I just lost my secondary HDD after a reboot. Five days ago an external HDD stopped functioning. Something doesn’t smell right! When I looked at it in KDE Partition Manager, it says it has no mounting point. When I try to mount it, I get this error:
An error occurred while accessing ‘New Volume’, the system responded: The requested operation has failed: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /run/media/steellaptop1/New Volume: Unknown error when mounting /dev/sdb1
I tried to force mount with this:
sudo mkdir /mnt/harddrive
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/harddrive
And got this:
~ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/harddrive 32 ✘
$MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 3).
Failed to mount ‘/dev/sdb1’: Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it’s a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the ‘dmraid’ documentation
for more details.
I desperately need my data on this drive. I have a SSD for my OS, and the rest I put on this drive. I find it really odd that five days ago one of my 8TB External HDD’s stopped mounting as well.
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do you have dual boot?
Did you shutdown Windows properly last time you used it, it you do??
Unfortunately I do not have Windows on this laptop. Do you know what would cause such an error? Two drives in a few days out of the blue? Actually, come to think of it. I did have to force it to shut down. I am trying out the free version of Proton VPN and it is playing havoc with my computer sometimes. Does not wan to disengage, and this time wouldn’t let me do anything but hold the power button until it shut down.
Usually you get some warning signs - like ratling and clicking noises - slow access.
Spinning disks in enclosures are very sensitive to the impact from a fall.
If the disks is from the same batch - they usually fail at the same time.
I have tried a complete 5disk array failure due to the disks being from the same batch. The failure appeared after a clean shutdown due to a thunderstorm - when I booted the NAS the next day - it was dead.
The data on the disks was vital to my business at the time so I paid a recovery specialist - that didn’t come cheap.
Paid or free - it is the same software - it is your login which matters.
The reason your system stopped responding was not ProtonVPN but your disk failing. Of course I cannot be sure - but it is a likely scenario.
Disks - espcially spinning disks - don’t last forever.
Well CRAP! I had most of my data back up on my external back up drive…you know…the one that failed first! Not my day, my month or even my year! Thank you guys for your help. I need to get some sleep and hope the future looks brighter in the morning. I needed this on top of everything else like I need a hole in my head!