My Slave Harddrive Failed
by, 12-08-2010 at 10:50 AM (3149 Views)
I can't believe this. How come that all of the stuff I have fails to work so early? I have two harddrives in my computer: a master harddrive on which Windows 7 is installed with 120GB of space, and a slave harddrive on which I save about all of my data and files with 1TB of space. Yesterday, the slave harddrive failed for some reason. Some of my data is lost, but there's a fair amount of data I still have on my external harddrive. Sadly, I haven't back-upped any school related files since the end of november, and I also lost some video-projects as well.
I have tried all recovery tools I know off, various SATA cables and inputs on my motherboard, and even different computers. The BIOS still sees both harddrives, but once in Windows, it just doesn't show up, whatever I try. All EASEUS applications seem to not recognize the broken harddrive, either. Really only the BIOS does, and that's something I still am struggling over. Because of this, I'm almost sure there is a way to get the important files off of there, and perhaps re-format it if possible after I have everything I need.
I have tried a lot of things, but nothing really worked. I haven't tried putting it in the freezer yet, and I am not going to until there's no way to get in there. It's probably not something obvious, but if you have a lot of experience with harddrive recovery and/or file recovery, could you suggest all of the recovery tools you know off, and perhaps other actions which you think are worth a shot? You will have my thanks.