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Discussion in 'Storage' started by Guitarrassdeamor, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Guitarrassdeamor

    Guitarrassdeamor

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    Got a user's dead HDD here...Seagate 2.5" 500gb internal. It had a problem where it was 'beeping'...turned out to be head stuck on platters. Decided to take a risk, open it up and fix it. No dice...it appears the head tries to get on the platters but just makes noise/not stay. User wants to recover the data...probably best to send it off I assume.

    Who should I use for this? Not looking to spend a fortune but do want the data off the drive.

    Thanks.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    You opened it? Then it's deader than it was before, and you're now looking at anything from $1000 and upwards if you really want the data back. Clean rooms etc.
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    User wasn't as worried about the data now is. Issue was known, but didn't get fixed with removing the stuck heads.

    EDIT: Doesn't matter - got the go ahead from boss to send it off. I'll report back with the cost if anyone is interested - decided to go with '24 Hour Data'.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Please do. :)

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