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How to get into data of a HD?

By mabelle_chan ·
Hi all,

I got a 2.5" HD. When I connect it to the PC, then my PC shows me that there is no data, no Mb on that HD.

It first gave a rythmic grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr sound, to be repeated over and over.

My colleages told me to gently hit the HD which I did. Now the grrr sound is gone, but still no data to be found.

Any better ideas to recover some data of the HD?



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by dmiles In reply to How to get into data of a ...
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by Casemaker In reply to How to get into data of a ...

Connect the HDD to your regular pc if you have one available. Use an ide convertor available at most CompUSA's. I don't remember the pinout, but it allows you to connect one end to the 2.5 hdd and then the 40 pin of the desktop ide. You need to know the jumper settings, available from the manufacturer website.

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by wlbowers In reply to How to get into data of a ...

What you need to decide is how important is that information.

If you are just trying to get the picture of the family you can try some of the data recovery products that you can find by searching on google for data recovery.

But if you need the email that uncle sent you telling you where he hid the winning lottery ticket just before he died, you might want to send the drive to a data recovery specialist.

Just thoughts on the subject.


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