URGENT HELP NEEDED - Broken External Hard Drive

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KibrisLife
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URGENT HELP NEEDED - Broken External Hard Drive

Postby KibrisLife » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:11 am

can anyone help or advise please? Dropped my external WD hard drive and can not now access years of photos, music etc etc :(

I need to find a data recovery specialist who knows what they are doing - would be devastated to lose all my things.

Info : laptop recognises something is attached but asks me to format the drive. light is on the external box, can hear it working but cannot get into it. on shaking I can a hear something is loose, but don't want to open it up.

Can anyone urgently help? Please leave a number and I will call back straightaway. My number is 0533 8486952

Many thanks,

cavalryman
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Try Sunni 05488440245 or 05428724620

Postby cavalryman » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:39 pm

Try Sunni 05488440245 or 05428724620 he is very good.

Dan
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If he can't help, I

Postby Dan » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:18 pm

If he can't help, I might be able to. I've used data forensics software to recover my own drive in the past. You may not get everything back, but its a start. Failing that, only a proper data forensics lab can help you, but they're very expensive as they open the drive in a cleanroom etc.

Could also be a good time to try Chris06 who advertises on here - he's also had good feedback.

Dan

KibrisLife
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Thanks to both of you.

Postby KibrisLife » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:07 pm

Thanks to both of you. Someone is having a look already. Opened up hard drive, detached circuit board and hooked up via SATA to a mac but zilch. It can see the drive and it even has the name WD Passport, but nothing there. Ran a repair function on the mac but it just sat there working away but nothing happened. I could feel it working, but could easily have been that the drive is just jarring or something so not actually doing anything.

They are going to run on their big kit to see if anything can be done to get it back. Failing that, I am not sure if anything else can be done apart from sending it off to a mega bucks place?

Any advice greatly appreciate at this stage! :(

Dan
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Postby Dan » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:24 pm


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waddo
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Got to add my bit

Postby waddo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:14 pm

Got to add my bit as well people. You can back up your data as often as you like but trust me - if you never try to restore it, when the day comes that you need it and you find it won't restore then your heart will truly break.

If you back up yourself then make sure you can restore as well.

Been there - done that - lost it all - cried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KibrisLife
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sn196 - Can you let

Postby KibrisLife » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:57 am

sn196 - Can you let me have your details please and I will give you a shout.

John/waddo, yeah thanks for blindingly obvious comments, you don't think I know that already?!


[QUOTE=sn196;12699]Mate I can take a look for you. Im in girne if you want to drop it off. Ive done this many times.[/QUOTE:e62b465f]

sn196
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tried sending a pm but

Postby sn196 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:11 pm

tried sending a pm but your mailbox is full


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