Wd element 2 tb...............malfunction

avichandana20000

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My friend has a WD ELEMENT 2tb which did not show up in his laptop a few days ago. So he asked me to check that. i have

  • 1 Changed the cable
  • 2 plugged it
  • 3 driver installed and showing ready to use.
  • 4 In My computer it is showing :

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  • 5 Device Manager shows

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  • 6 Disk management shows

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    and
  • HDD SENTINEL is showing

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  • HD Tune Pro is showing

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SO hdd is at its EOL. My objective is to recover the data . I have tried Easeus but it requires 105 hrs of at a stretch operations which i cannot do because of power cut problem.

WD data life guard cannot scan and says I/O error.

I even tried to format it but cannot do that because of the same I/O error.

What option do i have to recover the data?

It is just 6 months old, so no doubt i will RMA it, but before that can WD recover the data?
 
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I suppose it's a new disk? New hard disks are unformatted so they don;t show up. AS you can see in disk manager that the type of partition is RAW. Simply right click on it and choose 'Format' and the disk will appear.
 
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avichandana20000

avichandana20000

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I suppose it's a new disk? New hard disks are unformatted so they don;t show up. AS you can see in disk manager that the type of partition is RAW. Simply right click on it and choose 'Format' and the disk will appear.



as soon as i have opened Disk management it said the disk is not initialized, so i follow the steps and it shows

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it is not anymore RAW it is unallocated
 

Vyom

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No need to do anything to the drive. It doesn't need to be formatted or anything. Just download MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com It may take a while to scan, but it sure can recover data from partitions it finds.

Just select "Lost Partition Recovery" and you are set. Yea it did take 6 hrs to scan for data on my 1 TB hdd, so a 2 TB can take 12 hours. But once the initial scan completes scan data is saved. So the next time it wont need to scan again, and you can resume recovery easily.

I used it last weekend to recover data from my 1 TB internet HDD. Not a fantastic last week I had.

PS: TDF attachments won't work. I hope you hosted images on imgur.com or minus.com.
 
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avichandana20000

avichandana20000

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No need to do anything to the drive. It doesn't need to be formatted or anything. Just download MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com It may take a while to scan, but it sure can recover data from partitions it finds.

Just select "Lost Partition Recovery" and you are set. Yea it did take 6 hrs to scan for data on my 1 TB hdd, so a 2 TB can take 12 hours. But once the initial scan completes scan data is saved. So the next time it wont need to scan again, and you can resume recovery easily.

I used it last weekend to recover data from my 1 TB internet HDD. Not a fantastic last week I had.

PS: TDF attachments won't work. I hope you hosted images on imgur.com or minus.com.

THANKS. Surely i will try this. Does it show up recovered file count right from the beginning or at the end of the process?
 
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Vyom

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In the first screenshot you can see it scanning:

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In the 2nd screenshot, scanning is complete:

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After you click "Show Files" by selecting a partition, it will show the files in folder structure, screenshot of which I didn't take.
 
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avichandana20000

avichandana20000

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i do not how but it suddenly gets detected by windows and i have transfered all data by simply doing copy paste. Now i want to RMA it but before that i want format/zero fill it. But i am unable to do that as it is showing disk is WRITE PROTECTED. So i open CMD in admin mode and run DISKPART.

DISKPART> list disk

DISKPART> select disk

DISKPART> list volume

DISKPART> attr disk clear readonly

got msg : Disk attributes cleared successfully


DISKPART> attr volume clear readonly

Here it fails to perform and says it cannot do the operation because of and I/O error.

DISKPART> detail disk

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Vyom

The Power of x480
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^^ Bad screenshot.

Did you try Ubuntu live USB? Or use GParted to format it.
 
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