USB 3.0 External 3.5 Drive removed from case, and now not recognized file system

dannylee11

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Apr 9, 2016
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**Update Edit** I downloaded the trial version of "M3 RAW Drive Recovery". With the hard drive in the case, this program is able to see all my files, and claims that it can fix the drive... for the low price of $60.


I bought a cheap AmazonBasic 3TB External Hard Drive from amazon a couple of years ago.

The back usb connector on the hard drive case began coming lose, and i would frequently lose connection to the hard drive.

Eventually it became such a nuisance that i bought a new external case. I removed the hard drive from the other case, then plugged it into the new case.

In the new case, it will not recognize by windows. It pops up and says i need to format the drive. Then says:

G:\ is not accessible

The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
Please make sure that all the required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.

So i freaked out, because i have a lot of data on here that i would rather not lose.

So i plugged it back into the original external case that came with it. And after wiggling the wire for 10 minutes it finally got a connection and loaded right up... no problems at all. Read all my files and there was not more error.

But as fate would have it, i lost connection again, and could never restore it... And the connector has not came off.

So why is this? And how can i fix this so my drive is recognized in it's new case?
 

ArtPog

Admirable
Are you using a desktop PC? If so (or another desktop PC is available to you), install the HDD in that system and hopefully you can access its files. If you do it's probably best for safety's sake to either copy the files to another internal drive in the system (assuming the necessary disk-space is available) or perhaps better yet, copy the files to another installed empty HDD in the PC or to another USB external HDD.

If you're using a laptop then another option would be one of those SATA-to-USB external adapters that are so prevalent on the market.
 

ArtPog

Admirable
Are you using a desktop PC? If so (or another desktop PC is available to you), install the HDD in that system and hopefully you can access its files. If you do it's probably best for safety's sake to either copy the files to another internal drive in the system (assuming the necessary disk-space is available) or perhaps better yet, copy the files to another installed empty HDD in the PC or to another USB external HDD.

If you're using a laptop then another option would be one of those SATA-to-USB external adapters that are so prevalent on the market.
 

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