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Try putting the drive in a zip-lock freezer bag (make sure it's somewhat heavy duty on the zipper) and throw the drive in the freezer for a good while. If the drive just had a hard time spinning up, this will slightly shrink everything and you can plug the drive in to try and backup what was lost. It's completely safe and has worked for me in the past!
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Here's my advice:
- NEVER put data you can't get back on a drive without having a backup somewhere.
- Before putting data on a new drive always do a full read and a full write to every sector on the drive, then check SMART for any reallocated sectors, pending sectors, etc. Check SMART every month, or every other month after.
- If you can't afford a dedicated server with realtime backup, I suggest buying two drives next time and running them in RAID 1.

Hard drives are too big now to no have a realtime backup of some sort. Losing 1+TB of data can destroy a man. Manually backing up that much data is a pain, takes time, and sometimes you forget and still lose months worth of data. Everyone finds out the hard way, but most people then shape up and it never happens to them again.
Edited by Murlocke - 11/5/11 at 2:08pm
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