Question about Samsung SpinPoint P120 SP2514N 250 GB IDE Hard Drive

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Samsung SP2514N discs....

I am in dire need of restoring the memory on my external hard drive. The problem started with no sound from the drive and pc not recognizing it anymore. after some investigating i found the motor was locked up and discs not spinning (would not budge even by hand). So i had the bright idea to see if i could just replace the motor. No such luck and stopped trying after about 2 weeks and broke down and purchased a new drive and planned to simply swap the discs. At least i thought it was cut and dry. got it all back together and the motor spun and drive make some clacking noises but didnt recognize the drive still (dev mngr showed an issue). the ext drive case (Zynet) was blinking which never happened before. I opened her up and found the the reader tabs were slightly bent when i replaced the discs. Yet again, i purchased another drive and it works fine but i am hesitant to remove the discs again to replace them. any ideas as to how i can get the discs to work without damaging anything? I need the information from the 1st drive as it contains my client information. Help please....

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Seriously? When data recovery companies open up a hard drive, they do it in a clean room to protect the disks. The heads on the arms float so close to the disk surface that a speck of dust can get stuck and scratch the surface. If you bent the "reader tabs", that means you have already experienced multiple head crashes.
Also, the base of the arm is a powerful magnet, if the disk comes in contact with this, it will wipe the data.
Even if you do everything perfectly, just putting the disks into another drive will not work unless you get the same drive and sometimes, the firmware version even matters. Unless the drive is compatible, it will try to read data in the wrong locations.

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ok you said that you have hanaro 2 and you want to sasve something to that drive.

this is what you got to do set your hard drive as slave. ok

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Check to see if the drive is available in disk management, if so and it's got a blue bar at the bottom, try changing the drive letter. If not, try the following:

Normally with the passport drives, you receive a shorter USB cable (this is because the drive relies on power from the PC, which your normal length USB cannot offer sufficiently. If you are using a short cable, try connecting the drive to the back of your desktop PC, this generates more power than the ports on the front (the ports on the front are actually hubs). If none of these options work try it on another PC, using the steps above.

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Assuming you don't hear any activity it might be the power supply that has died. Check if it's under any warrant.. if not you can always rescue the hard drive by taking it out of the enclosure and plugging it into your PC. Odds are it's a SATA drive. Either way.. taking it out of the enclosure will rule out of it's the hard drive or the components. Good luck.

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