WDC 20 GB Lost? testdisk 6.14

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WDC 20 GB Lost? testdisk 6.14

#1 Post by asadz » 22 Jan 2015, 06:46

TestDisk 6.14, I have tried to repair WDC ROM MODEL-SCORPIO and the repair was unsuccessful due to "read errors". I have attached testdisk.log as well.

I think this is due to fact i cannot find any disk part to repair or fix.

Where should i go about now? Any clues , suggestion thanks.

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Re: WDC 20 GB Lost? testdisk 6.14

#2 Post by cgrenier » 22 Jan 2015, 08:11

If there are bad sectors, you must clone the disk first:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Damaged_Hard_Disk

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Re: WDC 20 GB Lost? testdisk 6.14

#3 Post by asadz » 22 Jan 2015, 08:28

Ok I will clone using ddrescue and get back to you. Would it not making any difference if testdisk cannot locate any portions as of yet?

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Re: WDC 20 GB Lost? testdisk 6.14

#4 Post by asadz » 28 Jan 2015, 13:10

cgrenier wrote:If there are bad sectors, you must clone the disk first:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Damaged_Hard_Disk
The output of both commands

./ddrescue -n /dev/old_disk /dev/new_disk rescued.log
# then try to recover as much of the dicy areas as possible:
./ddrescue -r 1 /dev/old_disk /dev/new_disk rescued.log

on ddrescue output screen shows
rescued: 0 B

ANY help

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Re: WDC 20 GB Lost? testdisk 6.14

#5 Post by DorianWD » 28 Jan 2015, 15:56

Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear that you are facing such issues with your drive. You could download Data Lifeguard Diagnostic tool to try to repair the drive. Here is a link to the website: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=xIkq0v

A cloning software such as Acronis True Image should let you skip the bad sectors. Here is a similar topic I've found: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2295490

Hope this helps.

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