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Hard drive bad

rrbayne
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I have a WD 34000  that is about 1.5 years old. I ahve gotten a new one from WD but there is still info on the old drive that I need. Is there a way to get it off. I get a Clunk Clunk when I try to use it at all. I know that I can't boot to it, but all of my attempts to slave it doesn't work either. Is there a way to get to the c: drive partion?
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As daft as it might seem, if all else fails remember these are mechanical devices that have bearings that run very hot. Hot metal tends to expand/contract whcih sometimes stops the drive from spinning at the correct RPM, as I stated as daft as it may seem, if you have tried all else and you are willing to give this ago try placing the drive in a fridge for about 24 hrs, I have doen this on lots of drives with great results.

However be sure if it works to get the data off quick as the drive will soon stop when the bearings reach the operating temperature.

As I said only do this when nothing else will work.

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Thanks guys the freezer trick did work in a sense.
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