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urgannagru

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hard drive software
« on: April 25, 2010, 01:10:50 PM »

Hi all,
Two of my USB hard drives are not behaving in Windows (as in Windows refuses to fix them). Are there any good free drive partitioning / formatting / whatever things I can use? I seem to recall disk partitioning via a Linux live CD last time I had disks misbehaving.
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Re: hard drive software
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 01:57:34 PM »

Have you tried a direct connection PC-HDD(without the USB)?
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Re: hard drive software
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 05:04:51 PM »

unfortunately i don't have a 2.5" sata power cable, so no. I have tried a couple of different enclosures though (one of which has esata)
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Re: hard drive software
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 08:55:20 AM »

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

I've used this to save a RAID-5 array that I thought for sure was a goner.  It worked pretty well, but I still hear some people saying that they've destroyed stuff using it.  I'd chalking that up as user error though.
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Re: hard drive software
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010, 11:21:34 AM »

I finally found an extra sata power cable lying around. Gparted did the trick. It turned out one of the drives was bad. Thanks guys.
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