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Need help disassembling a USB external HD + data recovery

Q: Need help disassembling a USB external HD + data recovery

To make a very long story short I have an acomdata ext hard drive that has in someway failed Anytime I connect it to a computer it can t be read a recovery USB HD disassembling data Need + external help If you would like any background data on the steps that me and another member took to try and get the drive recognized you can look here http www techspot com vb topic - html In that link is all the data and product specs that you would need Now on to the real reason for this thread I would like to take this ext hard drive apart and I am not really sure how to that I hope that somebody on here may have some experience with this hard drive Need help disassembling a USB external HD + data recovery but im not holding my breath I did however Need help disassembling a USB external HD + data recovery find a link to a very similar HD http www gearhack com myink ViewP ridDrive External Hard Drive Disassembly html I read a little bit about the process and I already have questions I think i will save those questions for when we actually get to those steps I will get started on taking it apart and see if anyone has anything to add in Thanx for the help nbsp

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A: Need help disassembling a USB external HD + data recovery

Your link looks sufficient. I've got 4 external enclosures hooked up to several computers. The principle is the same in them all. If your enclosure is like the one shown then it is real simple. Ignore all the wires plugged into the green PCB because you don't need to disconnect any of them. Once you get to the point where you can see the drive itself, you may need to remove 4 screws from the bottom (also shown in your link). Then the drive will slide out a few millimeters away from the PCB and can be lifted out.
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A:data recovery on an external hard drive: please help

Sometimes you can recover data and sometimes you cannot. You are correct in that when you do a normal delete, you are really just removing the references to the file in the MFT or if fat32, the FAT.

Since it did format, and there was some type of security, it may have done a secure type of format or erase of the data. It may still be possible to recover data however it is most likely going to have to go to a data recovery shop. Prices for this are NOT cheap. Here a very basic data recovery costs $100 plus whatever media it used to copy the data. Prices go way up from there.

It does you little good now however we have a saying; "Data you do not have at least two copies of is data you do not care about" With an image backup of the data files, this would be a no brainer to fix. New drive and restore the data; done.

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>... since I'm not that expert and I didn't want to break anything.
That the reason why you should not do anything. Small mistake and you can damage something. There are many small plastic holders that can be broken.

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What was the operating system of the hard drive you're trying to recover the data from?
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A:Data Recovery

Have you used any recovery software? Is that data worth a bit of money? lol

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Spinrite? Does the hard drive spin up at all?

Pro and Con arguments ref. condensation (internal) and putting it in a fridge/freezer. I suppose with progressive temperature reduction and dessicants you could reduce the risk and gain the chance of some recovery.

It all depends on the value of the data vs the effort (and expense with commercial data recovery) you wish to expend.

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Quick Shot.....

Only can give links to software recovery.

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If the video was only on CD ROM media, and the media is no longer good, sorry to say but no, the video is gone.
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What version of Window? If it is a XP or Win2k you can try to repair it using the installation CD. A new installation should get rid of the problem too.

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when this computer worked did it have two drives? Like a c:\ and d:\ as well as maybe a cd/dvd drive e:\  or did it only have one drive? Like a c:\ drive where your files where and then a d:\ drive for the cd/dvd drive?
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Try this program,

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drive spins, can hear it.

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A:Data recovery

Here's a few different tools to try to attempt partition repair and/or partiition data recovery. People have reported good results when using the tools but the result (and certainly quaility of the result) may vary by situation.

Gparted and TestDisk (freeware)
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i would edit your post and remove the email address from the post - otherwise you will get lots of spam

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The best one seems to be free. There are a couple posts in this forum about lost data recovered by Restoration. In one case, a drive that appeared empty was filled with an mp3 collection that was recovered.

If you use this program, click the Others menu and Scan All Clusters for the best results. The thing should be used by law enforcement!

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