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Hard Drive Dropped

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by LDee, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. LDee

    LDee Regular member

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    Have a HD that's been dropped, can hear movement inside the unit when tilted now. It won't mount, doesn't even try to spin up. I have tried in a few different systems, Windows and Linux.

    My question is, if I get an exact same model of drive, open it, take the platters out from the old unit and put them in the new unit (assuming I find no scratches or gouges in the actual platters after opening), could I possibly recover the data? How likely is this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    yes it can be done as that is how data recovery businesses do it.
     
  3. LDee

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    Thanks ddp, I'll give it a shot if I can find the same model.
     
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    no problem.
     

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