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post #11 of 18
OMG i cant belieave this.. im in EXACTLY the same position right now !!!

i have a very important HD died a few minutes ago.. Hows the Freezing time/recover/etc??

TY in advance !!!
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post #12 of 18
$500 up front, non-refundable fee?! BS!!! My shop partners with two of the biggest in data recovery, DriveSavers and ESS, they will pay for you to ship the drive to them for a FREE estimate and you don't pay unless they get data.
Screw these NCIX idiots and just call DriveSavers yourself.
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post #13 of 18
When you get it out you want to put it in the PC right away and recover the data itll start to condensate quickly as I said you can usually get about 15 minutes out of it.

The only other option would be buy the exact same model and swap the actuator from the new drive to the old one but it'll only run so long with that also since you dont have a clean room to rebuild the drive.
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
$500 up front, non-refundable fee?! BS!!! My shop partners with two of the biggest in data recovery, DriveSavers and ESS, they will pay for you to ship the drive to them for a FREE estimate and you don't pay unless they get data.
Screw these NCIX idiots and just call DriveSavers yourself.
They probably use a program like R Studio, That does not work if the actuator is bad. Freezing will sometimes get the actuator going temporarily, I've been recovering data for years in a business setting and we use the freezer there.
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post #15 of 18
when it condensates, wont that water hurt the rest of the computer? wont the water drip down onto my ther hd etc?
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ok also, right now the dead/frozen HD has windows on it..

do i need to load win onto a diff hd, start up the comp, then add the frozen HD to grab the data off it? or can i just put the frozen HD in as the main HD and have it lod win and transfer the data off it to a usb stick
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ok also, right now the dead/frozen HD has windows on it..

do i need to load win onto a diff hd, start up the comp, then add the frozen HD to grab the data off it? or can i just put the frozen HD in as the main HD and have it lod win and transfer the data off it to a usb stick
You should plug it into a separate computer, preferably one with a lot of hard drive space. After all, if you manage to get the drive running even for a moment, you want to be able to copy stuff from it. That's the point, after all! Absolutely DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOOT FROM IT.
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post #18 of 18
Keep your hard drives cool. I have a lots of exhaust airflow running over my hard drives so I don't use any hard drive coolers, the exhaust keeps them cool. If you don't have any airflow across the hard drives try a hard drive cooler. Electromechanical devices do not like heat.
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