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HDD not working & need new hdd

coldhart

Journeyman
I have Seagate 1TB HDD 7200.12 whose partition display in explorer but does not open (its not showing format option) but it hangs the windows explorer & sometime at boot it try to checkdisk but fails to initialize bcoz master file table error what should i do to recover data of HDD (HDD was older than 4 yr).

I want to buy 1TB HDD for Operating System usage (Win 7 & Win 8.1) & also needed external HDD for data dumping plz suggest? based on my knowledge im thinking about WD Black 1TB for OS & Seagate backup plus 4TB for data dumping plz frnds need ur suggestion on my choices?

Budget 17k
 
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rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
I have Seagate 1TB HDD 7200.12 whose partition display in explorer but does not open (its not showing format option) but it hangs the windows explorer & sometime at boot it try to checkdisk but fails to initialize bcoz master file table error what should i do to recover data of HDD (HDD was older than 4 yr).
can you be more specific please? Please upload a screenshot of crystal disk info showing your hdd parameters.
 
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coldhart

Journeyman
Thanks 4 reply frnds
@ankush28
~17k, no intention of buying ssd because for gaming & huge video compositions (After effects & Nuke) i need lots of space

@ rijinpk1
i disconnected hdd since it take lots of time to boot the computer.since at the beginning it starts the chkdsk & then it fails to initialize because of master file table or something like that.
 

topgear

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if the HDD is within warranty period RMA it.

For 17k : 4TB drive costs a lot so if you are opting 2TB WD Black at 10k yu can't get a 4TB drive with 17k - instead you can get a 3TB drive at 8-8.2k though.
 
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coldhart

Journeyman
Thanks for reply frnds so im thinking about buy 4TB Seagate Backup Plus & plz tell me which 1TB is better for OS from following models from performance & Reliability point of view
1TB WD Blue
1TB WD Black
Or any other
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
Thanks for reply frnds so im thinking about buy 4TB Seagate Backup Plus & plz tell me which 1TB is better for OS from following models from performance & Reliability point of view
1TB WD Blue
1TB WD Black
Or any other

WD 1TB Black anyday.
 
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coldhart

Journeyman
thanks
then i'll buy 1tb wd black & tell me which hdd is more reliable seagate backup plus 4tb or wd red 3tb + external casing (i need it as a back up drive for storing software & project (Not going for raid just gonna copy project data every 3 or 4 days)) & which casing should i buy to attach hdd as a external hdd. is any cheap external casing will fit for job?
 
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