Question about Hard Drives
In this case the MOST effective way is to try some so-called data recovery software. See if you can get back some data.
First of ALL - Connect your hard drive to your personal computer. And install this software Wondershare Data Recovery on the computer in order to perform data recovery. Get the program from its site.
data recovery (for Windows OS)
Mac data recovery (for Mac OS X)
Good luck. I hope that my reply has shed some light on the problem! Remember - Always make Backups of your precious data!
Posted on Jan 13, 2011
Since your drive is making strange noises, from my experience, I can tell you your hard drive is smoked. You won't be able to use software to recover data from it.
The drive platters that hold your data may or may not be scrachted. Its sort of like a record players arm coming loosing from rest and falling across the record. This is what usually happens when a hard drive is dropped.
There are companies that do do hard drive data recovery. Prices usually end up around $500 but could vary on how bad sectors are damaged by the read write head of your drive.. What they do is disassemble your hard drive, move the platters over to another special drive mount and start pulling the data off.
Here are some links to get you started.
Sorry I can't give you some better news than this. Hard drives aren't designed to sustain falls.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
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