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data drive not resonding

A two physical drive system with data on one drive, the OS on the C: drive.

The data drive will not respond.  Does not show as a loaded drive.  It has disappeared.

How can I recover it?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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It's a dead drive.  I've connected to another pc and nothing.

Fortunately I have a great backup system in full partion images.  

I guess it's simply a matter of getting a new drive partiion it like the bad drive D:, E: and F: and then copy the partitions to the new drive.

by the way, how hard is it to change out the controller board on the drive?  I can't get the bad drive to make a sound, it's dead when connected to outside power.  Tapped it a few times to see if that might knock it lose, but nothing.

Bums me out.  It was a perfectly good drive last week. And there is a ton of data on the drive I have to have for my business.
Paul MacDonald

I'm not sure how hard it its to change out the drive controller itself.  It might new difficult to get a spare.

The data is almost certainly recoverable.  A data recovery company can probably get all your says back...for a fee.
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