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Moving internal SATA to external USB failed

by antwake / November 11, 2008 3:10 AM PST

hi everyone
I used to have a SATA HD (dynamic) internally connected in my PC.

I decided that I wanted to make it portable so I purchased an external USB/SATA enclosure, threw it in and plugged the USB connector on my PC.

Problem : in the Disk Management utility, it shows the disk but with a red cross and says "Failed". And sadly, it says that it's 100% space free.
My only option (right click) is to "Delete Volume"

Is there any way to recover my data or am I condemned to erase it?

thanks in advance.

Windows XP Pro SP2

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Ouch. Dynamic disks are not fun.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2008 3:53 AM PST
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so... no other option?
by antwake / November 11, 2008 4:00 AM PST

I already backed-up my disk.

But I thought there would be a work around instead of the "Delete Volume" option.

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I would have said yes but you wrote dynamic disk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2008 4:02 AM PST
In reply to: so... no other option?

I'll share this. I tested such years ago and it hurt then. Now I just commiserate about the issues and don't use this feature.

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