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Western digital external HDD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ty007, Dec 25, 2011.

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  1. ty007

    ty007 Thread Starter

    Jul 26, 2006
    So I have a WD6400A drive that has been with me for a bit...not worked hard or anything well to get to the point of the story. Tonight and lately ive been getting errors on start about possible corruption or bad sectors.
    Not thinking checked the box next to attempt to recover and repair bad sectors. No valid backup =/ theres nothing too terribly important except a lot of music and such but im still holding out on recovering some of it.

    Ive already gotten the diagnostic from WD site and im running the extended test. 7 more hours to completion. The drive shows up fine in Devmngr but when I looked at it a bit ago in diskmgmt there was a chunk of approx 225GB of unallocated space??? I already know this thing is dying but im hoping to get the data off before I can it.

    first simple smart test failed and the WD diagnostic that came with the drive wont even complete the scan without erroring out. Is it Puppy Linux time guys?:D

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