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 Post subject: Drive is no longer recognized by systems
PostPosted: April 12th, 2017, 11:29 
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A Hitachi Deskstar HDS722525VLAT80 drive is no longer recognized by any desktop system - does not even get listed in BIOS. However, if you disconnect the data cable and leave just the power one, then it gets heated - something is operational.

There is some important data I need to recover from it. Please let me know what I can try.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Drive is no longer recognized by systems
PostPosted: April 12th, 2017, 14:14 
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WOW !!!

IDE VLAT IBM drive !!!

Does the drive spins at all ? Can you listen to any any funny noise ?

I don't mind to take a look but you would have to ship the drive to Portugal ...

Maybe you should find a reputable data recovery firm near you if the data is important ?

You need special firmware tools and knowledge to attempt to see what is going on with the drive and then if possible fix it and image/clone the drive. Assuming of course it didn't suffer a catastrofic head crash like this :

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1411

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 Post subject: Re: Drive is no longer recognized by systems
PostPosted: April 12th, 2017, 14:15 
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If it is not recognized by the BIOS or anything else, then not much. Need more advanced tests to rule out the problem.
Need parts and advanced equipment that can work with the drive's firmware.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive is no longer recognized by systems
PostPosted: April 12th, 2017, 15:45 
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If the drive doesn't spin, then the PCB is most probably bad.

If you can upload detailed photos of both sides of the PCB, I could help you test the onboard supply voltages. We could also determine whether the preamp has been damaged.

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