Seagate 20G failure - file structure visible but not able to copy files

Seagate 20G failure - file structure visible but not able to copy files

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Posted by stu on March 29, 2002 at 19:01:07:

I've got a 20G seagate Barracuda (st3204201) thats just died (in a win 98 machine) and I'm wondering about what if any data recovery I can do (by myself - I'm not able to pay hundreds, and will just get a replacement when I've done everything I can on my own)
Seagates own diagnostic says the drive is defective and to return it.

The odd thing is that under both DOS and Win, on several different computers, I can see the directory structure and file names, and can copy small (up to 100k) files off the drive, but larger files give read errors.
On any access - even for displaying the file names - the drive will click away for a while before completing or failing.

I'm pretty resigned to having lost this data, but the fact that I can copy small files makes me wonder if there are some tricks that might work, that I don't know about.

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