When I mount a harddrive to my computer, then it tells me I've got to format it, before using it. I know that I once used it as a normal hd and it still contains data. As I've found out, the mfr could be broken. What else could it be? And still - is there any chance in recovering it on my own?
Edit 1: Further information:
fdisk -l /dev/sdd Disk /dev/sdd: 400.1 GB, 400088457216 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 48641 cylinders, total 781422768 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x2836e887 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdd1 63 93801897 46900917+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdd2 104857261 781420751 338281745+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sdd5 104857263 314572607 104857672+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA) /dev/sdd6 314572671 524288015 104857672+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA) /dev/sdd7 524288079 734003423 104857672+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA) /dev/sdd8 734003487 781420751 23708632+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA)
As sdd1 is not a problem at all. This one runs normally.
Now some information after running
Warning: Incorrect number of heads/cylinder 16 (NTFS) != 255 (HD) HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 5838 228 54 93801825
As mentioned as a comment a little below, I already made
dd on the devices. So I got the binary files now. But what's next? How to find out if there are files inside those copys?