I recently had a problem with my laptop. when I booted up the machine, I would get a SMART failure error message and when I pressed F1 to continue, it would take a very long time to boot and it would come back to the same error message again.
Thinking that my hard disk was dying, I bought a new hard disk and installed on my laptop and so now my laptop is alright.
However I need to recover data from that old hard disk, so I bought an external hard disk case and placed the old hard disk onto the case and connected to my laptop with USB.
The first few times when I connected, I could see the files from the old hard disk and managed to copy some files over although it took extremely long to transfer. But now whenever I connect to the old hard disk, after a few minutes, my laptop will crash and re-boot.
Do you think my old hard disk is dead beyond repair? Or you can offer some help here?
Any assistance would be appreciated!