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1. Buy a new identical model drive.
2. Take the circuit board off the new drive and replace the bricked circuit board with it.
3. Read all your data.
4. Put the good circuit board back onto the new drive, and voila!
The difficult we do right away...
...the impossible takes slightly longer.
That only works if the electronics failed. It won't do anything about WTF caused the hardware in kmoorevs drive to get misaligned so that the read heads are hitting the platters.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Had a friend who lost a *very* important external drive. Basically, their entire business was on it. Contacted a few local data recovery services - picked one - handed them the bad drive and a brand new one. They recovered 99% of the data. I want to say they spent close to $1,000 for the work, but it was worth every penny.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
It is also possible that the harddrive controller went bad or glitched.
I recently had a WD drive fail but happened to buy 2 at the same time with the same Board and firmware installed. it was just a simple matter of swapping the board.
Clicking is not always the heads, it may just not be able to find the data on disk because of the firmware.
Whoa man, that's a scary thought and I was contemplating buying an Audi only to be held back by my own common sense while considering the maintenance and running costs (especially down here, it's insane).