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 Post subject: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sectors
PostPosted: April 13th, 2018, 15:39 
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Hi guys,

I have Seagate Barracuda (ES.2) - 750 GB. It worked for me 7 years nicely. Month ago I was downloading several files directly from the web using browser and suddenly Windows OS halted. I restarted the computer, it worked very slow and all partitions located in Seagate HDD were missing.

I spend about a month trying to restore partitions and data. I used different programs:

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 6.0
Recuva
iCare data Recovery Software
SeaTools for Windows
EaseUS Partition Master 9.3.0
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery
MiniTool Power Data Recovery
DiskCheckup
Macrorit Disk Scanner Free
HDDScan

Each of them scanned my Seagate HDD from 2 to 6 days. The result was all the same, all sectors are bad.

Then decided to ask professionals for help. Maybe you'll have some ideas what I can do next to restore my data.

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
PostPosted: April 13th, 2018, 17:25 
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Send the drive to a data recovery firm ? If the data is recoverable at all by now ....

You should have asked first and decide what to do later.

Assuming the drive have bad translator and bad heads/media, etc you hammered the drive with software for days and days scanning for ..... BAD SECTORS .... destroying the rest of the drive for good ....

Hopefully the data can still be recovered .... BY A PRO.

To start :

1 - Does the drive click or make any strange noises ?

2 - Can you plug the drive to a TLL and check the log ?

There is no point in scanning the drive for DAYS with software if you can't do a very quick scan with victoria on the start middle and end of the drive.

If the drive have head/s issues scanning it for days will kill the heads for good. If you have media damage scanning it for days will scarpe the substract out of the platter turning your data intro dust.

BUT ....

If you were lucky you have firmware/translator damage and hopefully it can still be recovered by a fair fee ....

If you were EXTREMELY LUCKY your PCB is damaged, the drive isn't spinning at all and you were scanning .... NOTHING .... as the drive was not spinning ..... for days !!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
PostPosted: April 13th, 2018, 17:44 
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Thank you for your reply.

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1 - Does the drive click or make any strange noises ?


It clicks when I connect it to computer using USB port (I bought Deltaco USB - SATA connector).

HDD spins when it is connected.

When the drive is connected to computer using internal SATA connection, the computer works extremely slow.

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2 - Can you plug the drive to a TLL and check the log ?


Where can I check the log ?

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There is no point in scanning the drive for DAYS with software if you can't do a very quick scan with victoria on the start middle and end of the drive.


Using HDDScan I scanned only start, middle and end, but other programs like EaseUS, Recuva, ... do not have such possibility to select range of sectors.

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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If the drive makes abnormal clicking sounds just don't plug the drive anymore and send it to a reputable data recovery firm, and NOT a regular computer repair shop.

If the sounds that you ear are "normal" re-calibration sounds like the heads trying to read something and then just spinning sound without any more clicking you can check the log by plugging the drive to TTL :

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=192

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=193

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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It seems the situation with my drive is like you described:

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the heads trying to read something and then just spinning sound without any more clicking


I'll try to connect the drive to TTL adapter.


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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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Harold wrote:
It seems the situation with my drive is like you described:

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the heads trying to read something and then just spinning sound without any more clicking


I'll try to connect the drive to TTL adapter.


Please do post the log the drive produces to the terminal software and DO NOT ISSUE ANY COMMAND TO THE DRIVE BY TERMINAL !!! Just post the LOG first.

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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By the way if you use something like MHDD does it "see" the drive with full correct capacity or does it show either 0 LBA or BSY register status allways lit (green) ?

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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By the way if you use something like MHDD does it "see" the drive with full correct capacity or does it show either 0 LBA or BSY register status allways lit (green) ?


I only tried software, which works on Windows OS.

As I understand MHDD works on MS-DOS. Does it have version for Windows ?


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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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Harold wrote:
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By the way if you use something like MHDD does it "see" the drive with full correct capacity or does it show either 0 LBA or BSY register status allways lit (green) ?


I only tried software, which works on Windows OS.

As I understand MHDD works on MS-DOS. Does it have version for Windows ?


MHDD works on pure DOS. You can run something like Hirens Boot CD and start MHDD from there or you can create a DOS boot disk / CD / Flash drive and run MHDD from there.

As alternative you can use Victoria for windows as long as you have a 32 bit version of windows and you can run Victoria in PIO and detect the drive set on BIOS as IDE/Compatible mode.

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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I scanned different locations of the drive using Victoria.

Here are the results:

01:46:35 : Model: ST3750330NS; Capacity: 1465149168 LBAs
01:47:23 : Get passport... OK
01:47:25 : Recallibration... Error!
01:47:25 : Starting Reading, LBA=0..1465149167, sequential access, timeout 10000ms
01:47:28 : Block 0 Error: ABRT
01:47:30 : Block 256 Error: ABRT
01:47:32 : Block 512 Error: ABRT
01:47:34 : Block 768 Error: ABRT
01:47:36 : Block 1024 Error: ABRT
01:47:38 : Block 1280 Error: ABRT
01:47:40 : Block 1536 Error: ABRT
01:47:42 : Block 1792 Error: ABRT
01:47:44 : Block 2048 Error: ABRT
01:47:46 : Block 2304 Error: ABRT
01:47:48 : Block 2560 Error: ABRT
01:47:50 : Block 2816 Error: ABRT
01:47:52 : Block 3072 Error: ABRT
01:47:54 : Block 3328 Error: ABRT
01:47:56 : Block 3584 Error: ABRT
01:47:58 : Block 3840 Error: ABRT
01:48:00 : Block 4096 Error: ABRT
01:48:02 : Block 4352 Error: ABRT
01:48:04 : Block 4608 Error: ABRT
01:48:06 : Block 4864 Error: ABRT
01:48:09 : Block 5120 Error: ABRT
01:48:11 : Block 5376 Error: ABRT
01:48:13 : Block 5632 Error: ABRT
01:48:15 : Block 5888 Error: ABRT
01:48:17 : Block 6144 Error: ABRT
01:48:19 : Block 6400 Error: ABRT
01:48:21 : Block 6656 Error: ABRT
01:48:23 : Block 6912 Error: ABRT
01:46:14 : Command interrupted by user!
01:46:14 : Block 7168 Error: ABRT
01:46:14 : ***** Scan results: Warnings - 0, errors - 29 *****
01:46:35 : Get passport... OK
01:46:37 : Recallibration... Error!
01:46:37 : Starting Reading, LBA=765149167..1465149167, sequential access, timeout 10000ms
01:46:39 : Block 765149167 Error: ABRT
01:46:41 : Block 765149423 Error: ABRT
01:46:43 : Block 765149679 Error: ABRT
01:46:45 : Block 765149935 Error: ABRT
01:46:47 : Block 765150191 Error: ABRT
01:46:49 : Block 765150447 Error: ABRT
01:46:51 : Block 765150703 Error: ABRT
01:46:53 : Block 765150959 Error: ABRT
01:46:55 : Block 765151215 Error: ABRT
01:46:57 : Block 765151471 Error: ABRT
01:47:00 : Block 765151727 Error: ABRT
01:47:02 : Block 765151983 Error: ABRT
01:47:04 : Block 765152239 Error: ABRT
01:47:04 : Command interrupted by user!
01:47:06 : Block 765152495 Error: ABRT
01:47:06 : ***** Scan results: Warnings - 0, errors - 14 *****
01:47:14 : Get passport... OK
01:47:16 : Recallibration... Error!
01:47:16 : Starting Reading, LBA=1465149167..1465149167, sequential access, timeout 10000ms
01:47:18 : Block 1465149167 Error: ABRT
01:47:19 : ***** Scan results: Warnings - 0, errors - 1 *****
01:47:58 : Get passport... OK
01:48:00 : Recallibration... Error!
01:48:00 : Starting Reading, LBA=1405149167..1465149167, sequential access, timeout 10000ms
01:48:02 : Block 1405149167 Error: ABRT
01:48:04 : Block 1405149423 Error: ABRT
01:48:06 : Block 1405149679 Error: ABRT
01:48:08 : Block 1405149935 Error: ABRT
01:48:10 : Block 1405150191 Error: ABRT
01:48:12 : Block 1405150447 Error: ABRT
01:48:14 : Block 1405150703 Error: ABRT
01:48:16 : Block 1405150959 Error: ABRT
01:48:18 : Block 1405151215 Error: ABRT
01:48:19 : Command interrupted by user!
01:48:20 : Block 1405151471 Error: ABRT
01:48:20 : ***** Scan results: Warnings - 0, errors - 10 *****


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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
PostPosted: April 13th, 2018, 19:00 
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Show us the SMART report. Look for reallocated, pending or uncorrectable sectors.

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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The drive doesn't show 0 LBA problem neither is stuck on BSY.

Maybe "translator" is damaged but attempting to "fix" it on your drive without proper tools might be (very) dangerouse.

Mots likely there will be head(s) damage, media damage and firmware damage.

Time to send the drive to a data recovery pro.

I don't think that there is anything else that you can do by yourself without tools from here on.

Even if you have a TTL adaptor and even if the drive only have firmware issues it's NOT recommended to continue on the model of drive that you have without proper (expensive) tools to backup ROM, Modules and Sysfiles now.

Again if you need the data do send the drive to a data recovery firm and pray for it to be still recoverable.

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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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Thank you very much guys for proffesional conversation. At least tried to do everything I can by myself. Next week I'll go to data recovery company.

Thank you and have a good weekend,
Harold


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 Post subject: Re: Tried EaseUS, Recuva, MiniTool, Stellar,... all bad sect
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Ok ! Good luck !

Please do let us know if you manage to get the data back !

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