Even if a hard drive is knackard,

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by k9nick, Jan 19, 2008.

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    k9nick Guest

    And when I say knackard I mean will not and cannot work, can the disks
    be removed and info lifted off the disks in some way ?
     
    k9nick, Jan 19, 2008
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    impossible Guest

    "k9nick" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > And when I say knackard I mean will not and cannot work, can the disks
    > be removed and info lifted off the disks in some way ?


    Since there is no deterministic relationship between the knackeredness of a
    drive and the condition of the data stored there, it's hard to say. If you
    have the job done by a specialist, you can [maybe, probably] expect to
    recover [some, all] of your data. But in any case, be prepared to pay
    dearly for the service.
     
    impossible, Jan 20, 2008
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    PeeCee Guest

    "k9nick" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > And when I say knackard I mean will not and cannot work, can the disks
    > be removed and info lifted off the disks in some way ?



    k9nick

    In short the answer is 'yes'

    In practice though you will need a clean environment and lots of
    experience/information/tools to do so.

    These articles may give you a greater insight into the process of data
    recovery.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery
    http://www.myharddrivedied.com/presentations.html
    This video presentation (go part way down page) is long, but has all the
    info you need.

    So as I said in theory yes, in practice hours/days/weeks and lots of geek
    knowledge meaning the data may not be worth it.

    Best
    Paul.
     
    PeeCee, Jan 20, 2008
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    Richard Guest

    k9nick wrote:
    > And when I say knackard I mean will not and cannot work, can the disks
    > be removed and info lifted off the disks in some way ?


    I have twice done a board swap on a totally dead drive with sucess.
    Thats the great thing with buying raid sets, you get several identical
    drives which means when they are re purposed into general use you have
    spares around ;)
     
    Richard, Jan 20, 2008
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    Sir To You Guest

    On Jan 20, 12:45 pm, k9nick <> wrote:
    > And when I say knackard I mean will not and cannot work, can the disks
    > be removed and info lifted off the disks in some way ?


    Theres a couple of kiwi companies that can recover data, but do you
    really want them to see all the porn you've been downloading ha ha.
     
    Sir To You, Jan 21, 2008
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    thingy Guest

    k9nick wrote:
    > And when I say knackard I mean will not and cannot work, can the disks
    > be removed and info lifted off the disks in some way ?


    depends on what's knackered...if the controller has died a new one could
    be fitted and data recovered....If you have had a major head crash and
    its trashed the surface(s)...then obviously data is lost in that area,
    plus because the heads are so close normally a damage surface might not
    allow new heads to scim over the damaged area.....

    Be prepared for serious outlay and time waiting....last time I looked at
    this the price started at $650 and had to be sent to OZ with a 2 to 3
    week wait....

    regards

    thing
     
    thingy, Jan 22, 2008
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