Data recovery off a 2.5 inch drive...

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  1. Deevan

    Deevan Active Member

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    So I have a dying drive. I heard spinrite is pretty good for data recovery, but I don't wanna pay the 90 bucks for it. Are there any comparable open source or freeware solutions for it? Basically I jsut wanna dump the docs and settings folder to a usb drive.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    No, not really. I have had good luck with Acronis True Image being able to read as much as possible off a dying drive. I used to use Ghost to clone dying drives but the last one choked Ghost while True Image did it very quickly. You can get a 15 trial at their web site. Or buy (and download) from Newegg for $30.
     
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    Their trial isn't one of those "this is what the software COULD do, LOL!" trials, is it? Or will it actually recover the data?
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    It'll clone a drive just fine. Its not a data recovery program per se but it did manage to clone a failing disk when Ghost, even with force cloning enabled, failed.
     
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    Ok, I've never had success with Ghost, LOL.

    Now I gotta buy a 2.5" enclosure. :hs:

    I'll let you know how it pans out, this disc is barely spinning up I think it experienced some "physical" trauma.
     
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    True image did not see the data because it looks like the partition table was damaged. Trying spinrite later today.
     
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    Nope did not work.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Maybe if you can find a working copy of "recover my files".

    It can pull data back even after a format.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    what are the symptoms of the drive going dead? is it clicking or constantly trying to spin up or is it not being recognized?
     

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