WD mybook Failure and restore issue

Posted on 2011-10-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Hi all. I have a WD drive that came from a portable mybook, I took it out of the casing  because the clients computer no longer recognized the drive (opened the casing and the usb connector had become broken due to a 'drop' of the mybook).

So, long story short - i plugged it into a known working computer as the SATA1 device (second HD) and got a BSOD upon boot.... then tried a couple of tricks, linux boot, recovery, etc and found that the drive is recognized but no partition and thus I can't get to the files. It is a TB drive and odd thing about it is it shows 953 GB available, but the other 47 GB is used. Thats about the exact amount the client says he used on the drive.

Have any of you experienced the same issues? Data seems to be there and I just cant get to it....

Thanks in advance.

Question by:NotSoKlear
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    Accepted Solution

    Please be more detailed:
    did you boot into a linux with the WD drive as secondary drive?
    if yes ,do mount and check the output, and paste it here.
    LVL 91

    Assisted Solution

    you can also use this to repair the drive : HDDREGENERATOR      
    note that NO program repairs phisical damage...
    LVL 91

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    in case you need the data - use thesee services :                        data recovery Company                                 "           "                   "
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    Assisted Solution

    Could be that MFT part of the drive is corrupted or broken thus you cannot get to it. If you manage to get the drive to be detected under Windows without BSOD then use GetDataBack to get to it.
    If not then UBCD with a bunch of recovery tools on it should let you copy out the data from the drive if it is still available.
    And finally tell us what BSOD exception did you get?

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