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 Post subject: Data Recovery Baby Steps?
PostPosted: April 26th, 2016, 11:22 
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Hi, I'm a newbie here, and would appreciate some guidance and advice. I have three hard drives that I'd like to access (2 SATA, 1 IDE). None seem mechanically faulty in that they spin quietly and have not been subjected to drops or other shocks. If memory serves me, they are just not recognized by my PC BIOS, so of course they are not visible to Windows.

IN GENERAL, what steps can and should be taken at little or no cost before engaging a professional? And how can recovery costs be kept reasonable? I can't afford any of the places I've found that just charge a flat rate for "whatever is wrong."

Earl


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 Post subject: Re: Data Recovery Baby Steps?
PostPosted: April 26th, 2016, 17:05 
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to begin with, state their models


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 Post subject: Re: Data Recovery Baby Steps?
PostPosted: April 26th, 2016, 17:17 
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A drive can still have mechanical fault despite not clicking. Quite common actually.

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 Post subject: Re: Data Recovery Baby Steps?
PostPosted: April 26th, 2016, 18:58 
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jermy wrote:
to begin with, state their models


Seagate ST2000DM001
Seagate ST3120022A
Western Digital WD10EADS


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 Post subject: Re: Data Recovery Baby Steps?
PostPosted: April 26th, 2016, 18:59 
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labtech wrote:
A drive can still have mechanical fault despite not clicking. Quite common actually.


Thanks. That's good to know.

Earl


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 Post subject: Re: Data Recovery Baby Steps?
PostPosted: April 26th, 2016, 19:48 
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for the Seagate drives can you post terminal log ?
for WD maybe a simple slow fix


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 Post subject: Re: Data Recovery Baby Steps?
PostPosted: April 27th, 2016, 14:33 
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esjones wrote:
labtech wrote:
A drive can still have mechanical fault despite not clicking. Quite common actually.


Thanks. That's good to know.

Earl


yups, most of the times its still hardware in this case


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