mahenthiran

My WD desktop hard drive dropped. Not detecting in computer

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Hi, i am having a WD 500 GB desktop internal hard drive. Few days ago it was fell down in the floor (from 1 feet distance).

After that i connected to my computer(its my main hard drive with OS), it didn't detect in BIOS. The hard drive gets power and run with a clicking sound. After 2 or 3 minutes, it stops running. When again i start the computer same thing happens.

What i need to know is... Is there any option i can go for, apart from recovery, becos i need the data in it. Recovery cost is very much high, though i am not considering it.

Give me any suggestions, becos i need the data..... pls help:(

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You are unlikely to be able to recover the data on your own. I have worked on a lot of failed hard drives, and the data recovery tools available to non-professionals depend upon the drive being recognized. Data on drives that are not recognized or will not power up (or maintain power) is no recoverable except by pros.

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Thanks for your reply.

I already took it to the service centre and they are telling "recovery is the only way" without open the hard drive. The reason they are telling is, "only recovery centre professionals

 will open the hard drive". So i thought how they came to this decision? May be there is a problem with header, or any other with the internal parts(i don't know). And they are telling that we should not open the hard drive, orelse when we are going to recovery centres they would not accept our hard drive to repair it.

What do i do now? Shall i open and check (just a glimpse)?

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Dropped it means crashed heads... you're SOL.

If you plan to send it for professional recovery do NOT open it. You're only risking further damage to the drive to zero additional benefit.

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Is there any possibilities to make THIS hard drive work again? Can't they make this hard drive work again or they only can recover the files from this drive and give it as a new copy?

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Definitely done. The clicking sound is the head re-trying to synchronize with the surface. That is a typical sign of mechanical failure. The head is busted from the shock of the falling. There is nothing to be done at home. If your data is really important, get it to a professional data recovery lab, they have the tools to open it safely. DO NOT OPEN IT YOURSELF, you'll lose even the slightest chance of recovering the data, the disk surface is VERY sensitive to dust.

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I can't digest it. Okay..... if i need only the particular files from the drive, shall i recover it? Or they check the availability of recovering and get ALL those files recovered? How recovery cost is differ?

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Recovery in this case will be very expensive, think hundreds of dollars not tens. This is why backups are important. 

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Or thousands. My last quote from OnTrack to recover, I think it was 20GB off a failed drive like this, was something like $1800...

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