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Smoking Drive 120GB drive was plugged in for months. Unplugged it and moved to a new computer. At first nothing happened. Went back to first computer to see if it was properly disengaged. When I plugged the power back in, it started to smoke and smell. Immediately unplugged it. Is the drive fried or can I still somehow extract data from it?

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If you can't get the drive to spin up, you won't be able to recover data from it without specialized hardware. There are data recovery services that are able to recover your data from trashed drives but they are expensive. If your files are important enough, that is the way to go; otherwise, I would smash it up a bit and trash it.

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