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# 45403 2-Nov-2009 09:45
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Hi All;
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 lecturingFoot in mouth.

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  # 269272 2-Nov-2009 13:57
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/holds tongue

I guess you can try the drive in another machine or in a USB enclosure and hope it's just your motherboard that can't detect it.



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  # 269299 2-Nov-2009 15:56
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Ragnor: /holds tongue

I guess you can try the drive in another machine or in a USB enclosure and hope it's just your motherboard that can't detect it.


I have done all the swapping that I possible could. It is definitely the drive.

 
 
 
 


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  # 269307 2-Nov-2009 16:23
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The platters might be fine, and your data still there...

The circuit board however may have a problem. Sometimes if you replace it with exactly the same model (including revisions) you can get the data off...



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  # 269311 2-Nov-2009 16:32
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Noviota: The platters might be fine, and your data still there...

The circuit board however may have a problem. Sometimes if you replace it with exactly the same model (including revisions) you can get the data off...


I'll give that a go. Cheers

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  # 269412 2-Nov-2009 20:34
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which seagate drives had the dodgy firmware again? ..... might pay to check the drive on the seagate site before getting too crazy with recovery attempts






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  # 269415 2-Nov-2009 20:41
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Regs: which seagate drives had the dodgy firmware again? ..... might pay to check the drive on the seagate site before getting too crazy with recovery attempts


The drive is still under warranty as per the seagate website but the issue is the actual data. Also, I need to ship the drive to Singapore from New Zealand. I can get a bigger\better drive for the shipping costs.

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