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I have a 2TB drive that is almost dead and I hope to recover as much data as I can. The bios detects the drive when I plug it into a sata or use my external enclosure's esata port, however it clicks a lot. Windows and Spinrite do not detect the drive though which is the problem. Are there any programs or Linux distros that can help me at this point? I already set up an advanced rma with WD so they already sent me a 2TB drive for me to use to copy the data. My last resort is to give it to a computer shop and see if they can recover any data.
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Do you have another computer you could plug it into? If so, or even with the new drive WD sent you in your current computer, download a utility called DriveImage XML, find a tutorial that suits your needs and that you can understand by searching DriveImage XML tutorials on Google or Bing or whatever you want. I use this utility every week when a customer wants me to recover all of their files and other things from their laptop as it got infected with another virus or such. Hope this helps.
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Program doesn't detect the drive, I even tired the getdataback and it couldn't either :/
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try recuvva
 
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or on the other hand if you have access to acronis true image home then take an image of that drive then mount it and get the data that way.
 
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If you are desperate to try anything, some people have had success with freezing their drives: http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com/2006/01/freeze-your-hard-drive-to-recover-data.html
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