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Internal Hard Drive Suddenly Not Recognised

Posted 20 November 2018 - 09:56 AM

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here we go.

I bought a Seagate BarraCuda - 4 TB internal hard drive, Silver,ST4000DM004 about a month ago. Recently I've been using it to store digital backups of physical media. Yesterday, it was working perfectly, but today it is not being recognised. I initially formatted it as exFAT because I wanted to be able to use it with Windows, OSX, and Ubuntu.

On Ubuntu it gives me this error:

Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdd2: Command-line `mount "/media/$USER/E_Internal"' exited with non-zero exit status 1:
stdout: `FUSE exfat 1.2.3
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stderr: `ERROR: invalid VBR checksum 0x31ce98f2 (expected 0xafce94bc).
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On Windows it says it is not formatted and asks me if I would like to do so.

OSX does not recognise it at all.

I have researched online. There is no noise coming from the drive, and there was no sign of corruption before today.

I have found some recovery options, such as TestDisk, and this seems the best way to go about this, but before I do so, I would like to know if anyone can suggest anything else I can do.

This data is not precious, but it did take me some time to copy the files over, and I'd rather not have to do that again, but I'm also not willing to spend hundreds to get it all back.

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Re: Internal Hard Drive Suddenly Not Recognised

Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:01 AM

Cram it back on the mac and try this:
https://www.reddit.c...or_repair_help/


Alternative chkdsk on windows.
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Re: Internal Hard Drive Suddenly Not Recognised

Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:32 AM

Thank you so much. That worked!

I am honestly surprised by this. So many times I ask for help and I have to try a hundred different things before I can do it. But now I have it all back. And all with a few lines in the terminal.
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Re: Internal Hard Drive Suddenly Not Recognised

Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:47 AM

Luck you. The alternative is a borked HD.. which I guess is nice as a paper weight or a door stop! :)
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Re: Internal Hard Drive Suddenly Not Recognised

Posted 21 November 2018 - 07:53 AM

Actually the magnets in the hard drive are very useful for use in other projects. Unfortunately, they are too powerful as refrigerator magnets.
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