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 Post subject: Problems with Toshiba MK6459GSX
PostPosted: April 5th, 2012, 10:20 
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Hi

i have beed spending my free time on recovering my drive, that was unreadable one day. I do now know the reason why. So i have read and tried some stuff. have tried to restore some old drives for testing puposes. I used ddrescue and it done a very good job.

Now I get more question that i have answers to them while trying ddrescue on toshiba drive.
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sudo ddrescue -d -n /dev/sdc /media/rec/640.img ~/Desktop/640.log
Press Ctrl-C to interrupt
Initial status (read from logfile)
rescued: 0 B, errsize: 0 B, errors: 0
Current status
rescued: 63663 MB, errsize: 36719 MB, current rate: 0 B/s
ipos: 100383 MB, errors: 1147, average rate: 440 kB/s
opos: 100383 MB, time from last successful read: 3.4 m
Copying non-tried blocks...
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this is going for 3 days now... and it is quite interesting and I do now know what to think about it.
most when reading the from toshiba speed is between 700kb/s to 15M/s, then errors come.
it is like rule that for 1gig - 300meg is errors and this repeats all the way.

This disk is not so valuable so i am not thinking of going for the service somewhere. I am interested in DIY experimenting ;)
any info on this would be appreciated.

cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Problems with Toshiba MK6459GSX
PostPosted: April 5th, 2012, 10:52 
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Happy DIYing then.

The disk has head related issues, get data till it works (with your method). Alternative : use dedicated equipment or fix the disk and get all data except what's in damaged areas (that likely have).
There's nothing else YOU can do.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems with Toshiba MK6459GSX
PostPosted: April 5th, 2012, 11:10 
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Hi

thanks. when i read you answer it seems very logical that it has 2 platters and one head is damaged then it cannot read quarter of data. Then i need head swap :) but for that i should get similar hd. :(

again thanks a lot. anyway i know i am doing right with what i have and can do ;)

cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Problems with Toshiba MK6459GSX
PostPosted: April 5th, 2012, 11:13 
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The problem is that when too many errors are encountered, your disk will simply STOP repsonding and after powering off then on it won't come back to life again.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems with Toshiba MK6459GSX
PostPosted: April 5th, 2012, 14:59 
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yep. i'm holding it powered. i think rescue will work for week or so ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Problems with Toshiba MK6459GSX
PostPosted: April 5th, 2012, 15:18 
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The problem is NOT "if you switch off it will die" , it is "when it has enough, it will die" !


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 Post subject: Re: Problems with Toshiba MK6459GSX
PostPosted: April 5th, 2012, 16:28 
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hey man, i heard you good. just i may have not made myself clear. recently i am getting very interested in recovering data from my dead drives ;) this is quite interesting thing to do .

Thanks


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