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    • away-with-the-fairies
    • By away-with-the-fairies 12th Jul 18, 4:42 PM
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    External bare hard drive not recognised
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:42 PM
    External bare hard drive not recognised 12th Jul 18 at 4:42 PM
    I have 3 hard drives salvaged from redundant pcs which I use for storage. I access them via a Sata hub with a power lead and usb and last used them a month ago. I tried the other day and even tho the light is on the sata external hub as soon as I put the hard drive in the lights go out and not a thing happens. I tried on a different pc and borrowed someoneís sata hub just in case mine was faulty but exactly same thing. Doesnít show as a drive and completely dead. If it was just one drive I maybe would have thought it was broken but is all 3 a co incidence. Is there another way I can try to get the data off them.
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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 12th Jul 18, 6:16 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:16 PM
    Try booting from a Linux live image e.g. SystemRescueCD
    • away-with-the-fairies
    • By away-with-the-fairies 12th Jul 18, 6:29 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:29 PM
    I will read up on that . Will it work if the hdd is not recognised.
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    • By that 12th Jul 18, 6:41 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:41 PM
    Is there another way I can try to get the data off them.
    Originally posted by away-with-the-fairies
    Open up your PC, use the second sata port. Hopefully you have a second sata power connector too. If you have a laptop then this method will be no good for you.
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 13th Jul 18, 1:06 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 1:06 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 1:06 PM
    try another USB port.

    Windows has the annoying habit of ignoring something if it's plugged in and removed a few times.

    If you try a different USB port it might find it (and install it) again.
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    Sol

    "Have you found the secrets of the universe? Asked Zebade "I'm sure I left them here somewhere"
    • that
    • By that 14th Jul 18, 3:25 AM
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    • 14th Jul 18, 3:25 AM
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    • 14th Jul 18, 3:25 AM
    just had two thoughts: it is a sata disk, not a sas disk? The drives were not in a storage array or part of a san?
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