Question about Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 Hard Disk 80GB, 7200RPM, ATA-6, 2MB Cache, Desktop, 20PACK (HDS728080PLAT200A3021020PK) Hard Drive
Most hard drives (whether external or internal) that produces a "constant pulsing sound" indicates a mechanical problem. Often this is the head arm trying to move from its position but failing to do so. What you are hearing as pulses are when it slaps back to its park position.
Should this be the case, am afraid that the HD is a goner. The normal course of action is to replace. If the data inside are mission critical, your only course of action is to avail of those data recovery by firm specializing in such but they are rather expensive.
Trying to use "data recovery software" might prove to be futile since as earlier stated, the problem is mechanical in nature.
You can of course still give it a try.
Should you feel adventurous, would be willing to experiment and gamble, pls post back as I may have not a permanent solution but a "down & dirty" trick of making it run long enough hopefully to get some of your data back. Again, this is a "hit or miss" and should only be considered if all else fails and you really want to get your files back.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
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