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well, i got an external hdd from a guy, he told me it doesnt work
so, i believe its samsung hd502hi 500gb

well, here is the problem
i plugged it into my computer, pc detected it but said it needs to be formatted, which is unacceptable since there are important data, but i could see it between my drives

i thought i would try some data recovery soft.. i decided to try easeUS data recovery
everything was ok, so i started recovery
after one hour and 30 minutes, it somehow stopped.. at somewhere near 10%.. elapsed time was still going on, but everything else just stopped and harddrive started to do a strange noise, like trrrrrrrrrrrrrr biggrin.gif

ive stopped it, unplugged, plugged again and pc still detected it, but it was not in my drives anymore, and that strange sound continues...

uhm well, did i kill it? or did it die before? and is there any way to fix that? these data are really important mad.gif
thanks
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uhm well, did i kill it? or did it die before? and is there any way to fix that? these data are really important mad.gif
thanks

The drive was slumped over- you just came back for the double tap.
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no, i will just not give up biggrin.gif
i somehow finished recovering with that easeus tool after a very looooooong time, around 180 hours
unfortunately, at the last step (recovering/saving files from that hdd) it asks me to buy it.. oh gawd
could anyone recommend me a decent - free software? thanks biggrin.gif
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