HDD Crash => Data Lost

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

Dear All,

Yesterday my favourite HDD died. I don't know what happened, maybe
someone put his foot in my comp. or the cat played with the cables, but
it seems like my HD was disconnected while running. Now it makes the
sound of a dead HD, geponk... geponk. And the HD can not be found
anymore.

It was on 4 year old Seagate cheetah 15K 15GB SCSI HD, and it was in
need of replacement. So the HD itself is of no importance. The thing i
am concerned about is my data. There are some files on that HD that are
very important to me. Yes i know, i should have made a backup, but i
didn't. So now i'm looking for a way to get the stuff back. I have been
reading some articles, and in one of those there is mentioned it is
possible to revive an old and dead HD by putting it in the fridge.
Seems a bit strange to me, but anything is worth a try now. The other
possibility is to send it to a company specialised in data recovery,
but that seems expensive. Does anybody have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

With regards,

Jasper
1 answer Last reply
More about crash data lost
  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    "Jasper" <jrd666@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > Yesterday my favourite HDD died. I don't know what happened, maybe
    > someone put his foot in my comp. or the cat played with the cables, but
    > it seems like my HD was disconnected while running. Now it makes the
    > sound of a dead HD, geponk... geponk. And the HD can not be found
    > anymore.
    >
    > It was on 4 year old Seagate cheetah 15K 15GB SCSI HD, and it was in
    > need of replacement. So the HD itself is of no importance. The thing i
    > am concerned about is my data. There are some files on that HD that are
    > very important to me. Yes i know, i should have made a backup, but i
    > didn't. So now i'm looking for a way to get the stuff back. I have been
    > reading some articles, and in one of those there is mentioned it is
    > possible to revive an old and dead HD by putting it in the fridge.
    > Seems a bit strange to me, but anything is worth a try now. The other
    > possibility is to send it to a company specialised in data recovery,
    > but that seems expensive. Does anybody have any other suggestions?

    Don't waste your time on futile attempts to do it yourself. The more you'll
    play with the dead drive, the lesser are the chances to recover your data.
    Leave it to professional data recovery, if worth the expense.

    Regards, Zvi
    --
    NetZ Computing Ltd. ISRAEL www.invircible.com www.ivi.co.il (Hebrew)
    InVircible Virus Defense Solutions, ResQ and Data Recovery Utilities
Ask a new question

Read More

Hard Drives HD Storage