[SOLVED] Seeing what I can do with an old HDD

howtobeironic

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So, I have this one old HDD, which got some corrupt sectors (supposedly soft), and I restored the most important data on it. I still have a few files that would be good to recover from it, not like it is crucial. Yes, should have backed them up all, but I was in that weird situation that I had no medium to back it up on (500 GB hard drive, and all I had besides it was 120)

Short-short, I want to:
1)Pinpoint the places where the corruption hit in the drive (aka which files are corrupt) and also find an easy way to get clean files out

2)Zero-nuke the HDD to see if the corruption was in fact soft, HDD is nearly disposable in the time being, I have bought new HDD's.

Thanks for the help
 

howtobeironic

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Already ran chkdsk. It finds corruption but unable to fix them, that's why I am opting for a zero nuke.

The drive is a Samsung/Seagate mid-product (it has both Samsung and Seagate logos on them but none of their tools seem to even detect the drive as their brand) It should be a HM500JI model, if I remember it right.
 

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