Joe Terranova on 2 May 2013 19:51:43 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Rescuing data from a likely dead HD

So, I'd only try this if he's cool with potentially losing the data altogether.

Your next option would be to try replacing the controller on the hard
drive. If you can find a hard drive of an identical model and version,
you can take the controller off of that and put it on the dead drive.
Many hard drives have the controller on the outside of the casing, and
you can replace it without exposing the platter. If the hard drives
requires exposing the platter to replace the controller, you will
likely lose the data if you don't do so in a clean room.

Joe Terranova

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 9:27 PM, Adam Zion <> wrote:
> OK, ignore the last question- I solved that myself (will explain offline if
> anyone's interested). This new one may be more difficult- or, at least, more
> expensive.
> A home support customer of mine has had his notebook HD fry on him. He has a
> backup, but it's old, so he'd like to restore data from the dead drive. I've
> tried the deep freeze trick- all I get from that is a quiet sound that's as
> if the drive is *trying* to spin up... but not able to do so completely.
> Is there anything short of sending this drive out to a data recovery place,
> w/the associated costs?
> Thx,
> -Z
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