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Topic # 184028 7-Nov-2015 11:00
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Yes I might have this in the wrong forum. Brain being daft today. Please move post as necessary

I have an old 2.5" hdd out of a thinkpad that has data I'd like retrieved 

Put in ext hdd enclosure and getting i/o error 

Have tried cmd prompt > chkdsk but inaccessable

Aside from the obvious "trash it" or "pay a data retrieval expert megabucks" does anyone have any helpful suggestions?

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  Reply # 1422768 7-Nov-2015 11:28
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Is AHCI mode relevant here?

Last bios flash I did changed the setting by default and I had an entertaining few hours trying to troubleshoot the problem

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  Reply # 1422769 7-Nov-2015 11:34
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SATA or IDE? Try plugging it directly into a computer rather than via an enclosure.




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  Reply # 1422771 7-Nov-2015 11:38
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It is not megabucks. Not even kilobucks : ).

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  Reply # 1422786 7-Nov-2015 12:09
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Are you sure the enclosure works?




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  Reply # 1422794 7-Nov-2015 12:20
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Enclosures are a frequent source of evil working or not. Maybe eSata is different. Buying an eSata to eSata cable is suprisingly not easy.

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  Reply # 1422838 7-Nov-2015 13:54
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With the need for people to have > 2TB drives on crappy obsolete operating systems that dont do GPT, they do sector size translation in the USB to sata bridge. This means a drive on a bridge will be seen differently to the same drive on a native sata port, so may not work. Since laptop drives are yet to break the 2TB barrier, I would find an older USB case and try it before moving onto more drastic things. Or try an internal connection.

Also, some machines have options in the bios for LBA and Large and bitshift on their internal ports., which also can mess up a drive been detected when moved to another machine that doesnt have those options.





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  Reply # 1422862 7-Nov-2015 14:46
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jevvv: Yes I might have this in the wrong forum. Brain being daft today. Please move post as necessary

I have an old 2.5" hdd out of a thinkpad that has data I'd like retrieved 

Put in ext hdd enclosure and getting i/o error 

Have tried cmd prompt > chkdsk but inaccessable

Aside from the obvious "trash it" or "pay a data retrieval expert megabucks" does anyone have any helpful suggestions?

Thanks team


Is the 2.5" HDD SATA or PATA and did the thinkpad have a bios boot password as these are not stored in the bios but rather on the HDD 



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  Reply # 1422894 7-Nov-2015 17:09
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timmmay: SATA or IDE? Try plugging it directly into a computer rather than via an enclosure.


IDE.

I don't think my old Win98 is resurrectable to plug in to.

But thanks for the tip to plug in to the computer directly instead of enclosure- will see what I can do




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  Reply # 1422899 7-Nov-2015 17:12
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Oooo - lots of helpful suggestions and words I now need to look up ;)

Since it's an IDE or PATA drive the SATA suggestions I'll overlook

I've had someone IRL suggest I look inside my current case as some earlier setups actually still had availability to plug in one old drive along with the newer SATA

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  Reply # 1422900 7-Nov-2015 17:13
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Does the enclosure work? I'm not sure, will have to take apart something else that is IDE and plug it into the enclosure to find out... not sure I have any other old drives available




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