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Hard Drive- Western Digital

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jazzmaster44, Feb 19, 2006.

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  1. jazzmaster44

    jazzmaster44 Thread Starter

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    If a hard drive cash and it also make noise. Is anyway to remove the data from the hard drive. I tried to install it as a slave drive, but the computer not Recognize hard dive.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. erick295

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    If the drive has been damaged to the point where it cannot be accessed, then the easiest way to get the data off of it is to use a data recovery service. This would be very expensive, but in most cases, it is your only option.

    You say it made a noise. What kind of a noise was it? It sounds like the motor or heads are damaged, which would definitely make data recovery your only option. However, if it is only the controller board that has failed, it is possible (although difficult) to replace the board with one from an identical, working drive.

    How exactly do you have the drive set up as a slave (what channel, what jumper setting, etc.)? Does your BIOS recognize that it is connected?
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Actually, if the heads are damaged, it's very unlikely that you'll recover anything from the drive. The data recovery services are skilled, not miracle workers.
     
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    I guess I should have said it would be your only option if it worked at all ;)
     
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