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Thread: Unable to read external hard disk

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011

    Unable to read external hard disk

    I am unable to read my external SATA that is in hard drive enclosure. Formatted to EXT3. It's connected via USB. When i try to access, iam receiving below error.

    I tried fsck but it's going on for 15hrs with no result and i had to terminate it. I hear the disk spin randomly when using fsck

    Help me resolve the issue.
    Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/xxxxx/SAMSUNG 1.5TB: Command-line `mount -t "ext3" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/xxxx/SAMSUNG 1.5TB"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so
    dmesg output

    $ dmesg | tail
    [17081.968093] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
    [17081.968096] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb]
    [17081.968098] Sense Key : Medium Error [current]
    [17081.968103] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb]
    [17081.968107] Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error
    [17081.968110] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB:
    [17081.968112] Read(10): 28 00 00 00 28 18 00 00 08 00
    [17081.968123] end_request: critical target error, dev sdb, sector 10264
    [17081.968174] EXT3-fs error (device sdb1): ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block - inode=8, block=1027
    [17081.969193] EXT3-fs (sdb1): error: no journal found

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Re: Help!!! Unable to read external hard disk

    dmesg is showing that the ext3 filesystem is broken. If "e2fsck -pvy" cannot repair it, then you are done with it.

    The hard drive itself may or may not be failing. Running the smartmon long test should answer that question.
    Last edited by dabl; January 19th, 2013 at 12:38 PM.
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