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My G-raid 2TB drive is no longer powering up. Power supply seems to be working but i cant turn on drive. is drive dead? can i repair it? can i retrieve data from drive?

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Contact the manufacturer of the Hard Drive. This is possible, but they can best answer the question.

Posted on May 30, 2008

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Ok Etfactor,

I haven't had my hands on this particular model before so I had to do a little research. If The drive was setup as the Mirrored RAID option(only 1TB of useable space) then there is a simple DIY option I can help you with but it will void your warranty.

If it was setup, as you implied, as a 2TB stripe set, then there is no simple method to recover the drive array and it will recover considerable help from a data recovery pro. The reason it is so much more difficult is that in a stripe blocks of data are divided even bytes/odd bytes between the two drives. This provides exceptional performance but at double the risk of failure, and more than twice the trouble to recover.

If you can verify which config you were using, I can provide appropriate next steps for you. If it was set up as a 2TB stripe, also provide me with your region and city info and I will recommend an appropriate facility to assist you.


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Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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take your drive to a computer hardware
i think the media of your disc is weak
change the media after consulting the hardware mechanic.thanks

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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SOURCE: power source is buzzing & my macbook pro is

please open the case and disconnect all the connections from back then again put all the connections back sequrely it should be ok

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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SOURCE: How can i recover data

Well, this WD data recovery software may worth taking a try first of all.

If it doesn't help, then take the device for data recovery services if the data is really important to you.

Remember - DO keep the deivice safe from data overritten or physical damage. Regards.

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