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What would cause a 320Gb hard drive to report as 2.2Tb?
posted by unSane to computers & internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am attempting to recover files from a friend's HD. It is a 320 Gb WD Caviar but is reporting as 2.2Tb. It was originally formatted with HFS+ but now none of the utilities I've tried (FileSalvage, Data Rescue, R-Studio, Drive Genius) can find any directory info and the transfer rate is so slow that a deep scan will take about 100 days.
I'm on the verge of telling my friends to take it to a professional data recovery facility who can physically rebuild the drive if necessary (10 years worth of photos, don't ask) but would appreciate insight as to what kind of a problem this is. The drive is quiet and not making any horrible sounds right now during reads.
The actual read speed reported by utilities is in the 12-14 mb/s range over USB 2.0.