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Topic # 151131 14-Aug-2014 21:33
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Hi Guys, i am a newbie here. I have encountered errors with my internal hard drive. It wont show up in My Computer. Can someone please help me here? I dont want to lose any of my important data in it. Please please help me out.



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  Reply # 1108710 14-Aug-2014 21:47
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Can you still see it in control panel > administrative tools > disk management?

Either way my suggestion is quit now and take it to a data recovery specialist. It is not very expensive. Trying to DIY data recovery even at a basic level is not for beginners. Easy to do the wrong thing and lose more/all of your data.

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  Reply # 1108779 15-Aug-2014 08:03
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Leaving aside the fact that if your data is important you should have backups, power off the drive, do not attempt to recover it yourself, do not put it in a freezer, contact www.datalab.co.nz, send them the drive, pay them some money, get your data back.






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  Reply # 1108784 15-Aug-2014 08:10
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Absolutely agree with the above. Take the drive to professionals before further damage is done.


Lias:.. contact www.datalab.co.nz, send them the drive, pay them some money, get your data back.




The OP lists themselves as being in the USA ;-)





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  Reply # 1109062 15-Aug-2014 14:22
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Thanks for the awesome input. I am currently using Seagate Barracuda 1TB. Lets say if I am to replace the drive, what other brand you guys can suggest me? I am a general user with video editing and also occasional gamer. I did came through WD and also Kingston HDD but unsure about the reliability and performance of both.

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  Reply # 1109147 15-Aug-2014 15:49
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Personal preference really.

With the consolidation of the drive manufacturers only 3 companies make drives any more, every other brand of drive is just rebranded OEM product You have Toshiba, Seagate, and WD, and only the last two target the consumer market. 

I prefer WD over Seagate, others views may differ.






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  Reply # 1109160 15-Aug-2014 16:30
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Lias: Personal preference really.

With the consolidation of the drive manufacturers only 3 companies make drives any more, every other brand of drive is just rebranded OEM product You have Toshiba, Seagate, and WD, and only the last two target the consumer market. 

I prefer WD over Seagate, others views may differ.




I prefer Western Digital over Seagate as well. In my experience Western Digital drives fail less.

There are also these links..

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089464/three-year-27-000-drive-study-reveals-the-most-reliable-hard-drive-makers.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hdd-reliability-storelab,2681.html

Also, I would suggest getting another drive to be used for backup.



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  Reply # 1110476 18-Aug-2014 13:58
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Hi guys, appreciate of your feedback and suggestions, for my part I also did my homework and found that WD has got a slight advantage in terms of my requirement for the drive. Hence, I made up my mind to change to WD Blue since it is within my budget. TQVM.

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