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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:37 PM
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:02 PM
Well...if the problem is not the drive itself...then no recovery software nor XP will detect it.
If the enclosure is the problem or your USB ports are the problem or the power supply for the enclosure is the problem...nothing will detect a drive requiring a USB connection.
My suggestion would be to remove the actual hard drive from the enclosure...attach same directly to the system...and see if it's properly recognized.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:20 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:34 PM
hey, I had this similar problem a while back - It would seem i am allergic to technology -
I think with this, if you REALLY need the data back, you may have to get someone professional to revocer the data, and put it all onto CD's for you.
I may need to do the same thing it looks like...
Good luck, I hope there is another alternative
Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:17 PM
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:02 AM
There are two types of failures a hard drive of any kind can experience.
One is read\write. This happens when the surface of the disk becomes damaged in some way. Data recovery software may be helpful in this type of failure.
The other is a mechanical failure. These come in two flavors.
1) Head crash. This is when the arm(s) (think of an old record player) that the read\write head(s) (think of the needle and where it mounts at the end of the arm of a record player) becomes misaligned and can no longer traverse the disk(s) in the proper way.
Most hard drives have multiple disk, arms,heads. These are stacked one on top of the other with minimal tolerances\space between them. Does not take much of a bump to cause problems.
2)The disk(s) no longer spin-up. (just like the turntable of an old record player). Depending on the type of hard drive the disks spin at anywhere from 4800-5200-7400-10,000 and up to 15,000 RPM.
The 2 types of mechanical failures usually require that the disks be removed from the bad hard drive and placed into a working hard drive case. While it is a bit of a time consuming procedure and should be done in a "clean" totally static free environment (I do`t think any of the big retailers mentioned have this type of facility) that is the reason for the BIG $$$$.
Data recovery service`s are usually aimed at Big business that has a catastrophic server crash or something along those lines.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:07 AM
Edited by brooksey!!!, 04 September 2009 - 09:10 AM.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:59 AM
Thanks for the info. So is there anything else I can do at this point? Could I get like an empty external hard drive case or something and put the hard drive in that?
Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:55 PM
Edited by gossipgirl, 04 September 2009 - 10:56 PM.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:12 PM
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