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post Jun 9 2018, 02:36 PM

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If anyone is knowledgeable about dying hard disks, I'd appreciate some advice.

My Laptop went dead when plugging in the power cable while it was on. The power LED doesn't light anymore. I plugged in the drive as external on another PC. It clicked 3/4 times then Windows said (in french) something like "USB device malfunctioned". I put aside the power adaptor for my external drive and double-powered it through a Y-cable on a USB3.0 slot. Windows saw it, but wanted to format. I said no.

Partition Find and Mount can't find any partitions with intelligent scan or normal scan. I haven't tried thorough scan.

I don't want it to die before I rescue some stuff. It's on now, humming nicely when I stick my ear to it, not clicking.

I don't know where to place my bet:
Thorough scan with Partition Find and Mount
HDD Regen. Edit: This won't help me from what I just read.
Easy Recovery
Something else.

Rather ironic signature I have there! All the backups were on the disk. Somehow my cloud got turned off in November.
Edit:Actually I found a few backups here and there, so I only risk losing about 10 days work.

Edit: I read about creating a disk image. That seemed the wisest use of whatever life is left in the disk, it's underway.
This post has been edited by Jaiket: Jun 9 2018, 03:09 PM
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