Samsung HD out of Panasonic recorder not recognized in PC

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Subject: Samsung HD out of Panasonic recorder not recognized in PC
Posted by:  varkensvo‚Ķ@hotmail.com
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012

Hi everyone,

I have an Panasonic DMR-EH60, the harddisk of which has been
accidentally formatted.

I have some pretty good clues as how I could retrieve the lost data,
provided I can rip the data from the HDD.

Please note I *know* the filesystem is likely not FAT, neither plain
ext2/ext3, neither plain UDF. That's not the point at this stage. I
simply can't access the bits (sectors if you want).

The HDD is a Samsung HA200JC (PATA) and appears as a perfectly normal
commercial one for PC's.

But no way it got detected in my BIOS or an external enclosure. Of
course I messed around with all the usual 'slave'/'master'/'cable
detect' settings, but no help.

In my BIOS the model is recognized, but it doesn't get the geometry
parameters, making it useless.

Note also that the HDD is not defect : it works before and after in
the Panasonic recorder.

Desperately seeking for any clues.

Jon

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