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Unread 12th February 2015, 03:08 AM
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You only ever need to backup data that you want to see again!
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DONE!

Every single file recovered ... .

Now to deal with what's wrong with the drive ...
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Yay! Well done sir.
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Thanks, FS. Looks like a Seagate Constellation 3TB is going in today. They cost about 50% more than Barracuda 3TB, but have a 24/7 duty cycle at 7200 rpm, and a mere 0.77W standby power consumption.
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Thanks for your understanding, SF.

The Seagate Constellation 3TB is currently being partitioned and formatted in SWMBO's PC.

For some weird reason, Microsoft has removed support for extremely large disks in NT after NT4. NT4 and below could support a single disk or partition up 17 giga GB. I can't recall what the figure is in base 2, something like 2^64 ...

Since Win2K, this has been reduced to 2TB per partition or disk. So one needs a special driver from Seagate in order to 'see' the full capacity of the drive, and this also allows DiskManager in Windows to recognise the partitions (2TB Max each) and format them.

So a 3TB drive in XP or Win2K shows up as one primary partition of 2048 GB plus another of 764 GB. I can live with that.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the dodgy 2TB disk is nearly finished another boot time CHKDSK - about 6 hours. After I have transferred all the data off it directly onto the new HDD, I will do a long format on it and see how it scrubs up. It might be a bin job, but it might not be ...

When I have my main workstation up and running again, I will edit all this crap out of your thread and put it in the computer forum where it properly belongs!
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When I have my main workstation up and running again, I will edit all this crap out of your thread and put it in the computer forum where it properly belongs!
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Thanks, mate.

Regardless of how interesting SF may have found it, it was just a tad OT ... .

We have just had a lightning strike close by, and the new HDD is in the middle of formatting! Power even glitches, but so far so good. The other PC with the dodgy drive is switched off ATM.
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ratbag I recently tried some file recovery work on a rellie's computer. Windows recovery disks and Bart could not see any files on the disk - said it was unformatted, yet a little linux distro I use a lot (Precise Puppy) could see the files and copy them off to another disk.
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