Has my HDD truly failed?  

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  1. Posts : 10,822
    Windows 10 Home 64bit Version 22H2
       #11

    @Studynxx,

    1. Please read the label on the Verbatim External HDD and post the exact model number indicated in it . Also its capacity.

    2. Plug in only your Verbatim External HDD ( Remove all other USB plugged in Storage devices) and post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management. Let us have a look at it. Please read through and follow the guidelines here Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image | Tutorials

    3. What exactly is the error message you receive when you try to initialise it? Use Snipping tool , take a screenshot and post.

    How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista | Vista Forums

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums | Tutorials

    4. Uninstall the version of Hard Disk Sentinel on your PC. Download and install the Trial version of Hard Disk Sentinel from Hard Disk Sentinel Trial version - HDD health and temperature monitoring. It won't ask you to register. Select your external disk and post a screenshot showing its health.

    A sample screenshot (Overview) showing the health of my Seagate 500GB external HDD.

    Has my HDD truly failed?-26-02-2022-23-19-59.jpg

    As Matthew Wai said I deny being a data Recovery expert . I am not a Data Recovery Professional and had never practiced it as a profession. I only analyse a given situation and try to find out if it is possible to recover the data. And yes, by my own experiments and trlals and helping those that require data recovery, I have acquired certain skills. Many were able to recover the data but some could not. But that is the nature of Data Recovery.
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  2. Posts : 5,006
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #12

    jumanji said:
    As Matthew Wai said I deny being a data Recovery expert . I am not a Data Recovery Professional and had never practiced it as a profession. I only analyse a given situation and try to find out if it is possible to recover the data. And yes, by my own experiments and trlals and helping those that require data recovery, I have acquired certain skills. Many were able to recover the data but some could not. But that is the nature of Data Recovery.
    You are very humble. There is no such thing as an "expert" in my book. Any expert can be tripped up.

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