Hard driver fault
If the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) isn't physically damaged, that is, it cannot read information anymore on its own, there would be no way (you could) recover the data on this drive. When they say data recovery has "imaginary prices", they probably referred to the cost of such recovery as being exponentially expensive. If a HDD physically dies, the only way to recover the information, if the platters are no damaged, would be to open the computer up in a static clean room, extract, the platters, and attempt to place those platters in another HDD or a device to pull all the data off them. This is an extremely expensive process.
You can tell if a drive is dead by turning it on and listening for a loud clicking sound in a constant pattern or a loud pitch whining sound from the HDD itself. If the HDD is not physically dead, you can get another HDD to install an OS on and pull the data off as a secondary HDD.
Either way, you shouldn't need to match the exact HDD model, sub-model, or symbols to replace a HDD. The only things you would need to focus on would be the interface of the HDD and the physical width (dimension). You have either SATA or IDE for interface and 3.5" or 5.25" for physical width. If the HDD is for the computer related to this problem, you would be looking for a replacement IDE drive. The one that comes standard is a 40GB, 7200RPM HDD. The only thing I can't tell is the HDD's width. That is something you would need to determine.
Mar 09, 2009 |
HP e-PC 42 PC Desktop