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Martijn_Schuman

External hdd doesn't respond

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, I'm new to the forum, also English isn't my main languages so plz don't expect a perfect use of the language.

My dad tried tot access our external Toshiba USB HDD. When he tried access it did he get a message which was saying he needed tot format the drive. When I took a look at it, did I got a message which was saying that the parameter is incorrect. I opened disk management where the drive showed up like a normal HDD. I changed the driver letter, tried the drive on another system with no luck. I formatted the drive, I can access it now like a normal driver. I'm currently running recuva to look if I can see some files. The weird thing is that task manager say's the drive is 100% in use, wile there is 0kb/s read/writer activity. When I actual look at it does in make a weird soft ticking noise. I'm not going to reuse the drive after this. This drive is my family's archive. Many recent family pictures/document are one it.Thanks in advance for any kind of help.

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Sounds to me like the drive could be failing, or starting to. It shouldn't be making any ticking sounds during normal use.

 

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The drive is failing. The 100 percent usage is a symptom. Quickly get your files off of it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Vandorlot said:

The drive is failing. The 100 percent usage is a symptom. Quickly get your files off of it.

Did you read the text?? I can't access the drive. Recuva is running for 2/3 hours with 0% progres.

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29 minutes ago, martijnschuman said:

I formatted the drive, I can access it now like a normal driver. 

 

2 minutes ago, martijnschuman said:

Did you read the text?? I can't access the drive. Recuva is running for 2/3 hours with 0% progres.

I did read it.

 

Well then your data is probably lost. If it was really important there are places where you could send them the drive and they can access the data.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm recovering the files, but I noticed something strange, the external hdd is 500gb, I ussed about 320GB. But my internal HDD of 2TB filled up with 652GB? How is it posible that I got 652GB of a 500GB drive?

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