy a new external drive(or send that one in for replacement) and you'll be fine.
If the worst case scenario prevails and you were never taught how to properly protect you data and have a dead drive with crucial files on it then reply back here with your location(Country, State and City) and I will refer you to a nearby facility that can help you retrieve your files.
It is quite easy, do not worry. You only need to bought and USB enclosure, here is a link to many products on ebay http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=p0.m37.l1313&satitle=hard+drive+enclosure+usb&category0=
then you have to connect your hard drive inside the enclosure and the enclosure to your computer using the usb cable and that's it. Just be carefull about the enclosure, I guess it is a Hard drive from a desktop, is in it? because some enclosure are for laptop's hard drive. Also you need to know if your hard drive is SATA or IDE, IDE is the normal gray bus cable with fourty some pins, and the SATA it is a really small cable (I do not use technicims to not confuse you even more).
Also, there are some adapters from IDE/SATA to USB that you can buy in your local computer store (do not go to bestbuy, compusa, ... they only sell external hd), or also get it from ebay. The only diference between the enclosure and the adapter is that the enclosure looks better :D, and the adapter is just a bunch of cables.
I am not really sure where to start here because I am a little confused
about your setup here. It seems you made a great choice to keep Windows
and your data on separate drives. Your primary hard drive is a really
fast SATA Raptor drive, which is great, but I would never use an
external hard drive for general everyday data storage. Many will
probably disagree with what I have to say, but external hard drives
should really be used only for temporary backup. I would never suggest
using an external hard drive as your only copy of your data or for
regular everyday use. There are several reasons for this: 1. External Hard drives are generally slower than Internal Drives. 2. Many of them come preformatted with Fat32, so you are limited to files no larger then 4gig. 3. They are more likely to fail because they are normally subjected to a greater likelihood of accidental bumping or dropping. 4. Many external drive enclosures are not properly cooled for continuous usage and thus lead to premature failure. 5. You often have no idea what brand of hard drive is actually inside the enclosure.
get me wrong, external hard drives are wonderful and I use them all the
time. I have three LaCie 160 gig drives myself that I use all the time
for temporary backup, but I rotate them so that I have 3 consecutive
backups and would never use them (not just Lacie but any external
drive) as my only backup or as a primary data drive. And yes, I have
had to replace a few of them due to failure.
So to address your specific questions:
What went wrong? – 1. Bad Cable - Well it is probably unlikely, but I would first try another USB cable just to make sure the cable is not damaged. 2. Power Supply - Try another power supply if you have or can borrow one. 3. Controller Failed – The Controller inside the Lacie has failed. 4. Drive Failure
– The Hard Disk inside the Lacie has failed. Drives typically have an
average 5 year lifespan, some last longer and some can fail much
sooner. Unfortunately, you rarely have any warning, thus the need for
Yep, the program you want is called WinHiip (easily googleable) Its a special program that reads PS2 Hard Drives only. DO KEEP IN MIND: you must have either an enclosure or put it on the IDE/SATA cable on your computer so your BIOS will detect it. WINDOWS WILL NOT DETECT THESE PS2 FORMATTED HARD DRIVES. However that does not matter, as long as your BIOS sees it. If your bios sees it, all is good, boot into windows and load WinHIIP. It will detect it. If you're using an enclosure then it really doesn't matter. Plug that into your USB port and turn it on. Your plug and play will recognize the enclosure. After windows sees it turn on WinHIIP and choose the "Select Drive" button and you should see your hard drive in the list. Then it's just a matter of choosing the "Copy Drive" option. Or take each out by it's own. Meaning "Extract Image/s" This will save them as ISO's on your computer then you just pop in your new drive and turn on WinHiip again and "add images" Back onto the new hard drive.