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Need help to recovery my data on my external hard drive.

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January 14, 2013 8:49:51 PM

yesterday accidently dropped my hard drive on the floor, but the floor is coverd by carpet but it fell down softly, but as soon as I picked it up and put it back on the table, I didn't see any function and was making a click sound almost about 3 minutes and after that it shut off completly. Since yesterday untill now when ever I trying to connet it back to PC to make sure if it's working or not, it just quiet and has no any other activity, please help me out and let me know what to do???? Thanks a lot. Help need it as soon as possible.
January 14, 2013 9:11:38 PM

Sharon, the more you run your drive right now, the worst the situation might be getting. What you are up against is a head failure. Depending on the severity of the damage heads inside the drive could be direct threat to the platter surface. If data is important look for a data recovery specialist. This is not something that can be fixed with software. Problem is physical. I wish there was another way.
a b G Storage
January 15, 2013 6:39:51 AM

It seems that your hard disk was physically damaged, and this is hard to recover. No mater it was physically damaged or not, you could try some partition recovery software.
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January 15, 2013 5:12:32 PM

all the post recommending to use software to recover data from such condition clearly have no idea what they are talking about. Don't do this ppl, it will kill your drive
January 15, 2013 5:41:11 PM

I deal with damaged drives and deteriorating antiquated tape regularly, primarily for investigations and civil litigation. The above posters have provide some sound advice, others not so much.

If you don't have the contents of the drive saved elsewhere you're going to need to calculate the cost of the loss vs repair. I recently dealt with drive platters that needed to be remounted into a new identical model housing. This process had to be done in a cleanroom environment and you still run the chance the data will be unrecoverable. With that being said, establish a max $ you'll spend. Data recovery can turn into a financial black hole that may yield undesired results.

Hope whatever you had on the drive wasn't terribly important. If you do decide to attempt recovery, don't call GeekS at best buy. Search for a local litigation support company, or forensic collection firm. They'll likely be able to give you a quote or point you in the right direction. PM me if you'd like help finding someone close to you.
January 27, 2013 12:40:01 AM

Best answer selected by Sharon Smith.
October 10, 2013 12:01:03 AM

the situation you are in is quiet obvious.but i dnt think its worth trying to fix the hard drive have to visit some store or some specialist who can work out on your hardware..
becouse of some dis-balance of the magnetic tape or the disk inside is creating mess in your situation so it can only be fixed by some hardware expert,or else buy a new hard drive..
ya but if you have some important data in your hard disk or you want that back ,i can suggest you Some software it will work for your data not for your hardware ..
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February 10, 2014 7:56:53 PM

Most likely that hard drive is spoiled.