Recover Data IDE Hard Drive
Posted on 2010-11-17
I have an IDE Drive from an external USB drive that stopped working. It makes a clicking noise when you power it up with USB to IDE harness to try and read and recover any data.
In Windows, when you plug in the USB to IDE hard drive it clicks for a few minutes and then goes quite. The thing is the Windows says it sees a new USB Hard Drive but it never shows up in Windows Explorer or Computer Managerment -> Disk Managment.
I know this drive has hardware failure but I was wondeering if there are any tricks to get this drive to be read with USB to IDE harneess given above? I have tried positioning the disk in various positions in hopes it may work long enogh to get some data off it.
I know you can send out to specialist to recover data when drive crashed but that is usaully very expensive $400 to $1,000 and takes a month or more.
Looking for any tricks short of doing that which is too expensive in this case.
Also, does anyone know of what special equipment you need to recover data from crashed hard drive? I assume it is very expensive but you never know... It may be worth having from my IT business.