Question about Western Digital Raptor® WD1500ADFD 150 GB SATA Hard Drive
Yes had same problem with external hard drive and lost the lot 159 gb of films it can be recovered but at a price and a new hard drive been told upto £300
Sadly that about sums up your issue when dealing with a ticking drive. This sound is normally caused by a hardware malfunction of your drive controller board, motor or head. If your drive is still detectable under your OS you can attempt to recover the data with a software recovery utility. However, be warned that the more you use a failing drive the worse the damage will become and it could possibly increase the cost to have it recovered.
The reason for the high price tag on the data recovery service is due to companies having to open your drive inside a clean room to avoid any dust damaging your data. They then replace the failed parts on your drive or transplant your platters holding the data into working hardware to recover said data. While some of these repairs can be done by hardcore computer users it is very rare to do it at home.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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click start control panel administrivetools computer management disc management if you can see your external drive right click select properties tools check now tick in both boxes to scan for and repair/recover any bad sectors and automaticall fix any corrupt files
or you might tick in one box wait until it has finished then return at tick the other box
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