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Internal Sata Drive will not power on

I have a Internal Sata drive that will not power up.  I have tried more than one power supply just to rule out that as the cause. Meaning, if I use the computers internal power supply or the power supply of a USB to Sata kit, I still get nothing.  The drive is silent and the plates are not spinning.  I really need to retrieve some data from this drive.  Do I have any options?

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DavidCommented:
Nothing you can do other than take it to a recovery professional.  Figure around $500.   You don't need data cables for a SATA disk to spin up, so if you look at the power specs of the drive and have tested other disks with same or greater power requirements, and they spin up ... then that is all you can do.

Most major cities have data recovery companies, and it is best to use a local one, but make sure you have one that has it's own clean room and provides free estimates.  
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garycaseCommented:
As noted above, you'll need to send the drive to a professional data recovery company to restore your data.

These folks are very good;  are very reasonable (by data recovery standards -- figure ~ $400);  and have a "no recovery, no fee" policy => so if they can't recover your data it doesn't cost you anything.
http://www.gillware.com/
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nobusCommented:
if you can find a disk logic board of the same model and firmware revision - it may work (on older drives)
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noxchoCommented:
How did it come to this condition? Power shortage or physical damage?
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A.V.Lead EngineerAuthor Commented:
Not exactly sure, not physical damage.  But this is the second time in the same computer within a year period so I am guessing there is some sort of power surge or shortage issue at hand here.
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DavidCommented:
Second time is not really statistically significant.  You had a drive fail, then a 2nd drive failed. You did not have 2 failures within a year, UNLESS the computer is only a year old.  Remember, 100% of disk drives fail, and those consumer class drives under 1TB cost around $25.00 to make.  In this day and age, you should buy two, use RAID1 (With software if your O/S supports it).

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nobusCommented:
maybe time to install an UPS then ?
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noxchoCommented:
I agree with nobus, instead of waiting for third failure - change UPS.
As for recovery, use professional data recovery service if the data on disk is valuable.
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