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you_silly_mortals

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One of my data storage hard drive started making a clicking noise at regular intervals. The possibility of hard drive failure hadn't occured to me untill after I restarted to see if that would help and Windows couldn't find the drive. Anyway, is there a way to salvage the data or the hard drive; or am I in the market for a new one?
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If the drive has suffered a mechanical failure it's future is destined only for the scrap yard or use as a door stop. Chances of getting data off it become slim if not impossible (and painfully expensive with no guarantees). Far quicker and cheaper to replace it.
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Thanks for the info, I pretty much knew the answer already but just wanted to confirm.
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