Hello everyone! I hope things are going better for all of you than it is for me. Unfourtanetly, I have been the frugal man over the years. This choice matched me up with a Segate Barracuda 7200.11. It’s a 1.5 TB Hard Drive that I have used several hours a day since I purchased it back in 2009.
The reason I am writing tonight, is there are loud clicking noises emanating from the 3.5 In. Internal Disk Drive. The 1st time I noticed it, the clicking was only about once a second.
But I’m sure as hell not allowing to let this Hard Drive perform a human launch out of a car at freeway speed as its final performance. I borrowed an External HDD Docking Station from my younger Brother. second I noticed the infamous clicking noise increased in speed to twice a second. And now the drive no longer shows up in the Device Manager.
I really don’t think there is anything too important on there, but I would rather not take the chance if possible.
There are probably only three possible ways I know that would possibly coerce the drive to function just long enough to extract small amounts of crucial data. If there is even any uncoruppted data left on it. The platters are moving freely currently, so at least I got that going for me, which is nice…
We can loosen the torx screws on the top of the drive in an attempt to get the drive to stop clicking, and allow the head to move more freely. Dust will likely enter when we perform this. So it is a one-time deal. Because Professional data recovery services do not like dealing with dusty disc drive plates. And it costs the customer exponentially more for the same service.
We could Freeze the drive. This is a one-time deal, and has to be frozen correctly the 1st time.
Something that is an absolute genius of a plan that I never would of thought of.
@wendell & @ryan I would love to hear your expert advice before I end up doing something I will regret. One thing is certain though. I do not want to pay for professional recovery of the drive. I don’t make a lot of money, and I really have little to any idea whatsoever about what’s on there. So don’t feel bad if we break it .
I have a older 250 GB Crucial SSD, and a 6 TB WD Black drive my younger brother game me.
look into a programs like ddrescue and photorec. These are your best chances are recovering the data without ruining the disk beyond repair. After you try both of these then you can consider your other options
Hahaha the smallest USB drive my younger brother has is a 128 GB… Smh. Must be rough. Well I have to work here in a few hours anyways I guess, but I promise that I will keep you up to date on how it goes.
Are you sure this might work even with the drive clicking like twice a second???
This is what my younger brother is doing later on today . The sad part is he doesn’t trust me with one of his #2 pencils. For the most part its his loss lol. But hey MAYBE I will get the pleasure of seeing you guys on seeing you on here. If not TTYL.
it’s a drive that is 7 yrs old. Any milleage you get out of it is borrowed. Get a 4tb on boxing day, copy data over, then take the 1.5tb drive write zeros to it, then drill it and take it to the range.
I obtained Tonic-Conic Epilepsy within the 1st two weeks of starting at a grocery-retail store for a 14 year run named “Hy-Vee”. Having cash/ along with being armed is 2 of the dumbest things I could Accomplish.
I will send a couple pics of what we are dealing with. At least something for you to chuckle you at. Have a nice day/
I have a 250 SSD, 4TB USB 3, and a 6TB