Issues recovering data from 4TB HDD
Note: Also posted this on techsupport
Alright so this is a bit of a weird one. I have three* drives. First is a 500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD with Linux Mint on it. The other is a 4TB Seagate drive with Windows 10. What makes the HDD special is that it's setup with 32GB of Intel Optane memory (or it was). Last week I had issues booting into Windows, and the recovery options weren't particularly helpful. I was given errors saying I needed to login to an administrator account but it couldn't find one. Expecting the worst, and particularly desperate, I used an option in my BIOS to "unlink" the Optane memory from the HDD. Picked the option that kept user data. (I guess they were in RAID, and it copied the data to the HDD?) I then tried to access the data from my Linux drive. To my horror, my partitions were invalid. A new 4GB NTFS partition in place of my data partition with a somewhat "fresh" install of Windows?
Now the Windows drive won't boot at all, and the partitions seem to be incorrect now (see below). https://imgur.com/a/7A4kBic
I've tried TestDisk, which admittedly is for recovering deleted partitions and such, but I thought it was worth giving a go. Detects the drive as 4GB/4TB. Complains about size discrepancy. No real help there.
Then I tried R-Studio. The results are below: https://imgur.com/a/FOG5UUz
Here's the drive view. The selected partition seems to be the correct one? The drive files in the next image are correct. https://imgur.com/a/MVaEiuj
Here are the files. I've had a look around and they seem to be correct. File names and locations are good. Had a preview of a video that was also correct.
My question is, what are my next steps? Is there any way I can backup these partitions, and then try to repartition the drive, maintaining file system structure, to see if I can access the data outside of R-Studio? Would I possibly encounter any issues doing this, or would I have to purchase another 4TB drive and do a dd clone before attempting anything?
*Third drive is the Intel Optane.
EDIT: Added data partition information from G-Parted (below) https://imgur.com/a/jIRPMoc
submitted by dude24760
Hard drive failure help
Good morning techsupport
Hopefully this is not a redundant question, but I have tried the majority of the solutions that I can find for failed hard drives, to no avail.
This is a Seagate Barracuda 1Tb HD. 7200 RPM, I think its 6 years old.
The info on this drive is, for the most part, replaceable, but it also has some invoices and important tax info for a small business that I started this year, and I will be in some big trouble if I can't get them back.
Essentially one day when I started the computer it went through BIOS then to a black screen with a single white dash that flashed. this came with a terrible quick beeping sound. Could not load into safe mode, or adjust anything that helped in BIOS, so I tried windows 10 repair functions from a windows 10 flash drive. Nothing. It said it could not reset windows and save my files, and all the repair options failed. It also would not reinstall widows while keeping my files.
The drive spins up with no problem, no clicking, no buzzing.
Next I plugged the HD into a SATA -> USB converter on another computer. The disk showed up but said it needed to be formatted to be accessed so I started trying to run disk repair tools and data recovery tools. I ran- Recuva R-Studio Test Disk HD Tune Remo Recover and probably some others that Im not remembering.
These were all demos of course, but they didn't see enough data on the disk to warrant me buying the full version.
Is there something that I am missing or have not tried yet? I can't afford to spend the huge money that recovery pros want, but I really need those files.
Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
submitted by lGreyWolf2112l