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My first task was to add a second HDD for redundancy. The drive firmware will use these sectors on-the-fly as it detects bad or failing sectors during normal use, and it does this completely transparently to both the operating system and the i tried a couple more times to format it again with no luck. When I plugged it in to begin diagnosis, it simply booted up.I told him what happened, and gave it back. http://tippsundtricks200.com/my-laptop/my-laptop-needs-help.html

If that doesn't help, then I think SpinRite will. 02-Jun-2010 Sebean June 5, 2010 6:53 PM I have used HD doctor suite to fix bad sectors on hard disks by adding Thank you very much for your help! Try it on another computer I didn't have a second cable and although my power supply is a Corsair HX850 I thought I should try it on another computer before going Though some add-ons (readydlna for intance) that create databases in the OS partition.The next step is to find out where the big files are. http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/My-laptop-has-2-drives-and-I-can-t-replace-one-V15-VN7-571G/td-p/434851

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After this occurred, I did view the secondary disk in Gparted and it only showed an 'unallocated' entry with a red exclamation point icon next to it. If it soo pls send me the link.. I tried taking HDD-4 out of slot-1 to see if the unit would at least possibly be at last properly working state.

Reply Thank you for sharing your extra efforts on this problem. Your experience and tips are very welcome and I'm sure a lot of people will be grateful for them regardless of my particular case being or not as you describe. Thanks for the helpful tips! #54 | Written by Killer B about 4 years ago. It looks like both Intel and Renesas (NEC) USB 3.0 controllers have utilities that you can use to disable LPM, but not Fresco.

Note that my drive still disconnected a couple of times, however only when the computer it was attached to was left for hours unattended and certainly not while in use.

I Hdd Regenerator Reply i bought WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 but when i connect it to 3.0 usb port on my laptop (Asus n 53S) its speed is so slow! the hard drive went out, my question, when I install a new hard drive, will I need to install drivers and utilities , and then install the windows 7 program ? http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1640852/replaced-laptop-hdd-ssd-problems.html From there, you'll have access to the Blu-ray drive and the hard drive.

With the cloning technique, this can save a lot of time and effort. Try the USB3.0 ones. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin personal experiences (Score:5, Informative) by v1 ( 525388 ) writes: on Saturday July 28, 2012 @02:15PM (#40802737) Homepage Journal I've been a repair tech for the Maybe the firmware update resolves that?

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kalixinApr 1, 2013, 10:42 AM Laptop: Toshiba Satellite A505-s6040Purchased: late 2010 with win 7 home premium 64 bitHDD: Hitachi 7200RPMI bought this laptop and the hard drive died three times in check it out All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Skip to posts [toolbox] [links] sigmoid ..oo..oo..oo..oo..oo..oo.. Wd My Passport Ultra I guess the slower computer doesn't stress the disk as much.This was during the IDE days. Spinrite Fresco Logic (the controller manufacturer of my computer) just ignored my very specific requests for support; probably they knew already the problem existed with their drivers; not sure.

I am unable to reinstall xp in it. check my blog I kept HDD1 (with the SMART errors) in the unit with the new HDD2 as the RAID volume. It is in an enclosure. Your method won't work on that kind of failure, and certainly won't recover any data. Newegg

However, if it worked for you, well it is good to know! Log in to windows screen. If you can do it via a script or batch file, then even better. http://tippsundtricks200.com/my-laptop/my-laptop-came-with-8-1.html It is running RAIDiator version 4.1.13.

Boot the computer with the SeaTools CD just created. 5. Reply Some laptop USB ports may not be powered well enough to sustain the demands of an external drive. Are you using a desktop or have you tried it on one?

I have had problems with the connect/disconnect and have looked around here and there.

kalixinApr 1, 2013, 6:27 PM man you are awesome. Paul Ronco June 18, 2011 10:40 PM >> There is no way to fix a bad sector. Please reboot the device to complete the volume expansion.[Thu Feb 12 07:31:?? Fire, theft, multiple disk failures, other hardware failure, floods, user negligence etc.

This same thing happened again with a different new secondary disk. Ensure you have the WD SES drivers installed properly, double check your cabling and test the drive on a desktop computer. If you do damage the drive more, you're no worse off (again, assuming spending money on the recovery is out of the question). http://tippsundtricks200.com/my-laptop/my-laptop-is-not-getting-on-when-i-on-my-laptop.html According to the release notes (at http://support.wdc.com/download/notes/Win_Univ_FW_Updater_ReleaseNotes_v3.2.0.8D.pdf) it is firmware v1.042 which addresses the connect/disconnect problem.

We had a working drive with all of the photos (and other data) intact.Again, I have no idea how easy that would be to do nowadays... Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3) by FatdogHaiku ( 978357 ) writes: ... I hot-swapped it into the unit and the following messages were reported in the system log: System log message(s): Fri Aug 29 01:29:59 CDT 2014 RAID sync finished on volume C. When I go to device manager it is shown.

Can you take the platters out and put them in another drive? Round 1. UPDATE [26 Aug 2013]: WD is providing firmware updates for various drives exhibiting the connect/disconnect problem (thanks Boostland for pointing this out).