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    My hdd died a few days ago, raining and the lightning strikes
    ( with all my photos inside ) although i did a backup, but seriously, is there anyway that i can retrieve all the data inside hdd ???


    pls help

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    Default Re: Dead Serious

    I hate it when this happens and it did happened twice to me after so many years of using hard disks (both were the bloody Maxtor HDs too).

    If you hear clicking noises then I'm afraid its going to be a big problem as the heads may have been scratched quite badly already. The best you can do in this case is send it to a company that specialises in data recovery and expect to pay $200++ for it excluding the media they will use to back up the data on.

    On the other hand, if there is power going through the HD but is not read by the computer, then you can try and replace the circuit board (the green controller board underneath the HD) from ebay or another HD that is the same (this was what I did with my Maxtor).

    I've also heard that Linux is able to read some corrupted HDs.
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    Default Re: Dead Serious

    Quote Originally Posted by yumyum View Post
    My hdd died a few days ago, raining and the lightning strikes
    ( with all my photos inside ) although i did a backup, but seriously, is there anyway that i can retrieve all the data inside hdd ???


    pls help
    ometimes at work when our HDD fails, we get a service to recover the HDD content but this costs anything $500 and above. If I had backup on DVDs/CDRs, I'd rather spend time loading the disks and save the money . Besides there is no guarantee they will able to recover all data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSAMO View Post
    If you hear clicking noises then I'm afraid its going to be a big problem as the heads may have been scratched quite badly already. The best you can do in this case is send it to a company that specialises in data recovery and expect to pay $200++ for it excluding the media they will use to back up the data on.
    dont think u can get data recovery for $200+. I went direct to ADRC, which a lot of SLS shops send failed HDDs to recover. The quote was $800 after discount...

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