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HDD dropped from ~1 meter and not working

Yeah, sounds like you'd need to send it to a data recovery service.

Be aware though that such an undertaking is usually pretty expensive,

so it's only really worth it if you really need that data.

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Hello everyone! My 1TB Hitachi hard drive fell about 1 meter from a table. Luckly it was powered down and in a external case. I was extremely worried though that my +900gb worth of data and backups we're all long gone, because I was aware how delecate hard drives are. I plugged it in and it started spining up. Once it spun up, the head tried to read from the disks. Unforunaly it makes some kind of high pitch noise and it's emitting beeps. And it does not show up in bios or disk manager. This is how it sounds: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2jcjlwyreyc846/Video%202014-09-30%2018%2002%2030.mov

 

If anybody is familiar with that paticular problem, please tell me if there's anything I can do about it myself or if I'm better of sending it to somebody who can recover the data from the disks.

Thanks in advance!

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Hello everyone! My 1TB Hitachi hard drive fell about 1 meter from a table. Luckly it was powered down and in a external case. I was extremely worried though that my +900gb worth of data and backups we're all long gone, because I was aware how delecate hard drives are. I plugged it in and it started spining up. Once it spun up, the head tried to read from the disks. Unforunaly it makes some kind of high pitch noise and it's emitting beeps. And it does not show up in bios or disk manager. This is how it sounds: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2jcjlwyreyc846/Video%202014-09-30%2018%2002%2030.mov

 

If anybody is familiar with that paticular problem, please tell me if there's anything I can do about it myself or if I'm better of sending it to somebody who can recover the data from the disks.

Thanks in advance!

It sounds like you've caused physical damage to the reading head -- knocked it out of alignment or something....You'll need to send it out. 


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Might be dead... You might want to contact some data recovery professionals to get your data back...

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Hello everyone! My 1TB Hitachi hard drive fell about 1 meter from a table. Luckly it was powered down and in a external case. I was extremely worried though that my +900gb worth of data and backups we're all long gone, because I was aware how delecate hard drives are. I plugged it in and it started spining up. Once it spun up, the head tried to read from the disks. Unforunaly it makes some kind of high pitch noise and it's emitting beeps. And it does not show up in bios or disk manager. This is how it sounds: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2jcjlwyreyc846/Video%202014-09-30%2018%2002%2030.mov

 

If anybody is familiar with that paticular problem, please tell me if there's anything I can do about it myself or if I'm better of sending it to somebody who can recover the data from the disks.

Thanks in advance!

it sounds like your read and write head is dislodged otherwise you f'd unless you have an identical drive lying around


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The only way that I know to get the data off is taking the HDD to a data recovery; where they take the drive apart and have to find the identical HDD and make a new HDD to get the data off.

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Yeah, sounds like you'd need to send it to a data recovery service.

Be aware though that such an undertaking is usually pretty expensive,

so it's only really worth it if you really need that data.


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The only way that I know to get the data off is taking the HDD to a data recovery; where they take the drive apart and have to find the identical HDD and make a new HDD to get the data off.

yes if the data is not hat important than that is the option


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Thanks everyone! Seems like I'm sending it to a data recovering service then. Oh well time to gather some money :(

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You could have saved so much money if you had that data backuped on another drive. Your first priority should be to buy 2 drives this time :/

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