Dead Maxtor Drive (raid0)

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  1. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    Yeah. I'm fucked. Well, I was running two 80GB Maxtor drives on a RAID0 Array, and one of them just died. It keeps making a clicking noise when I turn on the computer. So, I'm guessing it's dead? Anyways, I was wondering if there was anything I could do to it. And if not, is there a way I can access the data on the other drive?

    My friend was telling me about using Linux and typing: dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb. Anyone have experience with that?
     
  2. CyberBullets

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    not gonna happen. with raid0 lets say u have a file this big:

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    what raid0 does is split it
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    so theoretically u can only get 1/2 ur info back

    gl anyways! ;)
     
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    you = :Owned:
     
  4. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    No shit.
     
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    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    Well, I'd like half my info back even if possible. So it takes all the files and puts half of it on one drive and the other half on the other?
     
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    Good luck putting back together even the half that you can recover.
     
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    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    No other solutions? Data recovery is so expensive. :hs:
     
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    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    Okay, I've been reading around and many people advised me to put the drive in the freezer. Has anyone done this before? Should I do it immediately or can I wait a while because I'm really busy these next three days. How long should I leave it in the freezer? I've heard anywhere from one to eight hours. I'm not going to attempt a recovery because it costs too much money and there are only a few documents I need. IF I do plan on thawing the drive, it should work for at least 10 minutes which is plenty of time to get text documents.
     
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    freeze teh drive? hahahaha. :rofl: man ur gullable.

    why not try to water cool ur processor by submerging the case?


    ur sol man. thats the risk of raid0. if it were raid01, then u would be laughing.
     
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    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    Because it works in some cases. Apparently, when the head is scratched the disk (because there's a small distance between them and that is what is causing the clicking noise). It sounds strange but it has been repeatedly mentioned. I'm sure someone here has tried it before.

    http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00320010115jed01.htm&page=2 is the link, but you need to register to view.
     
  11. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    u good with hex?
     
  12. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    clicking doesnt always mean the head scraches the platter.

    the head's e-magnet could be damaged. the magnets could be damages, thus throwing the head against the case of the hdd.

    if u have a head on the platter its a very high pitch sound. like metal cutting metal.
     
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    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    Well it isn't a metal cutting metal sound. It's got a beat sort of, but I can't remember what it went like and I'm not about to find out. In the case that it isn't hitting the platter, what would I do?
     
  14. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    if the data means that much, honestly u shouldnt of run raid0 without a backup, its just plain n00b.

    u can get it recovered, or RMA the drive.

    or try to align the heads urself. who knows, a strong enough magnet could do that? just tossing out a suggestion
     
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    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    I know, but it was supposed to be a temporary solution, and then I became plain lazy. I was really close to backing everything up since my school ends this week, but I guess my drive didn't make it.
     
  16. CyberBullets

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    well all the best to ya on getting your data back.

    ya learnt the hard way, i hope i never have to do that. (i backup all important stuff weekly)
     
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    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    I'll ask other people about freezing the drive and what else I should do to the head. I'm going to RMA it either way, but I want to try to get a few documents off of it before it dies completely.
     
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    I'd have to agree - the knocking you hear is due to the arm wacking the internal hardware. I'd say the voice coil (or the gadget that controls it) is having issues. I'm not a hard drive expert, but I'm thinking freezing the drive is not going to fix it. Although it doesn't cost anything to try. If its under warranty, I'd get it replaced before freezing it (its possible the freezing would void the warranty).

    You could make a cool clock out of it if its out of warranty...
     

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