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RECOVER Data I have a Buffalo 500 gb HDD which I brought abt 3 months back its under waranty however one day after I woke up I found that it made a clicking noise and a grinding noise I noticed the harddisk has died. I have lost 300 gb of data is there anyway I can get it back. II have never mishandeled the HDD. It was a SATA 7200 RPM HDD. From Buffalo. Is there anyway to get all my data back I dont mind if the hdd dosent work I want the data back.

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  • rahulras1993 Oct 31, 2008

    Hey thanks for the help man Ill have a go and let you know what happend as for now its with my neighbour who says they might be able to repair it. He works for a harddisk company here. So fingers crossed ! As for now I am using my old 80 gig sata and I will remember to backup twice all the time :D

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Get a new drive large enough to copy your data, Install operating sys on to new drive. Slave out your old drive. It may or may not see the old drive. If it does, you are very lucky. Now copy everything to the new drive as fast as you can, because you may only get 1 chance. If you are rich you can send it to a data recovery service and they can retrieve your data if it is that important to you.

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    Brainyass Rabbit Oct 31, 2008

    You can also hook it up to an external bay sata enclosure that hooks up with a USB. You can keep plugging it in and maybe it will finally read long enough for you to copy things.

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