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Re: [newtech-1] Hard drive recovery services recommendations?

From: user 4.
Sent on: Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:14 AM
Fascinating. If that does not work get a magic wand! Just joking.

Great posts on this topic. If it is a NTFS drive, have you considered 
looking also at something like Partition Magic? Since the drive is 
detected, maybe something happened with the address table for the 
partition. What's nice about Partition Magic is you can change the size 
of a partition on the fly without (I think) doing anything with the data 
itself. Just a thought. It's handy software to have in any case....  
Regards, Mike





Jonathan Vanasco wrote:
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> On Nov 7, 2007, at 7:43 PM, John Uske wrote:
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>> My Maxtor One Touch 160GB USB back up drive was making steady 
>> clicking sounds on boot up.
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> When that happens, there's an old trick that works in some situations 
> ( it depends on the reason for the drive failure )...
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>     put your drive in a ziplock bag, suck out the air with a straw ( 
> you actually want to get out the moisture ), and put it in the freezer 
> overnight
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>     dropping the temp causes metal to contract, or something, and 
> you'll get some utility off it until it warms up
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>     doesn't work in every situation, but it can get you an hour or so 
> of recovery time off of each freeze
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>     you shouldn't do more than 2 freezes, and you need to wait about 
> 24 hours between each freeze ( allow condenstation to evaporate )
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> you should also google this document: 200 ways to revive a hard drive
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> in the future, there's a very easy way to handle drive failure: Raid 1 
> ( mirrored set )
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> always buy disks in sets of two. macs support software raid ; most pcs 
> now have hardware raid on the disk controller chips.  if you have a 
> laptop, you still have to sync, but if you're on a desktop there is no 
> reason why you shouldn't be raiding all of your drives for fault backup.
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