Buslink Hard Drive sat on a wall...

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Buslink Hard Drive sat on a wall...

Post by Lucretius » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:34 am

Buslink Hard drive had a great fall.
All the teacher's student's and all of their friends
couldn't put Buslink together again.

So here's the poop: My photo teacher as an external hard drive. A Buslink Fire Wire Hard Drive. Model: MFW26, Serial No: 0Q4A0. Sadly it got droped, hard. The front panel fell/broke off and here's the weird thing. You plug the power for it in...and the "access" and "power" lights turn on. You plug th fire wire cable into it and a compy and it turns off. The compy can't read the drive. Any ideas what we can do to salvage this drive or at least the data on it?
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Post by Wayne Venomous » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:09 am

99 Buslink hard drives on the wall
99 Buslink hard drives,
Knock one down
gets smashed on the ground
98 Buslink hard drives on the wall

Sorry, that's not much help is it? :oops:
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Post by Sparkfist » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:18 am

You may have to have it sent to the manufacture or the a shop to (see if it can be) fixed. The thing is if that hard drive was on and accessing at the time of the drop, chances are that thing is dead. You know scratches in the pallet(s).

I hope you get the thing fixed. If not tell the teacher to run out and buy a 160GB USB hard drive, they're like $30 now.
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Post by bicostp » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:43 am

If you can open the drive, it may just be a standard IDE hard drive in there. (or maybe a laptop drive.)

If so, pull it out and hook it up as an internal drive on another machine. (or in the case of a laptop hard drive, you may need an adapter.) Then you can try running CHKDSK on it to see if it can recover any of the data.

But if that fails, and the information on it is extremely vital, you caneither send it back to the manufacturer, or you can send it off to a data recovery place like DriveSavers. http://www.drivesavers.com/ (They've been around for years, and have a good reputation.)

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Post by Super Mulletman » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:29 pm

Sparkfist wrote:If not tell the teacher to run out and buy a 160GB USB hard drive, they're like $30 now.
Where?!

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Post by SpongeBuell » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:13 pm

watch the ads in your Sunday paper, there are times when you can get lucky. CompUSA and Bestbuy are good ones, as well as Micro Center for the occasional thing or two.
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Post by Skyone » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:36 pm

Sparkfist wrote:If not tell the teacher to run out and buy a 160GB USB hard drive, they're like $30 now.
They're atleast $200 but ok.

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Post by x24 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:52 pm

actually Ive seen 250GB for alittle over $100 so hes probably right..

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Post by Sparkfist » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:53 pm

http://www.salescircular.com/mi/computer/hdiskp.shtml

Wow look at that a $30 100GB hard drive, sure is close enough.

Try www.salescircular.com for all local deals. That's how I found a 512MB Compactflash for $20.
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Post by SpongeBuell » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:24 pm

Sparkfist wrote:http://www.salescircular.com/mi/computer/hdiskp.shtml

Wow look at that a $30 100GB hard drive, sure is close enough.
But that's an internal... I think that in a case like this, an external would be best (some schools may not want you to open the computers up)
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Post by Radon199 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:59 pm

Ya the HRSB (Halifax Region School Board) won't let anyone but the tech teachers service the PCs and because of this rule were not allowed to take old PCs. The school is required to throw out all the old PCs so I ended up helping my Software applications teacher throw out 30+ 400 mhz PCs they had in storage. Strait to the dumpster. :cry:
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Post by sniper_spike » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:04 pm

R.I.P. Poor computers. Ripped away from this world at their prime...
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Post by Kurt_ » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:07 pm

We just bought a 250Gb hard drive from some palce around here for 100-150$ CAD
Hey, sup?

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Post by bicostp » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:22 pm

Radon199 wrote:Ya the HRSB (Halifax Region School Board) won't let anyone but the tech teachers service the PCs and because of this rule were not allowed to take old PCs. The school is required to throw out all the old PCs so I ended up helping my Software applications teacher throw out 30+ 400 mhz PCs they had in storage. Strait to the dumpster. :cry:
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Post by HK-47 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:22 pm

I got a 300 gb one for $160 normal price... (canadian $)

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