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I have an external drive that will not mount or get recognised, how can I get access to this, it has all my files and music and I'd really like to access this drive.

[15878.044195] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf]  
[15878.044198] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[15878.044200] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf]  
[15878.044203] Sense Key : Hardware Error [current] 
[15878.044207] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf]  
[15878.044210] Add. Sense: No additional sense information
[15878.044213] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf] CDB: 
[15878.044215] Read(10): 28 00 00 00 00 63 00 00 04 00
[15878.044226] end_request: I/O error, dev sdf, sector 99
[15878.044231] Buffer I/O error on device sdf1, logical block 9
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Please run dmesg | tail directly after plugging in your hard drive and add the output of that command to your post. –  drc Dec 2 '13 at 15:23
Would that be entered via the terminal –  user221381 Dec 2 '13 at 15:27
Please add that info to your post using the edit function, it's hardly readable in a small comment box. Also, I'm afraid this looks like a hardware failure. –  drc Dec 2 '13 at 15:40
Ok, thanks anyway, if it's a hardware failure, I've lost it –  user221381 Dec 2 '13 at 15:41
also please type sudo fdisk -l in terminal and post the result. wait for the dollar sign to reappear (user@host:~$) it may take up to five minutes! and tell me; what is the size of the hard disk? –  Mina Michael Dec 4 '13 at 16:23

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