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RaidenWoW
01-18-08, 05:37 PM
My 500gb mybook died along with all of my personal data and photos from Europe trip.

Please someone tell me of cheapest data recovery possible?

I've got $400 at minimum so far... :(

Their hard drives always seem to... die... after the warranty period ends.

bacon12
01-18-08, 05:46 PM
I have used Spin rite before.

nekrosoft13
01-18-08, 05:56 PM
hard drives die, you can't change that

thats why if that data was important you should have a back-up of it

mythy
01-18-08, 05:56 PM
how did it die? Buy another OEM drive and pull the I/O board. then slap the old one onto the ner drive and return it as DOA. Problem solved :p

RaidenWoW
01-18-08, 06:01 PM
how did it die? Buy another OEM drive and pull the I/O board. then slap the old one onto the ner drive and return it as DOA. Problem solved :p


That doesn't get my data back.

mythy
01-18-08, 06:02 PM
That doesn't get my data back.


like i said how did it die? Is it a head or the controller? If its the controller then jut swap it! If its the heads then buy a identical drive and take your time and do it right! The hardest part it keeping the heads from smacking together once you slide the platers out... after that its a cake walk

hirantha
01-18-08, 06:16 PM
like i said how did it die? Is it a head or the controller? If its the controller then jut swap it! If its the heads then buy a identical drive and take your time and do it right! The hardest part it keeping the heads from smacking together once you slide the platers out... after that its a cake walk

seems like you have experience, why don't you enlighten us with how exactly its done!?!?.

RaidenWoW
01-18-08, 06:22 PM
Probably unlike you, I don't have a dust-free room with an ION blaster.

Care to do the operation for me if I send you 2 hard drives, the broken and the fixed, and $100?

mythy
01-18-08, 06:52 PM
I am far from a expert and have only had 1 successful transplant. (I have done 2). The heads are VERY fragile if they get bent even the slightest bit your screwed! Since I'm a lazy bastard and your new to hard drives I recommend figuring out what went wrong with it and seeing if its some thing your comfortable fixing... Replacing the controller is as easy as it gets :) The armature or motor isn't.

XDanger
01-18-08, 06:53 PM
Dont people mention the zip bag in the freezer anymore?





Thats probably where the nvnews bodies are hidden!

mullet
01-19-08, 12:09 AM
LOL, if you open the drive cover guess what 1 dust fiber will not fit between the head and the platter so do the math. :headexplode:

LORD-eX-Bu
01-19-08, 12:26 AM
:headexplode:

K007
01-19-08, 01:58 AM
probably best to give it to someone with real experience...price shouldn't really concern you in a case where the data is priceless..atleast thats what i think -.-...i know there maybe a guide out there..on how to do it..but..really..with 0 experience..its best not to damage it even further and have no recovery...

GL tho..i hope it never happens to me ><..never had a hdd issue..but i dont want to jynx myself..i got soo much crap in here -.-.

Bman212121
01-19-08, 12:55 PM
My 500gb mybook died along with all of my personal data and photos from Europe trip.

Please someone tell me of cheapest data recovery possible?

I've got $400 at minimum so far... :(

Their hard drives always seem to... die... after the warranty period ends.

What does it do when you try to use it? Do you hear a drive spin up at all or does it make a clicking noise?

If it clicks then you probably need to send it to a specialist if it's really that important. If it doesn't even spin up then it could just be the controller board like Mthy said. Have you pulled the drive out of the mybook enclosure yet and tried to hook it to a pc?

RaidenWoW
01-19-08, 04:01 PM
I've tried to hook it up to a PC, yes. It is not recognized by the BIOS.

It does spin up. The startup seems fine. After about 30 seconds, it starts to do the clicking thing...

Edit: trying SpinRite. Seems to be working...

Absolution
01-20-08, 06:13 AM
clicking isn't usually a good sign, its usually either the heads hitting the platter (in which case your doing more damage) or the motor dieing

Capt. Picard
01-20-08, 06:29 AM
If the data is priceless I'd say go to Europe again and invite your friends along again.

J/K :D