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My Toshiba HDD2171 has stopped working. I have connected it to my Desktop PC with a IDE connector. It fails to be recognised. What can I try to retrive my data.

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If you tried to setup the hard drive as a slave drive and it didn't work then you might try this, but I think it you will have much success.
Connect the hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter and then plug this into the USB port of a working computer. If this computer detects it as an external storage device and you can open the folders and files then you are in luck.
If not then there are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives, BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

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    No it did not work. Did not recognise it. Trying the freezer trick.

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