protech
Data Recovery Novice
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:03 am

ST3000DM003 File system botched

Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:21 am

Hi Guys,

I got this case of ST3000DM003 with FS totally botched. The client couldn't tell me much, they don't even know if they have saved files beyond 2Tb which would have lead me to believe that the drive was taken out of its enclosure. But the enclosure was intact and no sign of opening. The drive functions fine. Cant check heads in Terminal cause it gives Invalid Diag Cmd Parameters. DE and even Windows seem to show the original Seagate Backup installation files and no user data. Any ideas are very welcome :?:

hddguy
Data Recovery Novice
Posts: 94
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:21 am

Re: ST3000DM003 File system botched

Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:00 am

Terminal commands wont be possible on this. How does it look in hex, is it full of data? Scan in r-studio and watch the scan progress to be sure metadata and/or file headers are identified. If yes, leave a scan persist to try to identify a valid result with data. If no file headers are identified check if the drive has been securely erased or if there is some type of encryption in use.

protech
Data Recovery Novice
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:03 am

Re: ST3000DM003 File system botched

Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:16 am

Thanks Hddguy, R-Studio shows nothing at all. I'll have to see if it is securely ereased i guess...

jerovsek
Data Recovery Novice
Posts: 53
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:28 am

Re: ST3000DM003 File system botched

Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:12 am

hello protech,

try with active partiton recovery software http://lsoft.net/

Return to “Seagate Data Recovery”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests