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Old September 21, 2010, 05:03 PM
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Ok, I have a physically broken HDD, well 2 actually. one is a 500 gig and the other is a 750 gig. and both have important one of a kind data on it. I need to know if there is any way of recovering the data off them. My windows XP OS freezes and my Win 7 cant see them. the 750 makes no noise but sounds like the patters are spining, the 500 gig makes the annoying clicking sound. any way I can get the data? tried freezing them, diddnt work.
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There are are companies that can recover the data but it is very expensive. Thousands of dollars. Do some googling.
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Exactly, I don't have thousands..
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For a drive that's clicking, I've successfully 'jarred' it back into operation. Seems the head got stuck when I dropped it about 12-16 inches. Tapping the side of the drive onto a solid surface a couple of times got it working. Is the 750 a Seagate 7200.11 series that may have 'bricked' itself?
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Exactly, I don't have thousands..
Then you should have backed up your data
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if the other suggestions dont work, you may want to track down the same exact drive,working, and switching the platters onto there. it must be manufactured in the same plant, preferably the same week or better to increase your chances. even there there could be some important differences.
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Ive got a 500 gb that was clicking, Opened, Reset the Arm, ANd i still use it now, 2 years later.
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For a drive that's clicking, I've successfully 'jarred' it back into operation. Seems the head got stuck when I dropped it about 12-16 inches. Tapping the side of the drive onto a solid surface a couple of times got it working. Is the 750 a Seagate 7200.11 series that may have 'bricked' itself?
It is. And may have bricked itself?
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Then you should have backed up your data
It's not my HDD. It's a clients.
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Old September 22, 2010, 10:27 PM
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It is. And may have bricked itself?
SOLUTION FOR 7200.11 SERIES MAXTOR/SEAGATE BRICKED... - Seagate Community Forums

The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs - MSFN Forums

Fixing a Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive

Un-bricking Seagate Drives

I've got a 500GB drive that is in this condition. I'm gathering the tools now and will follow the procedure(s) from the last 2 links. I'm only going to order the Pololu Deluxe Serial Adapter from robotshop.ca and then craft the connections myself. I've got a PC with XP_SP3 & a serial port as well as a CD-Rom Cable pulled apart and a serial cable. If I'm successful and the 750GB drive is verified as a brick candidate - not a Retail drive (Seagate will fix w. data intact on these) - and you want to use my 'kit', I'll send it to you and you can return it when done.
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