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hard drive not spinning, not powering on

by obsessed / January 24, 2006 2:21 AM PST

I have a hard drive that I was using in an external usb case for storage. Now it is not spinning up when power cables are attached (I tried a different enclosure). If this hard drive is dead, is all hope lost of retrieving the information that was on it?

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Actually, recovery is assured for such a failure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 2:32 AM PST

Drive Savers and Ontrack usually get those back without a hitch.


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The only thing you left out was
by VAPCMD / January 24, 2006 3:50 AM PST

the part about the bill for such services...could be a big shock for those not duly warned.

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About 500 to 2,500 USD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 4:12 AM PST

If the data is not worth that much...


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Ouch...less painful and cheaper to do the backups !
by VAPCMD / January 24, 2006 9:55 AM PST

But then again ...we already knew that.

Perhaps others will learn from this.

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by Alex Vitale / January 24, 2006 10:57 AM PST

I've heard of people freezing hardrives that won't spin and getting them to work long enough to retrieve data. IT may sound crazy but if u think about it it makes sense. The freezing may shrik the disks enough to get them to spin. It worth a shot....

try leaving it in there over night and hooking ut up...

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