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PLEASE HELP ME... My Hard Disk is not working.

 
 
Reply Sun 13 Feb, 2011 06:09 am
Hello to all,
Very nice to meet you. I believe you can really help me.
(Note:SORRY - Why i write these much is to give the clear idea about my
problem).

I've an 1TB HITACHI SATA INTERNAL HDD. But 'm using it as external (put it in an external case,connect via usb). 5 days back it accidently fell from the chair. But the thing is, the hdd didn't hit the ground- before hitting I caught it (at that time it was in running condition). But the hdd is well shaked. After that when I connect it to my pc/lap,the hdd is running but it is not accessible by the system. After 1 minute system will show either 'not accessible' or 'format drive'. Not showing its properties also (ie: hdd is running but I can't enter to it). A small creepy noise also appear after this incident (this noise occur only when I connect it to pc/lap, other time no unwanted noises). I think the noise is from the board of the hdd or near from it. I tried directly in pc- no effect.

My valuable data, movies & music collection around 600gb is in this hdd. If the files are missing its equal to killing me. So please please please help me with your valuable ideas to come out of this tragedy. I want to
correct the hdd or recover the files from it. (Another one thing is my pc is IDE not SATA).
(my id: [email protected])

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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 13 Feb, 2011 06:43 am
@Deep Diver,
If the files are really that important. I wouldn't connect the drive to any computer until I got it fixed.

I would consider taking the drive to a professional. You can find one by searching for "data recovery". There are several things they can do, up to taking the platters out and putting them in a new drive. It will cost you from $60 up to a couple of hundred dollars, but this is the best chance to save all of the data.

Should I say the obvious? Any data that is that important should be backed up regularly.


manored
 
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Reply Sun 13 Feb, 2011 09:14 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

If the files are really that important. I wouldn't connect the drive to any computer until I got it fixed.

I would consider taking the drive to a professional. You can find one by searching for "data recovery". There are several things they can do, up to taking the platters out and putting them in a new drive. It will cost you from $60 up to a couple of hundred dollars, but this is the best chance to save all of the data.

Should I say the obvious? Any data that is that important should be backed up regularly.

What maxdancona just said.

HDs can get damaged, or the data in then can, if you move then too much while they are being used. After all its a very sensible needle-like thing writing on a very sensible disk, if the HD is shaken during the process the needle hits the disk, what can eraze the data written on the disk or even damage it.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 13 Feb, 2011 05:11 pm
@Deep Diver,
Quote:
I've an 1TB HITACHI SATA INTERNAL HDD. But 'm using it as external (put it in an external case,connect via usb).


Just asking in case you haven't already done this.

Have you tried moving it to a different USB port? Tried a different USB cable? Tried uninstalling the driver (if there is one for that device) and reinstalling so that the computer has to search for and refresh the new connection?
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sun 13 Feb, 2011 06:17 pm
@Deep Diver,
If any software can solve the problem it would be Spriterite at GRC.com however it is not cheap at 80 dollars or so.
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