Data recovery

Mike Whiting mail at
Fri Sep 3 11:59:00 BST 2010

On 3 Sep 2010, at 11:31, Mark Fowler wrote:

>> 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.
> Mark.

I'm afraid it's the drive itself.

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