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i have had a number of hard drives come in to my shop recently with the same problem ie. all had lost format ntfs and were showing up as raw has anybody out there come accross similar issue or know what is the cause

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This is something I have only seen with HDD used in External Enclosures

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to hard drives

It comes about from Improper Use by not being shut down correctly, though I suppose if you where to pull the Power Lead on a computer all the time it could happen there as well.

You need to dismount the HDD from the OS before shutting down it's power or pulling the plug and under Windows this is achieved by using the Safely Remove Option. Internal Drives are shut down by the Software when you turn off the OS so it shouldn't happen when fitted internally.

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