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USB Hard Disk

Asked by ahambidge on 2011-09-08

Hello,

I have a 1Tb external USB hard disk that was working OK until I copied a large file on the drive. These are just files not system or bootable. It crashed and is now not readable.

I am using 11.04 (Not a dual boot) and the drive was formatted on Linux. The Disk Utility says that it is an HPFS/NTFS drive. It will not mount. It is not recognized by gparted.

Is all hope lost? Do I have to format it and start from scratch?

Regards,

Allan :)

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2011-09-12
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2011-09-11
delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

What do you mean by "not recognized by gparted" ?
Is it the disk itself or the partition ?
When you use Disk Utilities, what reports SMART area ?
Under Disk Utility, you should be able to check file system. What errors are reported ?
Which type of files are on this disk (and how many) ? There are tools to recover data, but process is extremly tedious.

ahambidge (ahambidge) said : #2

Hello,

Under gparted the USB Hard Disk is not recognized at all. With the Disk Utility it is recognized.

The following is shown: Partition Type: HPFS/NTFS, Device: /dev/sdb1. On trying to mount the drive the error message is as follows:

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.

Regards,

Allan

delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

"run chkdsk /f on Windows"
You can also check file system under Disk Utility
Did you formated the disk after buying it ?

ahambidge (ahambidge) said : #4

Hello,

The drive was formatted on a Linux machine. I will try the chkdsk /f on a Windows machine and let you know the result.

Regards,

Allan :)

ahambidge (ahambidge) said : #5

Hello,

I ran the chkdsk /f on a Windows machine and the disk drive is now healthy again.

Regards,

Allan :)

delance (olivier-delance) said : #6

You're welcome.