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Accidentally Dropped External Hard Drive


solrac24

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#1
Guys i need help,,i accidentally dropped my hard drive its a 1tb buffalo hd-pntu3,,now when i go to disk management in my computer its showing up as disk 1 unknown allocated,,and when i try to initialize disk its greyed out!,,please i need help,, i have a lot of files on this drive,,please help!! :(
 

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StriickeN

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#2
It is probably corrupted, does it have a warranty? This happen to one of mine a couple months ago, it's pretty annoying. You have to keep these things in a safe spot lol.
 

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solrac24

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#3
Yeah. But the thing is i bought this one when i was abroad so the warranty id no use now. I mean is there anything i can do on my end? Can i still recover my files?..
 

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TonyB

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#5
there use to be a program called SpinRite not sure if it's still around but its put out by www.grc.com/intro.htm not surre if it's still avalable or not might check it out.
 

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StriickeN

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#6
I don't think there's a way to get them back, some places do it but it costs a lot (like $500-$1000).
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-4770K
    Motherboard
    Asus z87-Pro
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (Dual Channel) (1866)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R9 290x
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x ASUS MX279H Black 27" IPS
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1080
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 840 Series 256 GB SSD (old ssd failed), Seagate external 3tb, & Seagate barracuda 1tb
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200i ATX PSU
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750d
    Cooling
    Black Ice Gtx 240
    Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3
    Mouse
    Corsair M95
    Internet Speed
    15 Mb/s
    Browser
    Chrome/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton 2014
    Other Info
    PC used mostly for home theater and gaming.

LMiller7

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#7
All files of any importance need at least one backup copy while those of particular importance need 2 or backup copies. Having no backups is asking for trouble. Data recovery cannot be relied on.
 

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