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How can you fix a dead HDD

By daddyboy2 ·
I have a HDD the my Pc wont see , it gets warm but wont spin

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Hard drives

by santeewelding In reply to How can you fix a dead HD ...

Are like the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_of_time">arrow of time</a>: one way.

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If the drive will not spin up to all intents and purposes it's Destroyed

by OH Smeg In reply to How can you fix a dead HD ...

But if you have Important Data on the Drive it may be possible to recover it.

However it's going to cost you quite a lot of money and can only be done by a Specialist Data Recovery House capable of working with Dead Drives. They can remove the Platters in a Clean Room and fit them to a special Machine and read the data directly off the platters.

As this is very specialized equipment like that used to recover Data off a HDD that was onboard Colombia when it was destroyed there are only a few Data Recovery Houses who are capable of doing this type of work and needless to say it's not cheap. Kroll Ontrack was used to recover Data off a Drive found after Colombia was destroyed but there may be other Data Recovery Houses capable of doing work like this.

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You can try sticking it in the fridge

by Slayer_ In reply to How can you fix a dead HD ...

I'm told a few days in the fridge can sometimes buy you a few minutes of life.

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Freezer. In a sealed plastic bag.

by seanferd In reply to You can try sticking it i ...

The colder, the better.

But if it isn't spinning up at all, perhaps no joy.

The truly intrepid (and <i>extremely</i> careful) may try swapping the platters with the exact same model drive. But probably easier and safer to let a data recovery house do it.

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