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    Failed Hard Drive

    I believe my hard drive has failed. I'll attach the messages I get when opening gparted.fourth.pngsecond.pngfirst.pngmain.png
    I think I may have the order wrong, but it also shows as 3 gigs total when it is 2 terabytes. When I try to use ddrescue it can't read anything either.
    Is it a lost cause?

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    Is that the correct device, perhaps there is another if you click on the white button top right which says /dev/sda.

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    No, this is the one.

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    Check the S.M.A.R.T. status to see if the hard drive has failed. Try GSmartControl and look at the Attributes. Any Attribute in pink/red is worth looking at, and some could be huge problems.

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    smart.png
    So it shows as 137.44 GB and it fails. Game over?

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    Click on the Attributes tab...

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by weatherman2 View Post
    Click on the Attributes tab...
    attributes.png
    I didn't upload it cause it doesn't populate. Every other tab is like this.

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    How is it connected? Internal drive? USB? Has it been working fine until now - connected up this way and suddenly it seems to be dead?

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by weatherman2 View Post
    How is it connected? Internal drive? USB? Has it been working fine until now - connected up this way and suddenly it seems to be dead?
    It is connected by sata and it has been working for two years and now seems to be dead. I just want to make sure there is no salvaging it before I throw it out.

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    Re: Failed Hard Drive

    I'd double check the cables, plug it into a different motherboard (if possible) and/or plug another known-good hard drive into the same motherboard. If another drive works fine with the same SATA connections on that same motherboard, then yes, I'd say the drive is almost surely dead.

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