I have a vista ultimate pc with a 160Gig master drive. I have a 2nd 500Gig Seagate hard drive installed. The 2nd drive is partitioned into 4 (not that it matters I think). I have been using this drive for storage only. This setup has been perfect for the last year or so. Last week, the slave drive crashed. The pc doesn't recognise it at all. Not in disk management, or even the bios.
The drive spins like it should, no strange noise, nothing peculiar. I accept that the drive is probably poked but is there (and I think I know the answer) anyway at all to get data off this drive besides using the expensive option of data recovery services?
I have heard (but too nervous too try) that there is a possiblity of freezing the drive for a few hours and gettign it to work one last time just to get the data off it.
It would really be a shame to lose 5 years worth of collecting music. Yeah I also know the importance of backups but haven't done any.....so please no lecturing.