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#1 tony o flanagan

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:58 PM

I dropped my iomega 1 tb drive about 1 foot to the door.When I tried to get a file from it i noticed it was not showing in my computer.
I really have some important stuff on it and was wondering the best/worse case scenario. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:15 PM

Well most likely unfortunately your drive most has a mechanical issue caused by the fall and thus has rendered any data on it unreadable BY the Normal reader arm, now the data on it can be retrieved but you would need to send it to a data recovery center and spend a lot of money. What you need to do is decide whether the data on the drive is worth more than the fees that you would need to pay to a drive recovery center.

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#3 tony o flanagan

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:47 PM

I would normaly hear a spinning noise when the drive is running so I suspected it was mechanical though the power indicator is working.
I dont mind replacing the drive its the files that are important. Is it expencive to retrieve the data.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:11 PM

There are several places advertised on line that perform data recovery. You location may be a bit of a hindrance.

Some charge by the amount recovered. Some do not charge if no data is recovered.

Shop around a bit. Good Luck.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:33 PM

bought new external drive and recovered all the data from my old drive. total cost 100 euro not to bad in the end




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