2 TB external HD does not mount any more. How to save it's data?

compdoc compdoc at hotrodpc.com
Tue Dec 16 15:24:17 UTC 2014

> It is crystal clear to me that the device needs to be reformatted in order
to get it functional again.


There's a good chance the drive is dead. If possible, use the smartctl -a
command to view what's going on with the drive. However, in order to see
SMART info, it has to be enabled in the computer's bios. 


Drive's should never require occasional formatting to make them work.



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