OT, how I recovered data from a bad drive

Discussion in 'Asus' started by me, May 27, 2011.

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    me Guest

    I have owned many Asus boards and currently use a P5Q Deluxe but wanted to
    share the following.

    I had an old Maxtor 120gb drive connected via usb that made a very loud
    clicking noise every few seconds but I needed to get some data off of it. I
    tried a different enclosure, cables, usb port, you name it, but nothing
    helped. The data would start to copy and that clicking noise would halt the
    transfer. I was ready to use a hammer on the drive and trash it. I decided
    to flip the drive upside down and fire it up and I recovered the data and
    no clicking noise. The point is that if you have a bad drive and need
    something that is on it try anything that may cause it to work long enough
    to get your data.
     
    me, May 27, 2011
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    Foke Guest

    That's thinking outside the box!

    I've also heard that putting them in a freezer for a few hours can
    sometimes help.
     
    Foke, May 27, 2011
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