Data Recovery for ext hdd
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:52 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:10 PM
Thank you, I'm gonna look into them right now. Have you ever used them directly by any chance?
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Edited by phasma, 16 April 2012 - 12:20 PM.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:04 PM
Have you tried sticking the thing in a freezer? Zip it up in a freezer bag full of rice, stick it in the freezer, and try starting it up in the computer as soon as you take it out. Grinding usually means a stuck platter, so it's possible that'd fix it. I've also heard spinning it, so maybe tape it to a paper plate and spin that on the floor really fast (again, freezing it before doing that might help). If you stick it in the freezer, you must use a gallon freezer bag and rice or you risk letting condensation short the electronics (or damage the drive itself).
Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:56 PM
Try taking it out of the enclosure and hooking it directly up to a sata power supply. If it still ticks then its a crashed read head. There is also the slight chance is a fried or corrupt controller board (or corrupt firmware on the controller board). EIther way, its fucked.
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Edited by Afterm4th, 16 April 2012 - 08:58 PM.
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