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WD10EADS-00P6B0 lost partition information

Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:06 pm

My Western Digital MyBook WD10EADS hard drive, I have been trying to recover it with the following tools: testdisk for partition restore, photorec, recoverjpeg, wondershare's recoverit, using dd to copy.

all the tools photorec, recoverjpeg, and recoverit, returns valid icons (looks like it could be from a recovery partition), but nothing in my main partition, i see a lot files that don't make any sense, like .swf files. Does anyone know how to get the partition information (i thought testdisk would do this). Hopefully finding the partition table then mounting it will show valid information.

Test disk returns

TestDisk 7.1, Data Recovery Utility, July 2019
Christophe GRENIER <[email protected]>
https://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/rdisk3 - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - 1953525168 sectors
Current partition structure:
Partition Start End Size in sectors

1 * Sys=6A 59236520 4286256745 4227020226

Warning: Bad starting sector (CHS and LBA don't match)
2 * Sys=CE 1678432404 3328048883 1649616480

Warning: Bad starting sector (CHS and LBA don't match)
3 * Sys=CE 1678432404 3328048883 1649616480

Warning: Bad starting sector (CHS and LBA don't match)
4 * Sys=6A 1799123226 4127165341 2328042116

Warning: Bad starting sector (CHS and LBA don't match)
Only one partition must be bootable
Space conflict between the following two partitions
1 * Sys=6A 59236520 4286256745 4227020226
2 * Sys=CE 1678432404 3328048883 1649616480
Space conflict between the following two partitions
2 * Sys=CE 1678432404 3328048883 1649616480
4 * Sys=6A 1799123226 4127165341 2328042116



and this is what diskutil macos returns:
$ diskutil info /dev/disk3
Device Identifier: disk3
Device Node: /dev/disk3
Whole: Yes
Part of Whole: disk3
Device / Media Name: EADS-00P6B0

Volume Name: Not applicable (no file system)
Mounted: Not applicable (no file system)
File System: None

Content (IOContent): None
OS Can Be Installed: No
Media Type: Generic
Protocol: USB
SMART Status: Not Supported

Disk Size: 1.0 TB (1000204886016 Bytes) (exactly 1953525168 512-Byte-Units)
Device Block Size: 512 Bytes

Read-Only Media: No
Read-Only Volume: Not applicable (no file system)

Device Location: External
Removable Media: Fixed

Virtual: No

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WD10EADS-00P6B0 lost partition information

Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:31 pm

First off. are you working with this drive over USB or did you remove it from the enclosure? I ask because these use encryption which is handled by the USB bridge board.

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