Hard Disc Failure
Posted on 2013-06-19
I have a Hitachi 320GB drive with Windows 7 that will not boot. Connected the drive to another PC via USB adapter and only 1 partition pops up after about 1-2 minutes. It is a partition labeled (System) with about 200MB. At first the main partition would pop up after maybe 3-4 minutes... I started copying files in a desperate attempt to save the data, but the partition disappeared after a while and I got "write delay failed.... etc.). After that, the partition is not showing up at all now. Obviously the drive is failing, but...
My question is: is this a logical failure or a mechanical one? Should I waste my time with software recovery tools or just seek a hard drive professional recovery expert?