A relative requested me to take a look at a Seagate 2TB exterior arduous drive of theirs that they stated used to work and now not does. I popped it into my desktop and nothing occurred for some time apart from it displaying up (with an applicable title) in
After about 10 minutes I used
ls dev | grep sd and noticed that it lastly got here up as /dev/sdc, so I attempted to view it in
fdisk -l, nevertheless it was not listed. I figured possibly it was a GPT desk so I opened it in GParted, nevertheless it was taking without end to load so I attempted
lsblk the place I bought this:
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 111.8G Zero disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 108G Zero half / ├─sda2 8:2 0 1K Zero half └─sda5 8:5 0 3.8G Zero half [SWAP] sdb 8:16 0 1.8T Zero disk └─sdb1 8:17 0 1.8T Zero half sdc 8:32 0 128P Zero disk sr0 11:0 1 1024M Zero rom
Now both my relative is in some way in possession of the most important drive recognized to man, or one thing VERY unusual has occurred. Assuming the latter, is there any manner I may go about fixing this difficulty?
A bit additional observe: I attempted opening the drive with GParted once more, this time ready for it to load, and it too believed the drive to comprise 128 PB of unallocated house, so that is one thing inner. Additionally, clearly there aren’t any partitions detected, and I already informed my relative there’s doubtless nothing that may be achieved in regards to the knowledge on it, which they stated they did not care about anyway, they simply need the drive to be usable once more.