This drive was posted to us after the customer started to format the drive by mistake, although he did say he stopped the format after about 30 seconds when he realised his mistake.
Here’s the drive. We connected the drive to our imager to make a copy of the hard drive before hoping to use R Studio software to extract whatever data we could find.
As you can see in the picture this wasn’t just a format mistake, we have bad sectors (granted not alot) but an indication that failure of the drive is just around the corner, this drive should copy at around 80000kbs, its only reaching 56223kbs.
Only 2 hours to go and then we can work from the copy of the customers drive just in case anything goes wrong, at the moment we are extracting the customer data using R Studio and will update a file list when complete.