Convert Seagate Barracuda hard drive to backup - Page 2
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 28
Like Tree40Likes

Thread: Convert Seagate Barracuda hard drive to backup

  1. #11
    Moderator

    Member #
    17036
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Out and about
    Posts
    16,579
    Liked
    22359 times
    Quote Originally Posted by bobbojama View Post
    Rather than mess with a corrupted/diseased hard drive I would spend $50.00 on this. If you are determined to use the old hard drive you need to format it (maybe 3 or 4 times) to wipe it clean, then set int up for the type of file system, NTFS or FAT32, needed for your computer.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bipra-Externa...SIN=B005DZRWEE

    This. Why use a failed drive for a fail-safe back-up?
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip

  2. #12
    Super Moderator

    Member #
    5628
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    30,973
    Liked
    39230 times
    Quote Originally Posted by russinator View Post
    You can probably get a new WD My Book external HD for less than having it done if you are unsure about doing it yourself. There are other brands. I have two Western Digitals.
    Quote Originally Posted by bobbojama View Post
    Rather than mess with a corrupted/diseased hard drive I would spend $50.00 on this. If you are determined to use the old hard drive you need to format it (maybe 3 or 4 times) to wipe it clean, then set int up for the type of file system, NTFS or FAT32, needed for your computer.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bipra-Externa...SIN=B005DZRWEE
    I'm in this camp...an enclosure will be 10-15 bucks. A new 500g -1TB HDD can run 50-80 bucks...

    Problems trying to create a new HDD from an older one...Priceless.
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Member #
    1005
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Alabama Foothills
    Posts
    12,669
    Liked
    10980 times
    You are probably better off getting a new external drive, that way you don't have to worry about the interface. If you still want to wipe it, the best idea I have read so far is to use a Linux based drive recovery/maintenance OS on a USB to clean the drive. It is highly unlikely that any trojan, worm or virus will be able to infect that Linux OS, and being Linux you can format and wipe that drive several different ways to completely wipe it. Then again Hillary recommends BleachBit. Clonezilla has a new release and Gparted is an old distro that works well.

    COSTCO and SAMS usually have cheap external drives at good prices.
    Battle of Wanat: 10 years ago last 13 July, 1LT Brostram was killed in combat killing the last enemy combatant in the outpost. The LT went to the point of decision and made the difference that turned the tide of the battle. The original investigation found the Bde Cmdr, the Bn Cmdr and the Co Cmdr at fault for dereliction of duty. If you want to see what a sarcastic silver star citation reads like, pull up the company commander's silver star.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TaurusArmed.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #14
    Senior Member
    Member #
    47507
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,607
    Liked
    1102 times
    If all you want to do is reformat it, you can probably do that yourself.
    If you want to try and retrieve any data on it before you reformat it, you'll want to take it to a professional data retrieval shop.
    They can get stuff that ordinary computer stores cannot.

  6. #15
    Senior Member
    Member #
    44943
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    506
    Liked
    569 times
    I'm with the camp that says get a new external hard drive. Check newegg or amazon. External drives are not expensive these days. I wouldn't trust a recycled and quite old hard drive for backups.
    Czechbikr and jwc007 like this.

  7. #16
    Senior Member
    Member #
    30297
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wake County, NC
    Posts
    2,909
    Liked
    5443 times
    That is one OLD drive. Shame to put money and work into it to have it die shortly.

    I'd just bite the bullet and grab a new one. You'll have better technology and something faster.
    Nice thing about the solid state drives versus the old spinning disk, you drop the solid state
    and 99% chance it'll be fine. They're not delicate the like spinning disks are.

    I've got an issue throwing out old computer stuff. Stuff really still works but I finally have to
    honestly look at something and admit there is no practical application for it.

    All the Best,
    D. White
    jwc007 and Boheeber like this.
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual
    rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand

  8. #17
    Super Moderator

    Member #
    5628
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    30,973
    Liked
    39230 times
    Quote Originally Posted by russinator View Post
    You can probably get a new WD My Book external HD for less than having it done if you are unsure about doing it yourself. There are other brands. I have two Western Digitals.
    Quote Originally Posted by dwhite View Post
    That is one OLD drive. Shame to put money and work into it to have it die shortly.

    I'd just bite the bullet and grab a new one. You'll have better technology and something faster.
    Nice thing about the solid state drives versus the old spinning disk, you drop the solid state
    and 99% chance it'll be fine. They're not delicate the like spinning disks are.

    I've got an issue throwing out old computer stuff. Stuff really still works but I finally have to
    honestly look at something and admit there is no practical application for it.

    All the Best,
    D. White
    Tell me about THAT! I have a NIB DVD ROM 16x drive that I bought not seeing that it wasn't R/W. Also a bunch of 3.5 floppies...NIB
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

  9. #18
    Senior Member
    Member #
    30297
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wake County, NC
    Posts
    2,909
    Liked
    5443 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Tell me about THAT! I have a NIB DVD ROM 16x drive that I bought not seeing that it wasn't R/W. Also a bunch of 3.5 floppies...NIB
    Right there with you.

    Not sure what the source code is for but I hate to get rid of it.

    Name:  floppies.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  1.90 MB

    All the Best,
    D. White
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual
    rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand

  10. #19
    Moderator

    Member #
    17036
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Out and about
    Posts
    16,579
    Liked
    22359 times
    Quote Originally Posted by dwhite View Post
    Right there with you.

    Not sure what the source code is for but I hate to get rid of it.

    Name:  floppies.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  1.90 MB

    All the Best,
    D. White
    Tandy! LOL! Those from your "Trash-80"?
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip

  11. #20
    Administrator

    Member #
    107
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rockford, Illinois
    Posts
    16,417
    Liked
    21053 times
    IDE Drive??? There are some things that should be passed on and allowed to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    One thing I didn't say about SSD drives. They are pretty much built like thumb drives, they're not standard hard drives at all in the sense of a metallic disk spinning, and an arm reading data. They read the data kinda like thumb drive technology and thus they generally are much faster than a standard hard drive. The drawback is, that whenever they do konk out, they are GONE. I mean, no recovery at all. If that is a deal killer for you, then you should get a regular hard drive.
    There is a way around that. Typically, what I do is install the Operating System on an SSD, typically a 180 or 240 GB Drive, and install a secondary storage Drive that is a one or two terrabyte conventional mechanical Hard Drive. Most Tower PC's can have more than one Drive installed. Simply copy/store Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video on the Storage Drive. The conventional Hard Drive will last a long time, only being used for Storage and not the Operating System.

    On a Laptop, installing a secondary storage drive usually involves sacrificing the CD/DVD Drive area, but not always. It's often best to use an External Storage Drive or Flash/Thumb Drives for Laptops, for Data you would like to keep.
    On Laptops, I always install an SSD for the Primary/Operating System/C Drive.
    "Easy is the path to wisdom for those not blinded by ego." - Yoda

    For all of those killed by a 9mm: "Get up! You are not dead! You were shot with a useless cartridge!"

 

 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New | Subscribed Threads | My Threads | My Posts

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •