Hardware Thread, Faulty Flash Drive Recovery in Technical; Hi, any help on this would be really good....
I have a teacher who has come to me saying her ...
19th December 2012, 10:09 AM #1
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19th December 2012, 10:14 AM #2
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One of our teachers had the same issue with a portable external hdd. I used linux, which had detected the drive and was able to recover the contents. Try and see if that helps.
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talksr (19th December 2012)
19th December 2012, 10:26 AM #3
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Hi good suggestion. I happen to have an system with Suse on. Just given it a go but nothing on linux. It is like the drive is not even plugged in
Originally Posted by has
19th December 2012, 10:34 AM #4
I've never done it, but it's possible to crack open the drive and solder the chip to a USB lead.
P.S. Possibly a last resort technique!
Last edited by LeMarchand; 19th December 2012 at 10:35 AM.
19th December 2012, 10:44 AM #5
i have done this when a usb stick has been snapped at the connector, it might just need opening up and having the broken connections temporarily bridged to get the data off, either way the usb stick is junk afterwards.
Originally Posted by LeMarchand
19th December 2012, 02:22 PM #6
photorec (on ultimate boot cd) will recover files from a file system
testdisk (on ...... ) will recover partitions
Soldering the connector will fix some physical connectivity problems.
But there are also device failures that could be very costly to have recovered.
19th December 2012, 02:24 PM #7
Tell her it's fine she should just use her backup........
19th December 2012, 03:04 PM #8
Originally Posted by plexer
Teacher? USB Backup? I'll believe it when I see it!
19th December 2012, 03:57 PM #9
We had one diligent teacher, who backed up their usb to their userspace.
Originally Posted by VeryPC_Tom_M
8 Coppies of 4GB of data did not impress us!
19th December 2012, 03:59 PM #10
I bet the usb drive is 'the backup' and the only copy
Things to try not already mentioned: using it via a powered hub and try using either a really old usb 1.1 hub or an old PC that only has usb 1.1 on it.
Last edited by chazzy2501; 19th December 2012 at 04:11 PM.
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