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HDD Recovery

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Gustavo Woltmann, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Gustavo Woltmann

    Gustavo Woltmann Newbie

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    I've got 2.5 HDD that has pretty much died. I've had some luck with Stellar phoenix trying to recovery it but it's barely reading the sectors. It's so slow it. I let it run 24hrs a day for about 4 days and decided to cancel. That was just to scan the drive, the recovery took a few more days after that.

    The drive is spinning but then will spin down. This goes on and on. Its reading about half a second of information every 10 seconds.

    I don't know if anything can be done other than letting it run 24hrs a day for the next few months and have a massive power bill. Anyone have any ideas to another solution? Thanks
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    scorpNZ Active member

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    4 days..lol..i would've stopped it after 24hrs.Power use will be minimal it's only a pc & mines usually on 24/7.There's only two options assuming any of the data you recovered is any good,if it's not you have your answer.Options are let the read & write recovery run for x amount of days or accept data is gone.If you choose to let it run i'd personally set x amount of days to recover,if it hasn't by then end it all with a hammer
     
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    if able to recover any data then see if can open it alright or not as might be damaged.
     
  5. ajms1989

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    Hi Gustavo, I know it is a number of days old forum but I want to know that have you succeeded with stellar to get your data back because I also think to opt for it. Kindly suggest.
     
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    try easeus recovery tool, pulled down most of my fried files off a broke hdd, and on a more not serious note, your not going to have a big bill for a hard drive spinning for days :rolleyes:
     
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    Mez Active member

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    You might look for a sector fixer. I don't know if they still make this type of software. I have an old seagate utility that would read a sectors multiple times until it was sure the reading was accurate then write it back a few thousand times. This takes forever but it can recover a disk.
     
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    use a hiren disc and the hard drive regenerator to clean up bad magnetic sectors
    this may help your recovery
    getdatabackis another date recovery software that is pretty reliable

    kyran
     

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