I have a hard drive with lots of data I need. And of course I didn't back it up (well, I did 2 years ago).
Any tips? When I connect it to a win xp PC (would win 7 make a difference? it was on an XP machine) with a USB enclosure / SATA -> UBS adapter, the drive spins up.
sometimes, the drive management sees the drive, gives it a drive letter, says it's healthy, but doesn't show that it's NTFS.
when you go to that drive letter in windows explorer, it says this drive isn't formatted. do you want to format it now?
one time when I connected it, I got that autplay? window where it scans the drive. it hung in the middle.
I tried sticking the drive in the freezer, but same results.
Every few seconds, you get a faint clunk.
I tried recover my files and easus data recvery wizard pro. the easus app ran for a while, started copying files with the names file000.___ to a different hard drive. but those files were different sizes but all had the same square character. I searched that folder for the letter a and it didn't find it! so those files weren't worth much. and I stopped the process.
Do I want to (try to) repair the partition info or get the files off?
I hate to admit it, but this is the 2nd time I';ve had this problem. 2 years ago I had to spend $2K to have a clean room get the data back. Think I'd learn?