Dropped my 2TB data storage HDD

Discussion in 'hardware' started by AaLF, Apr 27, 2013.

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    Dropped my 2TB data storage HDD. Cannot see it in disk management. Any chance of there being some program that can see it & recover the data??
     
  2. Noob

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    I think that HDD is pretty much done. You could try sending it to one of those HDD repair centers.
     
  3. Keatah

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    Agreed. Pro data recovery center it is. Don't mess with it, because if you don't know exactly what you're doing (and you do not), you'll make it 2x and 3x expensive.
     
  4. Bill_Bright

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    Well, professional data recovery services are very expensive - often into the $1000s because it is very time consuming, labor intensive, and requires specialized equipment, and training. So make sure the data on the drive is worth it.

    Otherwise, hindsight is 20/20 and everyone needs a good backup program, and discipline to use it. :(
     
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    I think he just misunderstood the question. No worries. :D
     
  8. sdmod

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    Aalf, you don't say what sort of drive it is...has it got any moving parts?...is it running?...can you hear it/feel it moving?
    If ssd does light come on or other indication of life?
     
  9. Bill_Bright

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    Ummm, he said in his opening post it is a 2TB HDD. As a "hard disk drive", it has moving parts.

    However, since Aalf has not returned since his opening post 1 month ago, further suggestions on our part are rather pointless.
     
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