Question about Seagate HDD 40GB 7200RPM ATA100 2MB (ST340014AP) Hard Drive
Never use Spinrite if you don't understand what it does.
It only helps in about 5% of the cases. In 70% of all cases it won't help at all, and in remaining 25% it will make your data unrecoverable.
It can be used only if you have some ocasional bad sectors. For example you try to read 1 file and it gets stuck at some point.
If you hear clicking or other new sounds Spinrite will only make more damage.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
The best data recovery software that I know of is called Spinrite 6. ($89.00) Go to www.grc.com. (Gibson Research Corporation). No, I'm not associated with GRC, and I don't make any money recommending Spinrite. However I've used it on many drives with great success. Be sure to check out Spinrite's FAQ's.
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Posted on May 25, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hrad Disk Crash
i dont think theres any way to repair it with that fault except sending it back to toshiba, if you ask them they can retieve the data but they charge you. i have done that before for customers. If its the board on the hard drive you could try and get the same model off ebay cheap and replace it but with the motor you would have to send it back to toshiba All the best John
Posted on Mar 04, 2007
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