Question about Samsung G2 Portable External HX-MU050DC/ GB2 Hard Drive

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I've a Samsung G2 Portable HX-MU050DC/GW 500GB. - I was using it fine on PC1 when a Scan Disk Message Window (bad sector) popped out. I did a scan disk, nothing happened and continue copying and pasting files as usual. - Brought it to PC2 to copy files from Hdd to PC2 and error message came up. Them same Scan Disk Message Window popped out again and did scan disk again, but some files cannot be pasted into PC2. - Brought it to Mac1, doesn't even mount on Mac1. Even changed cable and it still cannot be detected. - Brought it to Mac2, doesn't mount as well. - Brought it to Mac 3, doesn't mount as well. - Brought it to PC 3 and right click on property, i can see number of files inside. System file : Raw, can't see how much space the data has taken up in the Hdd) I need to retrieve files from my Hdd as it is very important. please help!

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When you see "bad sector" you need to not only run scandisk, you need to tell it to "automatically repair bad sectors" if you didn't do this, then you have written to the bad sectors and that data can not be retrieved. As for the MAC issue, you didin't say what format your HDD was, if it was FAT32 it should mount on MAC, but not if it is NTSC as MAC can't read it. If I were you I would copy all the files from your HDD to a wiindows machine and then run scandisk again, only this time make sure to auto repair, these sectors will now be gone, and its not a great loss and does happen quite ofter unfortunately. The data you have written to the bad sectors "CAN NOT" be recovered, you might get part of it, but most likely not. Good Luck

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