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  • Recover files from Dead Edit drive

    Posted by Jim Watt on September 29, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I’m editing a 1 hr program using as my main edit drive an 8 TB Thunderbolt G-Raid.  This morning it would not power up, nor of course mount.  Checked the power supply and it’s fine.  Can I take the two drives from the g-Raid and put them in another enclosure to recover the video files?  I’m editing on location in Costa Rica so availble support is not so much so.  The video files are backed up on another drive, so in theory I could rebuild from them, but it would be great if I could just recover all the work rather than relink, etc..  Any other suggestions or ideas would be great.  The drives are stripped Raid 0.


    Jeff Pulera replied 4 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Brent Marginet

    September 29, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    While it’s possible that this may work if the Hard Drives haven’t failed themselves, this is something that could make things even worse for your data. If you put the HD’s into another brand of enclosure and the RAID Controller doesn’t recognize the Partition Tables or Type it can try to reconstruct them and thereby make your Data completely non retrievable.

    I would be inclined to try another Power Supply especially if it’s an external PSU. If you had tested the Power Supply with a volt meter then there is no load on it and so this is not a true test as to whether it’s good or not. It may test fine with a multimeter but fail under load.

    \”MY MEDIA/PROJECT MOTTO: If you think three copies of your Media or Projects are enough. Take a moment to place a value on them and then maybe add two more. Hard Drives are now stupidly cheap. A RE-SHOOT AND YOUR TIME AREN\’T.\”

  • Jeff Pulera

    September 30, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    I’d only move the drives to another G-RAID enclosure as the RAID 0 is a hardware RAID done inside the enclosure so I don’t know what else is going to read them assuming drives are good.



    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

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