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Dropped Hard Drive - Wont read - Cant test

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I have a hard drive that was dropped while it was operating and is no longer readable. When I plug it into a working system to test and possibly recover data i a get weird error.

When running WD Data Lifgaurd tests on the drive, it thinks that the drive has 0mb of space on it, so it only tests 0mb, and gives me a passing grade on every test.

Im thinking as a last ditch effort to remove the cover and see if the r/w arm is stuck. Or do you think I am better off taking it to a professional.
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Thought so,
thanks guys.

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Any ideas of price range with these companies?
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Gillware is about $500 USD. But it depends on how hard it is to recover.
Though they are suppose to have a No Recovery, No Fee policy.

I've seen other posts that mention a couple of thousand, for some companies.
Again, it depends on the situation.
ie: a single drive isn't usually as much as set of raid drives.
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>>  Any ideas of price range with these companies?   <<  no -  i can only suggest a minimum price; for most it depends on the work and tools needed

that's why i posted : "don't forget to ask for their recovery policy, and fee! "
you can always google for low cost services
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Thank you much.   : )
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