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I have an WD10EAVS (WD 1TB HDd Caviar Green, 8mb Cache) Which just took a fall (was in external enclosure) looks like one of the heads is bent... i need a similar drive that i can attempt a platter swap with as I cant find this drive online at any legitimate retailer, is there a way to tell if another drive would work?

The drive was completely full of all my movies and tv shows
     
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It is not something that most people can do.
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Drive's dead. You won't get the information back from that unless you have a clean room and the proper equipment.

Use this as a lesson. The data doesn't exist unless it exists in 3 places at once .
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Not possible :\\ or it will cost way too much money ..
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post #5 of 31
I've been in your position too, and I actually tried (and failed) to Frankenstein it back to life with another drive. Long story short, it's not something you have a good chance at without proper equipment and skills.

If you have $1000 to throw at hard drive recovery service, fine, but you'll most likely have to say goodbye to your data. I know I lost 600GB of stuff, and now I have my important data on 3 different drives.
 
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I assume the difficulty comes from the trays not being attached at the spindle and rather being 3 separate pieces?
     
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post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post
I assume the difficulty comes from the trays not being attached at the spindle and rather being 3 separate pieces?
No, the swap procedure couldn't be easier. It's getting access to an ISO 10 clean room that's the hard part.
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IF you think it's totally dead, I have heard that putting it in the freezer will get it back to live long enough to maybe move most of the stuff off.

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...e-freezer.html
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SS_Patrick View Post
IF you think it's totally dead, I have heard that putting it in the freezer will get it back to live long enough to maybe move most of the stuff off.

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...e-freezer.html
If its clicking, sure that CAN sometimes work. Assuming he hasn't opened up the drive yet.
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no you dont understand a drive head is slightly bent doesnt appear to be scratching but is causeing the drive to time out
     
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