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#1 yfz450guy


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

my 160g seagate cuda drive took a dump on me outta the blue and i really would like to recover the data. it will not spin up. can buy another drive and transplant the disk into the new drive or is there another way?
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:17 AM

That would require expensive professional help as far as I know. If it's not aligned properly, the heads will plough the platters or not read at all. Have you checked the connections and the voltage at the drive? I would have thought the motor is the most durable part of the works. Even if you backup your data, these things tend to happen the day before.

Here is a guide to swopping platters. You could end up with 2 useless drives.

Edited by Nanobyte, 02 November 2012 - 01:44 AM.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Is this a IDE or SATA hdd?

Have you tried purchasing an external enclosure and connecting to another computer to see if you can see your files? An external enclosure can be purchased for between $10 - $20.

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