Question about Seagate ST1.2 ST68022CF 8 GB ATA-33 Hard Drive

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No detection or read in Windows XP

I had 2 I/O Magic Gigabank 8gb portable drives. They both spontaneously stopped being detected in Windows XP. One clicks in a cyclical way and seems to want to start. The other has a similar cyclical electronic noise but without so much clicking. This problem seems too common with these - see I need to recover the data on both drives, hopefully without the expense of a data recovery service. I took apart the drives and carefully removed the drives, which are both Seagate ST1.2 ST68022CF 8 gb drives, 2006 vintage. I plugged each into a Compact Flash reader and tried to detect and read them. The problem persists, except that with one of them, it sometimes reads is detected on the F drive but does not read, and it also seems to stall or delay other programs. A solution to reading and recovering the files would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Jim Kamp Jul 09, 2007

    Thanks but this does not address the problem with any detail - any others who might be able to provide info on the nature and fix for the possible "hardware" problem or how to recover the data over such a problem, if it exists? Thanks.



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Do a Google search for Gibson Spinrite software. Maybe this package or something similiar could help. This clicking sound you hear is commonly heard on drives which are either going bad or have gone bad. The drive itself might have the same interface as a laptop drive. There used to be adapters which allowed a laptop drive to be hooked to the standard desktop computer IDE cable. If this is possible, you could hook it up as a slave drive, and *perhaps* get it to fly this way. None of this may get you going... but it is worth a try.

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Sounds like a hardware failure on the drive, Dont know what to tell you there, you WILL spend money to retrieve any data.

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SOURCE: No detection or read

You could try to download and install FTK - Forensic Tool kit to grab the info. But sadly if the memory won't detect, your looking at having to use expensive software/hardware to grab the info.

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

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