[SATLUG] Data Recovery help!

Tweeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Sat Jun 14 22:25:40 CDT 2008


On Saturday 14 June 2008 04:32:02 pm ed wrote:
[...]
> I've also just had a WD 250GB hard drive give up the ghost, with several
> years of acquired media content on it.  Its bad enough that is blocks my
> Windoze server from booting; It spins-up nicely in a USB external
> housing, but won't read - even on a Linux box. Any clues on that?

Do a smartctl query on the drive:
	# smartctl -a /dev/[sh]da

If you don't have it installed.. either do a:
	# sudo aptget install smartmontools
or
	# yum install smartmontools

Tweeks


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