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Recovering Data

Last response: in Storage
June 1, 2010 1:39:24 PM


I recently had an accident with a hard drive that was not installed in my machine and got knocked onto the floor - now it seems to struggle to spin up and cannot be read.

Is there any way to recover the information stored on this drive (and if possible the drive itself)?

Thanks in advance.

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a b G Storage
June 2, 2010 1:58:43 AM

Sounds like the heads crashed into the platters. I would NOT power it on to prevent any further physical damage. Data recovery would depend on the extent of the physical damage to the platters and the sectors damaged - if you lost the MBR (and its backup), the data is likely not recoverable. You could search for a company that is capable of extracting accessible data.