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Old 2015-10-10, 08:05 AM
xjsb125 xjsb125 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bristol, VA
Re: Any one ever crack open one of their hard drives?

If it clicks DO NOT continue to power it up. Take it somewhere and let them determine what kind of failure it is having. The clicking you are hearing is the read/write head bouncing off the platters inside. Every time it bounces it's corrupting the data, making it harder to recover. Data recover is expensive. I mean ridiculous expensive if it's a bad failure. Like I said, let someone take a look and help determine if they can recover your data without sending it out. If it has to be sent out, I can highly recommend Datatech Data Recover Labs. They are based out of Denver, but have local sites for drop off and initial analysis in lots of locations. Most importantly, moving forward always have a backup of any important documents or files you have on a hard drive. I learned the hard way, twice!
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