I have a WD 3TB external drive I used with Windows 7 just fine, and now want to use it on my laptop as a FTP accessible drive.
For some reason though I cannot mount it (I get an error when attaching it already).
The error I get is
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. etc...
after I used first
sudo ntfsfix -b -d /dev/sdb1
which resulted in no bad clusters, and processed successfully.
Then I followed the steps described in http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1307581.html but still was not able to get the harddrive to work on Ubuntu. I did try the chkdsk /f, and that said there were around 300 MB of system files on the drive, but I cannot find them on Windows, and Ubuntu won't mount, so I cannot check if there is something hidden on there.
Disk /dev/sdb: 3000.6 GB, 3000590401536 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 45600 cylinders, total 732566016 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x2052474d This doesn't look like a partition table Probably you selected the wrong device. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 ? 6579571 1924427647 3376425012 70 DiskSecure Multi-Boot /dev/sdb2 ? 1953251627 3771827541 2979336364 43 Unknown /dev/sdb3 ? 225735265 225735274 40 72 Unknown /dev/sdb4 2642411520 2642463409 207560 0 Empty Partition table entries are not in disk order
What am I doing wrong?