hd data recovery

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  1. TmoneySJU

    TmoneySJU New Member

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    does anyone know what the process is when you send a hd to a data recovery place? I'm curious because I have the dreaded "clicking" noise on a hd i used to store all my music. Obviously it's expensive as hell, just curious as to what the place actually does when you send it to them.
     
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    "So, what can you do when something like an power outage or surge fries your precious hard drive? You just lost all data! You can't exactly just remove the problem. It isn't like a virus infection, obviously. Well, you have two options. You can try to manual transport the platters from the toasted hard drive into another similar model and try to recover data that way. However, when you crack open the seal open there is a chance of jarring the hard drive so that it becomes misaligned. The second problem comes with the actual move. When platters are inserted into a hard drive, machines calculate the alignment so that they can be readable. If you were to manually insert them into another hard drive, the platters most likely won't be aligned correctly, which means that when the hard drive starts up; you have caused data to be corrupted because of the misalignment, eliminating any chance of future recovery. This option is further limited if you have a problem like a reading head crash, particularly if you don't have the software or equipment, and if you do these things yourself outside a clean room, you may actually be making it harder to recover the data, because devices, such as platters, are now exposed and in jeopardy. Aside from that you automatically void the warranty on both drives because they have been opened.

    The second option is to hand the drive over to a data recovery company, such as Ontrack Data Recovery. These companies have specialists that take apart a hard drive in their clean rooms and extract data with their equipment and specialized software. If a platter is shattered, there is still a possibility of recovery. An additional plus is that the hard drive warranty stays intact because these data recovery companies have agreements with the hard drive manufacturers. When you are shop around, be sure to check if your hard drive manufacturer has certified the data recovery company. "
     

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