Question about Toshiba (MK3018GAP) 30 GB Hard Drive
I have a problem with my HDD (Toshiba MK3018GAP). I am not sure whether it spins or not. I tried to plug the HDD to HDD reader and it was detected fine, but showed 0 byte size. I tried to create the folder inside the disk drive but denied with reason disk drive was not found.
I plug the HDD reader to another computer. It was, again, detected. When I tried to double click, it shows I/O error thus action denied. I also tried to run cmd then chkdsk my disk drive, but again, rejected.
I am not sure whether my data are salvage-able. Please do let me know whether my HDD still recoverable.
SOURCE: hi there,
There are two options you can try.
First is that if it's a physical damage then it would take you more time to recover your data from it.
I will guide you with the data recovery step.
I am posting link for : GET DATABACK a recovery software.
download it accordingly.
Choose accordingly upon your drive partition may be its a fat or ntfs one.
run the software and it will scan the unreadable partition on the Hard-disk.
After that, run disk management and try to format the Hard-disk there.
Try this and let me know
Any other help
I will be happy to assist you
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
1) have checked bios cannot see hdd mounted.
That is BAD -- the disk-drive could have "died".
2) tried a seagate hdd works fine so connections in laptop seem to be working
That shows that your motherboard is GOOD, but that your disk-drive is BAD.
3) can hear hardrive trying to do something as can hear harddrive usual noise, continous noise for about 5 sec before getting the error message
That is BAD -- the disk-drive is "dying".
4) no rattling or crackling noise from drive apart from the above
That is BAD -- none of the files can be read from your disk.
i have created a ubuntu boot up disk which allows me to access laptop but does shows error when locating hdd,
That is BAD.
once in ubuntu i can access internet but it does not show the windows partition of the harddrive, only shows ubuntu as opearing system, confused.
That is BAD. Only the CD/DVD disk has been mounted -- Ubuntu could not mount the disk-drive.
In regards to ubuntu working does this mean the hdd is ok?
No, it means that your motherboard is working.
and is there anyhting i can try via ubuntu to locate the files?
No. The disk-drive is "dead".
There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.
Posted on Dec 14, 2010
from what you have written it seems that the Hard Drive is dead and doesn't have the ability to read the drive.
You will need a new hard drive this one is not recoverable.
Posted on Nov 29, 2011
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