Hitachi 400GB Deskstar I dropped it now it doesnt work

Hi there... I dropped my eternal hard drive.... and now it does not register as being connected to my computer... I am going to take it in to a shop but if it has broken can the data and files still be retrieved... I had 9 years worth of work, photos and music on there... right now I am gutted.... :cry:
Any advice? I live in Sweden at the moment.
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  1. they can be recovered by a data recovery center.. the cost can be outrageous.. upto $1000usd per drive or more
  2. If the drive was powered and spinning at the time, you can either forget it and learn a lesson or pay big money to a professional data recovery firm.
    If it wasn't powered or spinning, you *might* be (very) lucky and get away with a new housing.
  3. MrLinux said:
    If the drive was powered and spinning at the time, you can either forget it and learn a lesson or pay big money to a professional data recovery firm.
    If it wasn't powered or spinning, you *might* be (very) lucky and get away with a new housing.


    Thank you for your quick reply... it was plugged in and working when I moved my laptop forgetting that I had placed the eternal behind and it was pushed off a low coffee table to the floor. (Carpet if that even matters at this stage....) I guess I will get quote but it looks like I will be saying goodbye to 9 years worth of personal and work stuff. Sweden is so expensive for anything that I expect this will be too costly for me too afford!

    Thank you again for your help!
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