I have to put in a known good drive.
However you write the drive was failing. Wouldn't we leave the drive installed before it failed and use another method such as noted at the next link?
I'm trying to recover some data off a 2.5" 160GB SATA hard drive that was failing. I pulled it out of the laptop, put it in a hard drive enclosure, plugged it into another computer, and nothing happened. The power light on the enclosure didn't come on, the disk didn't spin, and (obviously) the computer didn't recognize a new drive being plugged in.
My question is this: even if the disk has utterly failed and won't spin, shouldn't the power light on the enclosure at least come on? In other words, is it possible I have a faulty enclosure? Or does the power light only come on if the motor succeeds in spinning the disk?
(Note: I'm using a brand new Sabrent hard drive enclosure that plugs into the USB port. It claims to be "plug and play")
Thanks for any insight you might have.