HDD Retrieval

  LoneWolf1507 13:23 21 Oct 2005

Does anyone know where I can get data retrieved from a dead HDD, at a reasonable price. I have looked online and I can only find security firms aimed directly at bussinesses and probably at a high price.

Andy Richards

  cheap6 14:48 21 Oct 2005

Have you tried sealing the drive in a bag and sticking it in a freezer for an hour. Once you have done that plug it back in and if it works back up the data that you need as quick as possible before it warms up and stops working again.

  g0slp 15:16 21 Oct 2005

It depends on how 'dead' the HDD is, too.

I had an HDD failure; the boot sector packed up. Fortunately I was able to recover my data by putting the failed HDD into another machine as a slave & transferring the files.

Just a thought.


  LoneWolf1507 16:12 21 Oct 2005

Hi Mark

I have tried that but I think it is past that as it wasn't regognised when I plugged it in.


  LoneWolf1507 16:13 21 Oct 2005

I will try the freezer trick tomorrow morning, is an hour about the maximum or could it be tried for a little longer?


  cheap6 16:17 21 Oct 2005

No I have heard that some people have frozen them for a day. Try an hour and if it dunt work try it for longer. But once you have got the data off the drive it will be just about dead.


  ade.h 17:08 21 Oct 2005

MJM Data Recovery click here if the freezer trick fails.

  cheap6 19:21 22 Oct 2005

Any luck

Give us a shout to see how it went.


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