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Failing Drive

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Hey again, I'm having trouble with a friends failing HD getting some pictured off of hit before I smash it with the sledge (its the 3rd maxtor I have seen fail within a 5 year lifespan). Usually I get by without trouble, but I fear this particular drive has been in use too long and is a lot farther gone than the others. I am getting into the drive (set as a slave to my boot drive, both are SATA onboard). The slave is recognised in BIOS and windows, but when I try to transfer any data, it give me an I/O error (I dont remember exactly what it said). If anyone has any idea how to help or needs more info, the help would be appreciated!
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I have had problems with I/O errors when i used a AMD computer to try accessing slaved HD's( installed just to do what you are doing) that were originally in Intel cpu computers. I have no explaination for this and it does not always happen with every HD but it has happened 3 times now. So i would try using a same cpu computer to recover the data if possible. It did work for me.

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