recovering data from failed hard drive?

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  1. StretchNutz999

    StretchNutz999 New Member

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    anyone ever operated on a hard drive? had one fail recently and I need to get some data off of it. it was a hardware failure (began shutting off by itself and clicking/popping). Need to know if it's possible to get the data off the drive myself or pay a pro to do it. :wtc:
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    First plug it into another computer to make sure it's not a power supply issue. If the hard drive wasn't getting enough power, it would shut down as if it were dying.

    If that doesn't help, you're going to have to get a pro to do it; it sounds like the motor is dead, which can be compensated for by attaching an external motor, but only a pro is going to have the equipment to do that.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    pay and pray


    ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PLUG THE DRIVE IN ANY MORE!!!! IF IT'S CLICKING AND POPPING THEN IT CAN CAUSE EVEN WORSE FAILURE AND ELIMINATE CHANCES OF GETTING DATA BACK!!!
     
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    i doubt any software hdd recovery tools can help u since it seems like a hardware problem. i cant remeber but a while back oneof my hdd's w/ all my work realated files died on me and it was 600$ quota to get the data back( i never went throught with it cuz it wasn't like super super important, just time consuming)... so unless it is really really important data dont bother :/

    heres a website that offers no cost if they cant recover your data:

    http://www.vioplex.com/?gclid=CPuU7O2WiYcCFQpjUAodziS_bw

    gl
     
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    Ontrack will do it, $200 estimate and as much as $2000 to recover the data.
     
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    reverse hooooooooo

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    Believe it or not Ontrack is the armpit of data recovery. We used to use them as a partner for drive failures and they recovered nothing. Somewhat surprising when Ontrack is usually the first name you think about when recovering data. Great utilities tho :bigthumb:
     
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    Try these easy steps

    1. Place Hard Drive in zip lock bag
    2. Place drive in Freezer for 24 hours
    3. Plug hard drive into USB hard drive storage container
    4. Use the Software Get Data Back
    5. Enjoy your data, or get pissed off that it did not work.

    I have had good luck getting data back using this method.
     
  8. StretchNutz999

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    holy shit gonna give this a try, as I can't afford 600+ dollars to get my data back
     
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    Or you can just learn your lesson and back your data up from now on
     
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    StretchNutz999 New Member

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    I had been backing up critical files but hadn't done so in about 2 months. So I lost some photos (I'm an avid photographer) and some other crap I had downloaded.

    That's why I'm willing to chance it with the freezer method. While I would love to have my data back, life will go on if I lose it.
     
  11. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The freezer method only works on heat related problems. 24 hours is way too long - you don't want to actually freeze the damn thing - just cool it down.
     
  12. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Clicking and popping are signs of significant problems and usually NOT heat related. I would avoid the freezer method unless you seriously can't pay someone to salvage your data. It might not be $600, you should price the recovery BEFORE trying the freezer method.
     

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