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WD portable 250 gb drive w/20 gigs of pictures

My WD portable 250 gb drive is broken and I have 20 gigs of important pictures there

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Is it truly broken or just not working, ie, not being recognized?

If it is broken, there are companies who specialize in data recovery.

One site is:

http://www.harddiskrecovery.net/

I've never used such a service, but they will give you a free quote.

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