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When my HDD died it turned my windows clock to like the year 2011 or something and was causing the security certificate errors. Got it fixed, but is there an easy way to recover the lost data?
Edited by iPDrop - 10/27/13 at 11:55am
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Depends on how the drive died. More often than not data recovery is not possible with your normal tools and equipment, because when a mechanical goes it's almost always a one way street and with minimal warning.

To attempt to do so on a budget though, you could try the drive freeze method. Basically: take the hard drive, seal it in a few layers of air tight plastic bags, then stick it in your freezer for a couple of hours. When the drive has been chilled down, if all has gone well and the drive isnt encrusted with ice, you can power it back up and hopefully the contraction caused by the cold temperatures will allow the drive to function for a short time before it dies again. This will only work a few times, and the window of opportunity each time gets smaller, so grab the important stuff while you can.

There is some risk in doing this though. Excessive ice encrustation on the casing and control board can cause shorts when the ice melts, and if the drive is cooled too far, the parts will contract too much and start causing even more damage.


And if its the external that died, remove the drive from the enclosure and controller board, and hook it up normally after the freeze.
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Thanks I'll give it a shot. It wasn't the external it was my Internal WD Black 2TB
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