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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by codysincoma, May 14, 2017.

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  1. codysincoma

    codysincoma Thread Starter

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    Hello i had a bad 2.5inch hitachi 500gb laptop hdd that went bad doesnt get any power tested it on 2 pcs. Also tested an older laptop hdd on my desktop and it powers up fine. So i decided to take my bad hard drive apart and took the actual disks out my motive was to swap them into a working 2.5 inch hdd but i defiantly failed probably needs to be the same make and model or something. i think i got the basics down but im just wondering since all i have now are the actual hdd disks from my hdd and if my data is still recoverable.
    I THINK I HAVE A BITCOIN ON THIS HDD PLEASE HELP ME LOL
     
  2. plodr

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    No your data is not recoverable because you took the hard drive apart. Hard disk drives are taken apart in "clean rooms" by pros. That's why recovery of data on a non-working hard drive is so expensive. You can not create a clean room in your home.
     
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    It may be recoverable however it would cost more than that bitcoin is currently worth. It will have to go to a data recovery shop and the cost can run into the thousands AND there is no guarantee that you will recover the data.

    For future reference, do not disassemble a hard disk unless you are just wanting to see how it is put together. Disassembling a drive with the intent of trying to recover data needs to be done in what is called a clean room.
     
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    Bitcoin is currency. If you didn't buy one, you don't have one.
     
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    While you can purchase a bitcoin, you can also mine for one using your system. In any case, it would cost more than the current value of a bitcoin to recover the data IF it were recoverable. Current value of a bitcoin is approx $1770.
     
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    You're right @crjdriver. I missed the part where it was mined and only stored locally and not in a wallet.
     
  7. codysincoma

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    okay so ive been told i can still recover my data from the disks from a best buy guy. not really buying that clean room mumbo jumbo. when HDD stops powering probably just a faulty board im sure data on the disks can still be recovered with ease you can switch them out of one hdd board and put them in a new one. im pretty sure i could do it myself just missing a few tools and the same type of hdd board. just gonna buy a new hdd with the same model and firmware and try to swap the boards myself
     
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    and btw if i had a bitcoin on that hdd it would be in a wallet stored with a back up on the hd
     
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    also any advice on how i can switch these disks or boards to recover my data on my own is welcome. i just took my super old laptop hd apart took the disk out threw it at a wall put it back together and it still works fine.
     
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  10. crjdriver

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    Best Buy is the VERY last place to take anything. As I said, you can try shipping the parts to a data recovery shop. Be prepared for a very large bill. Up to you. Good luck with best buy.
     
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    Just for info, best buy does not do data recovery. They simply ship it to a shop and add to the bill. Again good luck.
     
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    Yup. I wanted one key replaced on a laptop. Best Buy doesn't even do that. They ship it out!
     
  13. codysincoma

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    Man im pretty sure i screwed up because there were two platters and i screwed around with them and mixed them up so im at a dead end right? lmao
     
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