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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.

Thank you.

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  • b0rek Feb 24, 2009

    Disk fron Compaq Evo N1020v. 

    Sometimes works ok. System instaleted ok and then "no ystem". After investigation I can say, that disk changes "personality". Once reoports itself as 30GB and works ok, other time reports as 160GB. Like it has problems with geometry. There are no surface error. Maybe firmware error, maybe electronics, or maybe physical damage/loose contact. For now I'am not able to tell for sure.

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SOURCE: hi there,

Hi,
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Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a Toshiba 80GB MK8037GSX 2.5" SATA in

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

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SOURCE: Toshiba MK6025GAS HDD (External) not recognized

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.

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