Recovering data from a dead hard drive
Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:18 PM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:31 PM
to paraphrase Miracle Max from Princess Bride "See, there's a big difference between mostly dead, and all dead. Now, mostly dead: (it's) slightly alive. All dead, well, with all dead, there's usually only one thing that you can do..."
Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:46 PM
Edited by dnrflorence, 28 June 2006 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 07:19 PM
IS it there?
Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:56 PM
Maybe if you described the symptoms of the death? I have had drives die, and simply rebooting them 100 times brought it up once long enough to recover data.
Posted 29 June 2006 - 05:24 PM
Posted 29 June 2006 - 06:13 PM
Might want to try the old harddrive in the freezer bag in the freezer for an hour or two, then plug it in
Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:36 PM
Posted 29 June 2006 - 09:18 PM
Place the drive in a freezer bag, and then in the freezer for about two hours. Then place the drive back in while it is still cold.
If the motor, head, or platter is stuck, this can often free it long enough to get your data. Old tech trick
Posted 30 June 2006 - 04:55 AM
Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:18 PM
Posted 30 June 2006 - 10:28 PM
So, to answer, this is not a last resort thing....it is the next to last resort thing.
After that, I would connected it to the pc as a slave and just keep booting over and over and over.
If you want to spend a couple thousand, there are services that will take the drive in a clean room, and rebuild it to recover data
Posted 01 July 2006 - 05:12 AM
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