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ttiiggy
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join:2001-03-27
Bozeman, MT

[hard drive] need to transfer files off of SATA drive. Adapter?

I have a mini-tower computer that has been running XP for a number of years.
Programs have been installed and un-installed... the usual. This computer has started running slower and slower. I think it is time for a re-install of the OS.

There are ~a GIG of files on the hard drive that I would like to save to somewhere else and format this one. I am not seeing a place to plug in an extra SATA hard drive on this motherboard to plug in an extra drive to transfer to. I find that my other machine is the same with no extra drive ports to put the other hard drive on it.

I am looking at getting an adapter to plug into the hard drive and plug into USB and transfer files that way. I am not real worried about speed, I can let it run a couple hours if it had to. I know that I don't have an eSATA port on the computer but I can plug in the two USB cables if that is really what it is needing.

The adapters that I have seen seem to say they are good for 2.5" drives but don't say and reading elsewhere they may not work for 3.5" drives. ??
Example: »www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-to-SATA···841088b1
Would this work to plug in a 3.5" hard drive?


Tursiops_G
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Depending on the power requirements of the 3.5" drive, a USB-powered adapter may or may not work...
An adapter that has it's own dedicated power supply may be a better solution: »www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-to-IDE-···22c5bad9

Just My $0.02...

-Tursiops_G.
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Veloslave
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reply to ttiiggy
A HD Dock is a better solution for having around... since all you have to do is drop a drive in and hit the power.... BUT

Being an engineer/tech/geek... the adaptor Tursiops_G shows you should be owned first... it will catch IDE drives as well so it is more flexible, just not as convenient or as pretty on a desk. I would suggest looking on newegg as some of those SATA/IDE adaptors are better than others... I would read some reviews before buying one, some don't like certain drives or usb ports or BIOS.
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asdfdfdfdfdf
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reply to ttiiggy
It sounds like you don't presently have a backup regime in place, in which case I would suggest you buy an external hard drive or, if you have a hard drive already available, an external enclosure. You can use an adapter such as you are looking at with a bare drive but it isn't as convenient for regular backups.

If you don't have a couple of backups and you have anything important you don't want to lose, sooner or later you will lose it.

bbear2
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+1 for the external hard drive. Makes it all very simple.


Camelot One
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Greenwood, IN
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reply to ttiiggy
On the data side, 2.5" and 3.5" SATA are identical.

2.5" (laptop size) hard drives run on 5v power, and thus usually work powering off of USB. (which is 5v) The second USB plug is for older systems that only supply 500ma on each USB port, most drives require more power than that.

3.5" (desktop size) hard drives need 12V power, and thus require a power adapter.

Tursiops_G See Profile's link would be perfect for what you need.


Tirael
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I have a USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA adapter that I picked up off of Newegg. I keep it in a drawer near my desk when i don't use it. It works perfectly when I need it.
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ImpldConsent
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reply to ttiiggy
said by ttiiggy:

I think it is time for a re-install of the OS.

...and to caveat on the OS-side. For the love of everything that is Holy man! Please, please do not reinstall XP.
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Veloslave
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1 recommendation

Gee wiz... where did the XP hate come from, try to be nice to your elders...XP is like the John Wayne of OS's.

Maybe really old but still fun to watch those classics now and then.

Heck, I rather sport XP then Windows H8 (at least on old school hardware)


Camelot One
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The problem isn't XP itself, but rather the lack of any further security patches. It may be the John Wayne of OSes, but its now John Wayne banging crack head hookers without a condom.


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said by Camelot One:

...but its now John Wayne banging crack head hookers without a condom.

MF! I spilled my damn coffee C.O.


Veloslave
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reply to Camelot One
said by Camelot One:

The problem isn't XP itself, but rather the lack of any further security patches. It may be the John Wayne of OSes, but its now John Wayne banging crack head hookers without a condom.

There are lots of logical responses to this reply... being a savvy and cautious user, blah blah blah... but that is too damn funny to bother.


rlt2562
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1 recommendation

reply to ttiiggy
Click for full size
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···12156102

I've owned this adapter since February 2010. I've used it many times over the years, no problems at all.
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ImpldConsent
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reply to Veloslave
said by Veloslave:

Heck, I rather sport XP then Windows H8 (at least on old school hardware)

Oh, I agree, but if you want to stay secure, don't do XP. Can I recommend a better OS than either XP or W8? Zorin. Not only is it a good OS (linux), but the interface (zorin) is absolutely beautiful. ... again, just throwin it out there.
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skipon11
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reply to ttiiggy
I guess could be, but I have never seen a computer that did not provide for a second internal hard drive.


koitsu
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reply to ttiiggy
Consider this a write-up on a product I just purchased this week that I am thrilled with -- the Plugable USB3-SATA-UASP1 -- specifically because of these features:

* Its SATA/USB bridge chip (ASMedia ASM1053E) allows full SMART passthrough, so I can do analysis and low-level ATA CDB submissions (not just attribute viewing, but full test sub-commands, as well as SMART GPLog analysis) without the controller getting in my way (no more need for me to hook up a drive to a SATA port natively, at least in 90% of cases) -- this matters so much to me that I can't even begin to explain it.

* Truly driverless -- uses standard USB MSC (mass storage class) and does work with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports.

* Related to two above items: smartmontools, including on XP, works great with this. It shows up as a SAT device and not one of the usbsunplus, usbcypress, or usbjmicron sub-device systems. -T permissive isn't needed either; it "just works".

* Fully compliant with USB 3.0 cabling/connector standards -- dock itself uses the proper USB 3.0 type B connector.

* SATA bridge supports up to SATA600 (true, USB3.0 can't go that fast, but it can get pretty close -- perfectly acceptable for temporary use for SSD or MHDD testing).

* Supports both 2.5" and 3.5" form factors.

* Supports hot-swapping of drives.

* Drives slide in/mount horizontally, not vertically like other products (cannot stand that).

* Has both a physical/analog power button (not digital!), and power/activity LED (very dark/dim blue (thank you! I hate bright blue LEDs), and blinks red (red+blue) during I/O).

* Powered entirely off the AC adapter; 3.5" drives draw too much power to reliably be powered purely by USB 3.0, so using the AC adapter exclusively is a very intelligent choice. (Maybe the behaviour changes for 2.5" drives since they often require less power, but I don't know yet, just been testing with 3.5" drives).

* (So far) Behaves "sanely" when a drive behaves badly (I/O errors, repeated power cycles or re-seek-to-find-sector-0 situations), meaning the behaviour I'd expect on pure native SATA happens with this device even though it's USB-attached.

* No-nonsense within the box: recyclable cardboard, a manual, AC adapter, very well-shielded USB cable, and the dock itself.

* Reasonably priced: US$25.

And yes, the company is named Plugable (not "pluggable"). Strange name for a company.

I have not tested it with SSDs (there is a recent Amazon review that says it doesn't work with them -- we'll see about that, I have a couple different models of Intel SSDs to try...), but aside from vendor PHY incompatibilities I cannot see how it'd matter.

One downside: the AC adapter is a "wall wart". I'd have really liked it if they had put the transformer inside of the dock itself, then simply used a universal power cable. Yes, it'd make the product a little thicker/longer, but nobody likes wall warts.

Example smartmontools 6.3 session, under Windows XP Pro SP3, of a bad 2.5" drive I have from a friend's old laptop. Device in question is /dev/sdd:

C:\>smartctl --scan
/dev/sda -d ata # /dev/sda, ATA device
/dev/sdb -d ata # /dev/sdb, ATA device
/dev/sdc -d ata # /dev/sdc, ATA device
/dev/sdd -d sat # /dev/sdd [SAT], ATA device
/dev/csmi0,0 -d ata # /dev/csmi0,0, ATA device
/dev/csmi0,1 -d ata # /dev/csmi0,1, ATA device
/dev/csmi0,2 -d ata # /dev/csmi0,2, ATA device
/dev/csmi0,3 -d ata # /dev/csmi0,3, ATA device
 
C:\>smartctl -a /dev/sdd
smartctl 6.3 2014-07-26 r3976 [i686-w64-mingw32-xp-sp3] (sf-6.3-1)
Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org
 
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Seagate Momentus 5400.6
Device Model:     ST9250315AS
Serial Number:    6VC6EPYA
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 027f43f0d
Firmware Version: D005DEM1
User Capacity:    250,059,350,016 bytes [250 GB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate:    5400 rpm
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 4
SATA Version is:  SATA 2.6, 3.0 Gb/s
Local Time is:    Wed Aug 06 19:30:13 2014 PDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
 
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
 
General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)Offline data collection activity
was never started.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)The previous self-test routine completed
without error or no self-test has ever 
been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: (    0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:  (0x73) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
Suspend Offline collection upon new
command.
No Offline surface scan supported.
Self-test supported.
Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)Saves SMART data before entering
power-saving mode.
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:  (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:  (  72) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time:  (   3) minutes.
SCT capabilities:        (0x103f)SCT Status supported.
SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.
 
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   100   099   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       2818737
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   099   099   085    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   098   098   020    Old_age   Always       -       2660
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   082   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       4474362142
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   093   093   000    Old_age   Always       -       6430
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   098   098   020    Old_age   Always       -       2387
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   044   044   000    Old_age   Always       -       56
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       1
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   071   046   045    Old_age   Always       -       29 (Min/Max 27/29)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       920
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       14
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   073   073   000    Old_age   Always       -       54178
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   029   054   000    Old_age   Always       -       29 (0 13 0 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   024   024   000    Old_age   Always       -       2818737
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
240 Head_Flying_Hours       0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       6251 (20 163 0)
241 Total_LBAs_Written      0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       1520540758
242 Total_LBAs_Read         0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       3291975702
254 Free_Fall_Sensor        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 
SMART Error Log Version: 1
ATA Error Count: 53 (device log contains only the most recent five errors)
CR = Command Register [HEX]
FR = Features Register [HEX]
SC = Sector Count Register [HEX]
SN = Sector Number Register [HEX]
CL = Cylinder Low Register [HEX]
CH = Cylinder High Register [HEX]
DH = Device/Head Register [HEX]
DC = Device Command Register [HEX]
ER = Error register [HEX]
ST = Status register [HEX]
Powered_Up_Time is measured from power on, and printed as
DDd+hh:mm:SS.sss where DD=days, hh=hours, mm=minutes,
SS=sec, and sss=millisec. It "wraps" after 49.710 days.
 
Error 53 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 b1 ca 99 03  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0399cab1 = 60410545
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:29.487  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 01 10 00 00 00 00      02:13:29.484  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:27.108  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 01 10 00 00 00 00      02:13:27.106  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:24.809  READ FPDMA QUEUED
 
Error 52 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 b1 ca 99 03  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0399cab1 = 60410545
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:27.108  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 01 10 00 00 00 00      02:13:27.106  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:24.809  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 01 10 00 00 00 00      02:13:24.807  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:22.465  READ FPDMA QUEUED
 
Error 51 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 b1 ca 99 03  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0399cab1 = 60410545
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:22.465  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 01 10 00 00 00 00      02:13:22.462  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:19.915  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  b0 d5 01 09 4f c2 40 00      02:12:57.248  SMART READ LOG
  b0 d5 01 06 4f c2 40 00      02:12:57.160  SMART READ LOG
 
Error 50 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 b1 ca 99 03  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0399cab1 = 60410545
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  60 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:13:19.915  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  b0 d5 01 09 4f c2 40 00      02:12:57.248  SMART READ LOG
  b0 d5 01 06 4f c2 40 00      02:12:57.160  SMART READ LOG
  b0 d5 01 01 4f c2 40 00      02:12:57.149  SMART READ LOG
  b0 d5 01 00 4f c2 40 00      02:12:57.148  SMART READ LOG
 
Error 49 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 b1 ca 99 03  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0399cab1 = 60410545
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  c8 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:12:22.393  READ DMA
  c8 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:12:20.017  READ DMA
  c8 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:12:17.640  READ DMA
  c8 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:12:15.263  READ DMA
  c8 00 01 b1 ca 99 43 00      02:12:12.920  READ DMA
 
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Selective offline   Completed without error       00%      6428         -
# 2  Conveyance offline  Completed without error       00%      6426         -
# 3  Selective offline   Completed without error       00%      6423         -
# 4  Extended offline    Completed without error       00%      6418         -
# 5  Extended offline    Completed: read failure       90%      6417         60410545
# 6  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      5966         -
# 7  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      5707         -
# 8  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      5236         -
# 9  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      4603         -
#10  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      4401         -
#11  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      4199         -
#12  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      3774         -
#13  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      3271         -
#14  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      2881         -
#15  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      2515         -
#16  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1954         -
#17  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1677         -
#18  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1459         -
#19  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1288         -
#20  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1033         -
#21  Short offline       Completed without error       00%         0         -
1 of 1 failed self-tests are outdated by newer successful extended offline self-test # 4
 
SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA    MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0  488397167  Not_testing
    2        0          0  Not_testing
    3        0          0  Not_testing
    4        0          0  Not_testing
    5        0          0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
 
C:\>smartctl -x /dev/sdd
smartctl 6.3 2014-07-26 r3976 [i686-w64-mingw32-xp-sp3] (sf-6.3-1)
Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org
 
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Seagate Momentus 5400.6
Device Model:     ST9250315AS
Serial Number:    6VC6EPYA
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 027f43f0d
Firmware Version: D005DEM1
User Capacity:    250,059,350,016 bytes [250 GB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate:    5400 rpm
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 4
SATA Version is:  SATA 2.6, 3.0 Gb/s
Local Time is:    Wed Aug 06 19:30:34 2014 PDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
AAM level is:     208 (intermediate), recommended: 208
APM level is:     128 (minimum power consumption without standby)
Rd look-ahead is: Enabled
Write cache is:   Enabled
ATA Security is:  Disabled, NOT FROZEN [SEC1]
Wt Cache Reorder: Unknown
 
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
 
General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)Offline data collection activity
was never started.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)The previous self-test routine completed
without error or no self-test has ever 
been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: (    0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:  (0x73) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
Suspend Offline collection upon new
command.
No Offline surface scan supported.
Self-test supported.
Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)Saves SMART data before entering
power-saving mode.
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:  (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:  (  72) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time:  (   3) minutes.
SCT capabilities:        (0x103f)SCT Status supported.
SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.
 
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAGS    VALUE WORST THRESH FAIL RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     POSR--   100   099   006    -    2818737
  3 Spin_Up_Time            PO----   099   099   085    -    0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        -O--CK   098   098   020    -    2660
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   PO--CK   100   100   036    -    0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         POSR--   082   060   030    -    4474362142
  9 Power_On_Hours          -O--CK   093   093   000    -    6430
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        PO--C-   100   100   097    -    0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       -O--CK   098   098   020    -    2387
184 End-to-End_Error        -O--CK   100   100   099    -    0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      -O--CK   044   044   000    -    56
188 Command_Timeout         -O--CK   100   099   000    -    1
189 High_Fly_Writes         -O-RCK   100   100   000    -    0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel -O---K   071   046   045    -    29 (Min/Max 27/29)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      -O--CK   100   100   000    -    920
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count -O--CK   100   100   000    -    14
193 Load_Cycle_Count        -O--CK   073   073   000    -    54179
194 Temperature_Celsius     -O---K   029   054   000    -    29 (0 13 0 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  -O-RC-   024   024   000    -    2818737
197 Current_Pending_Sector  -O--C-   100   100   000    -    0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   ----C-   100   100   000    -    0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    -OSRCK   200   200   000    -    0
240 Head_Flying_Hours       ------   100   253   000    -    6251 (56 237 0)
241 Total_LBAs_Written      ------   100   253   000    -    1520540758
242 Total_LBAs_Read         ------   100   253   000    -    3291975702
254 Free_Fall_Sensor        -O--CK   100   100   000    -    0
                            ||||||_ K auto-keep
                            |||||__ C event count
                            ||||___ R error rate
                            |||____ S speed/performance
                            ||_____ O updated online
                            |______ P prefailure warning
 
General Purpose Log Directory Version 1
SMART           Log Directory Version 1 [multi-sector log support]
Address    Access  R/W   Size  Description
0x00       GPL,SL  R/O      1  Log Directory
0x01       GPL,SL  R/O      1  Summary SMART error log
0x02       GPL,SL  R/O      5  Comprehensive SMART error log
0x03       GPL,SL  R/O      5  Ext. Comprehensive SMART error log
0x06       GPL,SL  R/O      1  SMART self-test log
0x07       GPL,SL  R/O      1  Extended self-test log
0x09       GPL,SL  R/W      1  Selective self-test log
0x10       GPL,SL  R/O      1  NCQ Command Error log
0x11       GPL,SL  R/O      1  SATA Phy Event Counters
0x21       GPL,SL  R/O      1  Write stream error log
0x22       GPL,SL  R/O      1  Read stream error log
0x80-0x9f  GPL,SL  R/W     16  Host vendor specific log
0xa1       GPL,SL  VS      20  Device vendor specific log
0xa2       GPL     VS    2248  Device vendor specific log
0xa8       GPL,SL  VS      65  Device vendor specific log
0xa9       GPL,SL  VS       1  Device vendor specific log
0xb0       GPL     VS    2864  Device vendor specific log
0xbe-0xbf  GPL     VS   65535  Device vendor specific log
0xe0       GPL,SL  R/W      1  SCT Command/Status
0xe1       GPL,SL  R/W      1  SCT Data Transfer
 
SMART Extended Comprehensive Error Log Version: 1 (5 sectors)
Device Error Count: 53 (device log contains only the most recent 20 errors)
CR     = Command Register
FEATR  = Features Register
COUNT  = Count (was: Sector Count) Register
LBA_48 = Upper bytes of LBA High/Mid/Low Registers ]  ATA-8
LH     = LBA High (was: Cylinder High) Register    ]   LBA
LM     = LBA Mid (was: Cylinder Low) Register      ] Register
LL     = LBA Low (was: Sector Number) Register     ]
DV     = Device (was: Device/Head) Register
DC     = Device Control Register
ER     = Error register
ST     = Status register
Powered_Up_Time is measured from power on, and printed as
DDd+hh:mm:SS.sss where DD=days, hh=hours, mm=minutes,
SS=sec, and sss=millisec. It "wraps" after 49.710 days.
 
Error 53 [12] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER -- ST COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC
  -- -- -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --
  40 -- 51 00 00 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 00 00  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x3ca0099b1 = 16273938865
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FEATR COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC  Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- == -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --  ---------------  --------------------
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:29.487  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:13:29.484  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:27.108  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:13:27.106  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:24.809  READ FPDMA QUEUED
 
Error 52 [11] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER -- ST COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC
  -- -- -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --
  40 -- 51 00 00 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 00 00  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x3ca0099b1 = 16273938865
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FEATR COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC  Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- == -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --  ---------------  --------------------
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:27.108  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:13:27.106  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:24.809  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:13:24.807  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:22.465  READ FPDMA QUEUED
 
Error 51 [10] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER -- ST COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC
  -- -- -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --
  40 -- 51 00 00 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 00 00  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x3ca0099b1 = 16273938865
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FEATR COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC  Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- == -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --  ---------------  --------------------
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:22.465  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:13:22.462  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:19.915  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  b0 00 d5 00 01 00 00 4f 00 c2 09 40 00     02:12:57.248  SMART READ LOG
  b0 00 d5 00 01 00 00 4f 00 c2 06 40 00     02:12:57.160  SMART READ LOG
 
Error 50 [9] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER -- ST COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC
  -- -- -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --
  40 -- 51 00 00 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 00 00  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x3ca0099b1 = 16273938865
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FEATR COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC  Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- == -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --  ---------------  --------------------
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:13:19.915  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  b0 00 d5 00 01 00 00 4f 00 c2 09 40 00     02:12:57.248  SMART READ LOG
  b0 00 d5 00 01 00 00 4f 00 c2 06 40 00     02:12:57.160  SMART READ LOG
  b0 00 d5 00 01 00 00 4f 00 c2 01 40 00     02:12:57.149  SMART READ LOG
  b0 00 d5 00 01 00 00 4f 00 c2 00 40 00     02:12:57.148  SMART READ LOG
 
Error 49 [8] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER -- ST COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC
  -- -- -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --
  40 -- 51 00 00 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 00 00  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x3ca0099b1 = 16273938865
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FEATR COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC  Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- == -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --  ---------------  --------------------
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:22.393  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:20.017  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:17.640  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:15.263  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:12.920  READ DMA
 
Error 48 [7] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER -- ST COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC
  -- -- -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --
  40 -- 51 00 00 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 00 00  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x3ca0099b1 = 16273938865
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FEATR COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC  Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- == -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --  ---------------  --------------------
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:20.017  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:17.640  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:15.263  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:12.920  READ DMA
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:12:12.917  READ LOG EXT
 
Error 47 [6] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER -- ST COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC
  -- -- -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --
  40 -- 51 00 00 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 00 00  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x3ca0099b1 = 16273938865
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FEATR COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC  Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- == -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --  ---------------  --------------------
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:17.640  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:15.263  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:12.920  READ DMA
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:12:12.917  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:12:10.542  READ FPDMA QUEUED
 
Error 46 [5] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 6417 hours (267 days + 9 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.
 
  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER -- ST COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC
  -- -- -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --
  40 -- 51 00 00 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 00 00  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x3ca0099b1 = 16273938865
 
  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FEATR COUNT  LBA_48  LH LM LL DV DC  Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- == -- == -- == == == -- -- -- -- --  ---------------  --------------------
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:15.263  READ DMA
  c8 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 43 00     02:12:12.920  READ DMA
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:12:12.917  READ LOG EXT
  60 00 00 00 01 00 03 ca 00 99 b1 40 00     02:12:10.542  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  2f 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00     02:12:10.539  READ LOG EXT
 
SMART Extended Self-test Log Version: 1 (1 sectors)
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Selective offline   Completed without error       00%      6428         -
# 2  Conveyance offline  Completed without error       00%      6426         -
# 3  Selective offline   Completed without error       00%      6423         -
# 4  Extended offline    Completed without error       00%      6418         -
# 5  Extended offline    Completed: read failure       90%      6417         60410545
# 6  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      5966         -
# 7  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      5707         -
# 8  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      5236         -
# 9  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      4603         -
#10  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      4401         -
#11  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      4199         -
#12  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      3774         -
#13  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      3271         -
#14  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      2881         -
#15  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      2515         -
#16  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1954         -
#17  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1677         -
#18  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1459         -
#19  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1288         -
1 of 1 failed self-tests are outdated by newer successful extended offline self-test # 4
 
SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA    MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0  488397167  Not_testing
    2        0          0  Not_testing
    3        0          0  Not_testing
    4        0          0  Not_testing
    5        0          0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
 
SCT Status Version:                  3
SCT Version (vendor specific):       522 (0x020a)
SCT Support Level:                   1
Device State:                        Active (0)
Current Temperature:                    29 Celsius
Power Cycle Min/Max Temperature:     27/29 Celsius
Lifetime    Min/Max Temperature:     13/54 Celsius
Lifetime    Average Temperature:        38 Celsius
Under/Over Temperature Limit Count:   0/0
 
SCT Temperature History Version:     2
Temperature Sampling Period:         1 minute
Temperature Logging Interval:        1 minute
Min/Max recommended Temperature:     14/55 Celsius
Min/Max Temperature Limit:           10/60 Celsius
Temperature History Size (Index):    128 (104)
 
Index    Estimated Time   Temperature Celsius
 105    2014-08-06 17:23    42  ***********************
 106    2014-08-06 17:24    43  ************************
 107    2014-08-06 17:25    43  ************************
 108    2014-08-06 17:26    42  ***********************
 109    2014-08-06 17:27    43  ************************
 ...    ..(  6 skipped).    ..  ************************
 116    2014-08-06 17:34    43  ************************
 117    2014-08-06 17:35    44  *************************
 ...    ..(  9 skipped).    ..  *************************
 127    2014-08-06 17:45    44  *************************
   0    2014-08-06 17:46     ?  -
   1    2014-08-06 17:47    44  *************************
 ...    ..(  5 skipped).    ..  *************************
   7    2014-08-06 17:53    44  *************************
   8    2014-08-06 17:54    45  **************************
   9    2014-08-06 17:55    45  **************************
  10    2014-08-06 17:56    45  **************************
  11    2014-08-06 17:57    46  ***************************
 ...    ..(  3 skipped).    ..  ***************************
  15    2014-08-06 18:01    46  ***************************
  16    2014-08-06 18:02     ?  -
  17    2014-08-06 18:03    24  *****
  18    2014-08-06 18:04    26  *******
  19    2014-08-06 18:05    26  *******
  20    2014-08-06 18:06    26  *******
  21    2014-08-06 18:07    33  **************
  22    2014-08-06 18:08    32  *************
  23    2014-08-06 18:09    32  *************
  24    2014-08-06 18:10    32  *************
  25    2014-08-06 18:11    26  *******
  26    2014-08-06 18:12    27  ********
  27    2014-08-06 18:13    28  *********
  28    2014-08-06 18:14    28  *********
  29    2014-08-06 18:15    29  **********
  30    2014-08-06 18:16    30  ***********
  31    2014-08-06 18:17    30  ***********
  32    2014-08-06 18:18    31  ************
  33    2014-08-06 18:19    31  ************
  34    2014-08-06 18:20    32  *************
  35    2014-08-06 18:21    32  *************
  36    2014-08-06 18:22    33  **************
  37    2014-08-06 18:23    33  **************
  38    2014-08-06 18:24    33  **************
  39    2014-08-06 18:25    34  ***************
 ...    ..(  3 skipped).    ..  ***************
  43    2014-08-06 18:29    34  ***************
  44    2014-08-06 18:30    35  ****************
 ...    ..(  7 skipped).    ..  ****************
  52    2014-08-06 18:38    35  ****************
  53    2014-08-06 18:39    36  *****************
 ...    ..( 30 skipped).    ..  *****************
  84    2014-08-06 19:10    36  *****************
  85    2014-08-06 19:11    35  ****************
 ...    ..(  5 skipped).    ..  ****************
  91    2014-08-06 19:17    35  ****************
  92    2014-08-06 19:18    28  *********
  93    2014-08-06 19:19     ?  -
  94    2014-08-06 19:20    25  ******
  95    2014-08-06 19:21     ?  -
  96    2014-08-06 19:22    25  ******
  97    2014-08-06 19:23    36  *****************
  98    2014-08-06 19:24     ?  -
  99    2014-08-06 19:25    27  ********
 100    2014-08-06 19:26    27  ********
 101    2014-08-06 19:27     ?  -
 102    2014-08-06 19:28    27  ********
 103    2014-08-06 19:29    28  *********
 104    2014-08-06 19:30    29  **********
 
SCT Error Recovery Control:
           Read: Disabled
          Write: Disabled
 
Device Statistics (GP Log 0x04) not supported
 
SATA Phy Event Counters (GP Log 0x11)
ID      Size     Value  Description
0x000a  2            1  Device-to-host register FISes sent due to a COMRESET
0x0001  2            0  Command failed due to ICRC error
0x0003  2            0  R_ERR response for device-to-host data FIS
0x0004  2            0  R_ERR response for host-to-device data FIS
0x0006  2            0  R_ERR response for device-to-host non-data FIS
0x0007  2            0  R_ERR response for host-to-device non-data FIS
 
C:\>smartctl -l gplog,0x11 /dev/sdd
smartctl 6.3 2014-07-26 r3976 [i686-w64-mingw32-xp-sp3] (sf-6.3-1)
Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org
 
General Purpose Log 0x11 [SATA Phy Event Counters], Page 0-0 (of 1)
0000000: 00 00 00 00 0a 10 01 00 01 10 00 00 03 10 00 00 |................|
0000010: 04 10 00 00 06 10 00 00 07 10 00 00 00 10 00 00 |................|
0000020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000030: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000040: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000a0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000b0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000e0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000f0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000100: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000110: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000120: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000150: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000170: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
0000190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00001a0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00001b0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00001c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00001d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00001e0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00001f0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 70 |...............p|
 
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rlt2562
The Wizard of Speed and Time
Premium
join:2002-12-23
Haughton, LA
kudos:1
Wow, this device from Plugable is impressive. Koitsu, thank you for posting this! $25 sounds too good to be true, but 352 out of 443 Amazon reviews give it 5 stars. I don't need it at the moment, but like I always say: It's better to have it, and not need it, than need it, and not have it....
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Boricua
Premium
join:2002-01-26
Sacramuerto
reply to koitsu
Thanks, koitsu See Profile. I appreciate your review and have been thinking about getting something like this for some time. One question, I have HDDs that are not functional, will this be able to see what's inside? I have one from my sister, when hers died years ago, and she's got family pictures on them. I haven't even attempted to retrieve them but was hoping to find a device (like this one) that can help me to access the data.

EDIT to add: I just saw your link and was hoping for IDE as those are the ones that have gone bad.
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koitsu
Premium,MVM
join:2002-07-16
Mountain View, CA
kudos:23
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No, the Plugable device in question does not support PATA (a for-sure giveaway is the fact that you cannot hot-swap PATA). There are devices out there that are PATA/USB bridges, but whether or not they provide full transparency like the aforementioned Plugable device is unknown. There are other devices (see here too) like the Plugable device that can provide similar transparency, but in my experience when buying "generic consumer stuff" it's a complete crap shoot as to what you get and how the underlying bridge chip behaves. Just look at the charts (2nd link) and you'll see what I mean. Most vendors do not disclose this kind of information on the box or on their site, they simply just say "Buy our magic thingus that lets you hook SATA drives to USB!!!" and nothing else.

"Not functional" is too vague for me to answer the question accurately, I'm sorry to say. If they don't spin up entirely, spin up but can't seek and find sector 0, or spin up and find sector 0 but all I/O fails/times out, then the problem is purely mechanical and requires a data recovery company (read: no software can address or work around those types of problems).

If they spin up and I/O works but have inaccessible LBAs, then the situation still varies but it may be possible to use software-based data recovery to get some of the data off the drive. The device I listed off could be used for that, yes, but different models of drives behave differently. For example, I have a Samsung HD103UJ that acts incredibly bizarre (no matter what it's attached to), where upon criteria I have never been able to determine, it simply returns uncorrectable errors on any I/O (to any LBA) until a power cycle. What LBA causes this is completely random.

I've attached a screenshot of some bad disks I have and their conditions, to give you some idea of the variance in behaviour. "A disk acting weird" is not enough information for someone to give a yes/no answer; data recovery is a very complex task and should be left to someone who actually knows how a disk operates/behaves, and have familiarity with that model of drive.
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joewho
Premium
join:2004-08-20
Dundee, IL
reply to ttiiggy
Make room on the other computer and transfer through the network.

ZSlam

join:2013-01-06
Canada
reply to ttiiggy
Wouldn't going to the local electronics big box store and buying an empty enclosure work? Connect via USB 3.0 and transfer the files?