Data recovery

Mark Fowler mark at
Fri Sep 3 11:31:27 BST 2010

> Can anyone recommend any good data recovery services?  My friend dropped his external hard drive and now it seems to have become my responsibility to 'fix it' because some of my bands songs are on there.  I'm not sure what exactly is wrong.  The drive seems to gets noticed but that's about it.  I suspect if there's anything that can be done with it at all it would involve removing the platter and rehousing it.

Is it the drive that's broken or the enclosure?  Assuming it's a
simple IDE drive inside, if you crack open the unit, toss the
enclosure and then use one of those USB <-> IDE connectors (amazon
stock em), does the drive work.


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