Is this HDD physically damaged?

user17452 1 Reputation point
2022-11-23T02:29:57.3+00:00

Is this HDD physically damaged?

There is a disk I want to recover data from. It is an internal SATA HDD. I plug power supply and data cable. I can physically hear the disk working and it appears in the Disk Management, but has no label.

When I try to initialize it with MBR, it sometimes says "Incorrect function" and sometimes says "A device which does not exist was specified" and sometimes the "initialize disk" option is disabled. The error message is consistent in one session, but after rebooting the error message changes randomly.

Diskpart output:

DISKPART> list disk  
  
  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt  
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---  
  Disk 0    Online          223 GB  1024 KB        *  
  Disk 1    Online             0 B      0 B  
  Disk 2    Online         3726 GB      0 B  
  Disk 3    Online         1863 GB      0 B  
  
DISKPART> select disk 1  
  
Disk 1 is now the selected disk.  
  
DISKPART> detail disk  
  
  
Disk ID: 00000000  
Type   : SATA  
Status : Online  
Path   : 1  
Target : 0  
LUN ID : 0  
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1700)#ATA(C01T00L00)  
Current Read-only State : No  
Read-only  : No  
Boot Disk  : No  
Pagefile Disk  : No  
Hibernation File Disk  : No  
Crashdump Disk  : No  
Clustered Disk  : No  
  
There are no volumes.  
  
DISKPART> convert mbr  
  
DiskPart has encountered an error: A device which does not exist was specified.  
See the System Event Log for more information.  

The error is sometimes "Incorrect function" (it is consistent with Disk Management).

Tried opening the disk with HxD, it opens the disk without any errors, but the size is displayed as 0 bytes.

Is there any other info/logs I need to provide to get a better help? Is this the right forum for this question?

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  1. Anonymous
    2022-11-23T02:33:04.84+00:00

    Best option may be to use the disk manufacturer diagnostic tools from their website.

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