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dying portable hdd
« on: May 19, 2017, 10:15:30 AM »
hey there
just wondering if anyone can help me .

guy here came to me looking a copy of his HDD.
WD pro ultra 2 TB
when I went t copy everything goes at sub 100kb/s speeds and fails any tests I do on it .

is there any decent programs etc that I can use to rip stuff off this like pictures before it gets any worse.

I would remove from the caddy but WD uses the silly usb direct to the board instead of a sata to a usb.


mainly pictures.  gets so far then it just stops

any help is greatly appreciated.


tried on my MBP, my i5 pc and the work pc but same speeds everywhere so its the drive thats the problem :(


people need to learn how to follow backups

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Re: dying portable hdd
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 03:46:14 PM »
we had one that looked like it was direct to the board but upon closer inspection we found it wasn't. Worth checking.
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Re: dying portable hdd
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 08:41:00 AM »
If you can find your HDD boards model number on here you can send the old one away and they will send a new one with your old firmware chip swapped.

http://www.hdd-parts.com/

We had it done here a few years ago and it worked, cost around 70.
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Re: dying portable hdd
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 11:52:07 AM »
brilliant   thanks ill have a look.

I've found WD drives to just up and die at inconvenient times.


no matter how much you tell people to backup they still don't .

not like google photos and drive costs anything and when its does its cheaper than file recovery.