How to backup ext 1tb after usb port broke

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Mar 5, 2011
  1. hempin
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    first off thank you to any and all help. i went into my bag where my WD essential 1 tb and the usb port had broke from leaving a cable that was connected and now my harddrive reads "needs to be initialized" after connecting in a enclosure, but when i tried to solder it, my pc recognized the drive ... i saw my games and then the power went out.. i'm just checking if there's a quick solution to renaming my harddrive with a letter or recognizing my harddrive without a letter since the sata adapter seemed to have memorized the original letter "O".
     
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    WOW. Soldering?!?

    Why not just replace the USB cable?
     
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    because the usb pot literally sepearted from the board so i had to solder to reconnect but it worked for about 1 min before the power shut off.
     
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    The drive is plugged into the wall, right?
     
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    buy a new enclosure or attach it to a sata compliant computer/ buy an adapter and connect it to an IDE computer. either way good luck. fixing those adapter pieces inside the enclosures is a royal pain in the a**.
     
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    Next time take better care of the drive.

    Also, try one of those hard drives where you can swap out the cables. They're probably made to withstand more cable tugging/abuse.
     
  7. hempin
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    trust me fish, i'm already kicking myself in the rear but as far as replacing the enclosure or connect to another sata device because it doesn't recognize the letter of the drive. i've even taken apart a maxtor and another WD my book and still nada.. the best shot was the first attempt after resoldering the usb adapter. and yes it's plugged in
     
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    try looking at it with Norton partition magic or something of the likes while attached to another adapter.
     
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    i am trying i care data recovery to see if i can atleast list the files and or possibly transfer which is going to be hard since wbfs format is not recognized by windows.. so pissed at myself which now turns into a public service announcement.. "please unplug devices you aren't using"
     
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    I've already formatted mine before but if it's being seen in those recovery tools its stiil good try simply changing the drive letter with Partition magic or something.
     
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    simply use a Backup Manager that does not require the use of drive letters
    iirc wiimm's wit should work
     

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