Right wafflers.... please help...

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  1. RocksteadyUK

    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    NO WAFFLE PLEASE...


    My mate dropped his hard-drive.... plugged it in.... and now the hard drive wont work... OBVIOUSLY....

    anyway... long story short.... is there anywhere we can get it fixed... or have the data recovered from it??

    ive looked into it already... but can only find places that recover data from hard-drives that still work mechanically but have just had the data erased....

    our hard drive obviously doesnt work mechanically... i think maybe the disk has moved or the reading arm has broke??




    Anyway.. it has alot of valuable info on it... so we need to get it recovered.... pretty damn quickly... haha..


    anyone have any suggestions??

    also how much do you recon it will cost?? the only place i found that actually "fixs" broken hard drives is asking for £300!!! WHAT THE FUCK!!???
     
  2. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    I would keep searchin I'm sure there is ways to get data from broken drives
     
  3. souljah

    souljah liquid lover...

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    yeah there definatly is a way of getting it off. my flat mate knows all about that shit but he isnt about atm. il get back to u when i can
     
  4. RocksteadyUK

    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    nice one... let me know.
     
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    this is what ive found from other people that have has same problem . looks like it could cost a few quid .. but there may be a way ...

    1st comment - -


    "Sorry but it is finished. You drop them and it smashes the data writing heads into the platters, if not twisting the platters out of line.

    To give you some idea, the air distance between the head and the platter is 50 nm [0.05µ], a human hair is about 100µ so you get the picture.

    Even if you could get anything off it, it would cost you a fortune because the drive would have to be taken apart in sterile conditions, because of the very fine tolerances. And then you could only get data off of the platters that ran true."




    2nd comment --

    "That's a difficult one!

    If it was me i'd first check the power supply cable to the external hard drive (if it has one - check the fuse in the plug etc)

    I'd also try the external HDD in at least one other computer.

    If that didn't resolve it i'd take it apart and remove the hard drive out of it's casing and put it into a new caddy.

    You can buy a caddy from any good supplier (www.ebuyer.com or www.misco.co.uk)

    That way you'll be able to find out if the maxtor caddy is broken or at fault. If you put the hard drive into the new caddy and it still doesn't work, then that's where your pretty stuck.

    At that point you would have to send it to a specialist company to recover the data. It's not cheap, you would be looking at least a few hundred pounds. (They usually charge by the MB or GB for this).
    Unless you really need what's on the drive, I wouldn't recommend this simply because of how much it costs.

    It sounds to me like you may be in luck, as in my experience, hard drives that have broken usually still power up or make some noise.
    Like i've said, it may be that the maxtor caddy is broken, so trying a new one may resolve it."
     
  7. RocksteadyUK

    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    nah ive checked through most of them... they only do recovery from HDD if they is no physicle damage to the actual harddrive.... what i think need to be done is to actually take out the disk and put it into another hard drive.... which is obviously way over mt head...


    yeh pretty much exactly what i was looking for..... ahhh man... its such a hard decision though.... hours and hours and hours of work... gone.... all very important.... AARRGGGHHH!! gonna cost loads to get it back....
     
  8. Serum

    Serum Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know, an external HD is just an internal one with extra casing. You should be able to remove the internal one from it and see if that'll work.

    Getting the data recovered by a company is very expensive. I've heard there are programs that manage to get bits off there but it's risky apparently.
     
  9. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    Mattix Sub Focus anyone?

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    the ol tech guys should be able to help you out if you wanna talk face to face with someone about it? They can be pretty helpful, don't know bout prices though mate.
     
  11. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    i used to work there but i cant remember the prices.
    but jus walk in there tell em wats happened then theyl tell ya how much.