So recently one of my hard drives failed suddenly and I was wondering what options I have in order to recover the data on the disk. The disks spins (with some noise) but for some reason the computer won't read the drive anymore. Prior to the complete fail, the computer would always run a check disk at the beginning of the boot up, after which the drive completely failed.
sometimes drives are just a little noisy too, so unless it seems worse than normal it maybe the circuit board. which isn't as bad, as replacing the circuit board will get the drive operational again. depending on how valuable the data is, you may risk purchasing a hdd of same model number and swapping the boards over.