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post #21 of 36
Try finding a controller board for the hdd. Could be that failed since it's not showing up in the bios. Replacing the controller board should do the trick if the mechanics are okay.
post #22 of 36
Losing the music would hurt me more than losing the games
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Bet it was a Seagate...
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post #24 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
This is your best bet if all else fails, get a cooler with ice and stick the HDD in it. Try to keep it cold while attempting to take an image from it.
You risk melting ice with that.

Wrap the HDD in a dry paper towel and plastic bag. Place it in the freezer.
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post #25 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lefty67 View Post
Losing the music would hurt me more than losing the games
It all hurts lol. Luckily I can get maybe half of my music back from my ipod though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
Bet it was a Seagate...
Hitachi, first Hitachi drive I had fail on me too, always been a fan of their HDD's.
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post #26 of 36
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Bet it was a Seagate...
I have a seagate in my laptop. Only complaint I have with it is that it's loud as hell. Seems to work fairly well.

Don't hate on Seagate. Hey, that rhymed!
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post #27 of 36
I am now dreading the day one of my harddrives fails.

Going to make backups of my music on my brand new F3 when I get it..
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post #28 of 36
so i would like to inquire as to the science behind frezzzing the drive??
post #29 of 36
Should of went with A Western Digital/Seagate or a Samsung HD. 1 TB drives do tend to have a slight more failure rate.
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post #30 of 36
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You risk melting ice with that.

Wrap the HDD in a dry paper towel and plastic bag. Place it in the freezer.
Yeah, so put it in a bag or something, I think the key to this trick is to keep it cold while it's operating. They take no time at all to warm up under normal conditions. The video I watched of this working was done from a mini-fridge freezer, which has a nice cold flat surface to lay the HDD on.
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