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Hello guys! I have a friend who just called me tonight to ask for help regarding his HD. He tried to mount it in a mac and linux machine but ...
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    Help Recover Data Mac HDD


    Hello guys!

    I have a friend who just called me tonight to ask for help regarding his HD.

    He tried to mount it in a mac and linux machine but it does not detect. I initially told him that it seems that your HD crashed and theres nothing much we can do. Unless you want to bring that HD to a specialist which might not be worth the cost.

    Can I please ask for some help on:

    How to make sure that the HD in fact is dead since it cannot mount.

    Or is there any command I can use in linux or a mac machine that can help mount and recover home folder.

    Thank you so much guys!
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    Errr. I would start with putting it on a usb to hardrive enclosure with a external power supply. Put my ear close to it and listen if it spins up first. If nothing. It is toast. I have had hardrives physically/mechanically seize up on me before.

    So no command will mount it if it is physically broken
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Errr. I would start with putting it on a usb to hardrive enclosure with a external power supply. Put my ear close to it and listen if it spins up first. If nothing. It is toast. I have had hardrives physically/mechanically seize up on me before.

    So no command will mount it if it is physically broken
    Hehehe... Thanks rok.... I was laughing here coz I was just imagining my friend paying House like using a stethoscope and listening to a heartbeat.

    regards,

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    Yeah, You know if fdisk -l don;t see it after connecting and powering it up. That the pooch is screwed.

    fdisk -l has shown me mp3 micro-drives,cfcards, ide,sata,
    you name it if it works.
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    Yep! The pooch is screwed!

    I asked him to attach in a linux machine and fdisk -l doesn't show anything.
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