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 Post subject: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapearing
PostPosted: May 2nd, 2019, 6:04 
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Hi all,

Excuse my ignorance at this subject. I read the rules first, but if I failed to read/do something, please let me know so I can set it straight.

I have a WD Green 240GB (WDS240G2G0A) SATA, that died on me. I can see the disk sometimes in the bios, it even shows up in OSX or Windows straight after boot. But when I try to connect to it, it disappears.
I can even see the partition table sometimes (!), but no access.

What would be a good starting point for me to figure out data recovery for this drive? (no need to fix the drive, recover data would be enough)


Many thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
PostPosted: May 2nd, 2019, 10:49 
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most of time can be head problem. contact DR proffesional if data need.


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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
PostPosted: May 2nd, 2019, 10:53 
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Dananjaya wrote:
most of time can be head problem. contact DR proffesional if data need.
Isn't WDS240G2G0A an SSD :)

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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
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Dananjaya wrote:
most of time can be head problem. contact DR proffesional if data need.


I don't think there is a DR professional alive that could change the heads on this drive... This model is one of those special headless WD's


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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
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Blizzard wrote:
Dananjaya wrote:
most of time can be head problem. contact DR proffesional if data need.
Isn't WDS240G2G0A an SSD :)

It's an SSD for sure. 2,5" Sata drive.


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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
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Maybe you should try to clone it using something like hddsuperclone ?

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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
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Blizzard wrote:
Dananjaya wrote:
most of time can be head problem. contact DR proffesional if data need.
Isn't WDS240G2G0A an SSD :)


sorry. i did not notice model. i thought that old hard drive.

thanks dear blizzard and dear HaQue.
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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
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Dananjaya wrote:
Blizzard wrote:
Dananjaya wrote:
most of time can be head problem. contact DR proffesional if data need.
Isn't WDS240G2G0A an SSD :)


sorry. i did not notice model. i thought that old hard drive.

thanks dear blizzard and dear HaQue.
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dear alex
forget my suggestion.
sorry for wrong info.

Not a problem! Thank you for your input in any case

Spildit wrote:
Maybe you should try to clone it using something like hddsuperclone ?


I'll give that a try now. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
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Please do let us know if it does work out ...

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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
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Spildit wrote:
Please do let us know if it does work out ...

It did!

Many thanks to Spildit for the tip on hddsuperclone.
I made a ubuntu live usb drive, and installed hddsuperclone on it. It took several restarts to get the SSD to show up (which is the problem to begin with), but once it did, I did a block level copy to an old HHD.
This worked like a charm!
Now pulling an image of this disk to the NAS to be extra careful, and then off to buy a new SSD for the Macbook.

Again, many many thanks for the tip! My wife (who it belonged to, and who SHOULD have used the Nas to backup her stuff to begin with) is absolutely ecstatic.

Have a wonderful evening!

Alex


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 Post subject: Re: WD Green WDS240G2G0A - Showing up in BIOS but dissapeari
PostPosted: May 5th, 2019, 8:39 
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Very cool !

I'm glad it did work out for you !

I've done some SSDs by now and on some cases i was able to clone/image them with hardware based tools like HRT-DRE even if the SSDs did had problems to detect on the original system, so i did remember hddsuperclone. Another thing that works fine is ChallengerOS with Rocket but that is kind of expensive for one time use and hddsuperclone is free !!! :D :D :D

Thanks for your donnation as well ! Have a nice day and glad you are now properly backing up your data as well.

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