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Can data be recovered by opening the hard drive, carefully removing the media disc and then replacing it on another new Hard Disc? Have tried it once, managed to destroy the heads on both the drives, but now have a great understanding of the mechanics involved in the HDD. If it is possible ill try again. Please advice.
It has to be done in a clean room. Any particle of dust (even the ones you cant see) will destroy the platter. If The data is that important pay someone to do it. If your trying to offer this service to customers, you need industrial air purification down to microns (way better then a hospital).