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HDD failure The HDD performance was getting slower and slower. i ran scandisk and when I came back to check "BLUE SCREEN" I replace dthe HDD but woudl like toattempt data recovery. Purchased an encasement 5.25" but all I get is an initial whiring and click, click (bit more than a click but not a clunk). What type of HDD failure do you think I have. Quotes for recovery are prohibitive so I thought why not have a go yourself. It personal data, photos etc. In your experience what would guess I am looking at spindle, alignment.

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OK get ya self one of those USB to IDE/Sata devices then connect ya drive up via thism then using one of the many Data recovery programs, say Acronis? or the like and access the drive thru ya USB port that way ya can work on it to ya hearts content and ya should be able to recover ya data.. Just have a "Google" on data recovery and ya good to go.

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