Re: OT, how I recovered data from a bad drive
- From: Foke <Folk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 13:57:58 -0400
On 27 May 2011 16:49:10 GMT, me@xxxxxxxx wrote:
I have owned many Asus boards and currently use a P5Q Deluxe but wanted to
share the following.
I had an old Maxtor 120gb drive connected via usb that made a very loud
clicking noise every few seconds but I needed to get some data off of it. I
tried a different enclosure, cables, usb port, you name it, but nothing
helped. The data would start to copy and that clicking noise would halt the
transfer. I was ready to use a hammer on the drive and trash it. I decided
to flip the drive upside down and fire it up and I recovered the data and
no clicking noise. The point is that if you have a bad drive and need
something that is on it try anything that may cause it to work long enough
to get your data.
That's thinking outside the box!
I've also heard that putting them in a freezer for a few hours can
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