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Damaged Maxtor SATA hard drive

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Molly, May 2, 2005.

  1. Molly

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    A 200GB SATA Maxtor hard drive in my server containing APE music files will only read around 25% of the files. I've run powermax and it reports the error code: dea66a71. Any ideas on how I can recover the data? (I knew I should have set up a Raid5 solution).

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  2. Andy_Lee

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    No backups of a server :lesson: Depends on how much the data is worth. There are lots of companies that do data recovery some of which I've used before but they ain't cheap. Most will do a no fix no fee but only you can judge the value of the data.
     
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    There is software out there that will allow you to recover it yourself.
    I don't know the name of any or even if they eare readily available to the public though.
    It also depends on what sort of problem you have, if for examlpe to the hard drive doesn't spin at all then you will need the experts, but, if like me, the disk spins but there is a problem with the allocation table or dodgy sectors then you can recover this easily.
     
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    I had great fun with 4 x MAxtor 200gb SATA drives. In the end, i had 3 faulty drives out of 7!!
     
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    IMHO Data recovery will be too expensive. I would just rip the music files to ape again. I have all my music on a mirrored raid array, and while I have had drives fail over the years, it's always been very easy to just replace the failed hard disk and clone the good one. This method is also cheaper than raid 5.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Finally received an answer from Maxtor, the drive is dead so I'm now faced with re-ripping 200GB of APE files :suicide:

    Why didn't I backup the files :mad:
     

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