Backup Routine for Photos, & Sudden Hard Drive Failure

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BobSC
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Re: They always fail out of nowhere!
In reply to Peter Del, 9 months ago

Peter Del wrote:

A few days ago BOTH failed on the SAME day; they make a faint clicking sound and are not seen by my PC. I tried one in another PC, it did not see it either. I swapped cables to no avail and successfully used the original cables in a friends external hard drive.

My question is this; is it possible to recover my photos and how likely am I to find someone who can do this and put them on another EHD?

Peter Del

It sounds like maybe the stepper motors have failed.

If that is the case, then there are companies that will take your drive into a clean room, open them up, remove the platters, put them into special devices, and recover the data off them. There are people who can even recover data that has been deleted and written over.

It's not cheap.

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