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piddy352

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Can someone please give me some advice? My hard drive recently crashed before I made a backup. All my newborns pictures are on the drive and I need to try anything to get them off. I sent it to one company that only retrieved a few pics and I desperatly need a second opinion. Money is no object I just want to find the best out there to take a second look at it. Thanks for any advice , direction or contact.
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http://www.Ontrack.com

Note: They can get eXpEn$iVe, but, more often than not, they can retrieve your data.
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go piddy352. :D

I moved your topic/request for assistance to this part of the forum as you will be more likely to get further advice/responses.
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Thanks for the information it is greatly appreciaed I will give them a try.
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I worked on a computer where the SATA hard drive failed and wouldn't boot up. What worked for me to retrieve the data, was to buy an SATA-to-IDE adapter kit. The adapters are usually used to convert SATA to IDE, but they do work under some circumstances on failed hard drives. You can, as I did, use the adapter to access the drive from another working computer, where you can copy the important stuff to another storage device. I then used Windows formatting tool to format the drive as an external drive, making it usable again...I firmly suggest checking a HDD for bad sectors and other problems before using it again, you'll never really be able to trust the failed drive again, though.
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Tip: An adapter will not revive a dead hard drive.
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Yes you are correct, nothing will revive a dead HDD---but the adapters like I'm referring to will replace a failing controller card---nothing will help you if the platters are damaged, but I've found more often than not, it is the controller card, if not just the connection that has failed.
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