dropped external hard drive making clicking noise recovery?
I dropped my external off of my tower , it still installs drivers but it does not read , is there a way to recover the hard drive or the information ?
Sadly the click noise is the clue here: The drives mechanical part is damaged (head unit damaged).
If you must recover the data on the drive your only hope is to send the drive out to a recovery outfit that can repair the drive long enough to recovery your data. This is quite expensive!
There is nothing you can do to fix this as you need a ultra clean room and highly specialized tools. Here's a service outfit I've used and a vid which will give you an idea on what is needed: Secure Data Recovery
You could also use the device as a paperweight after taking it out of your current enclosure and re-purposing the enclosure with a new drive.
If your external hard drive is no longer reading after it was dropped, there may still be a chance to recover your data. Here are some steps you can take to try and recover your hard drive or the information:
However, it's important to note that dropping a hard drive can cause physical damage to the disk platters or other components, which may make data recovery impossible. Therefore, it's important to take caution and avoid doing anything that could further damage the hard drive.
I recommend reading the following blogs for more information on recovering data from damaged hard drives:
you can try to open the case of the external hdd
install it in your PC and try if it work or not
so if it is work you can buy 2.5" encloser and plug&play
If the data is critical then just send it out for recovery.
Otherwise, you can try to fix it yourself.
Start by acquiring the exact same make and model hard drive in good working condition.
You will then need to open the bad drive and determine what is broken. You can harvest parts from the new drive to repair the broken one.
You may need to swap the platters from the old drive to a new drive.
There is a lot of information on how to do this but below is an example of the sort of work you are looking at.
Hello Marco Smit,
Your hard drive experiencing mechanical/arm failure and needs to send out to the cleanroom. This is not something you can do and you need to send your hard disk to the certified hard data recovery service company like TTR Data Recovery
They recover all my data from my mechanical bad hard drive after sending it to few different data recovery company.
Good luck to you
thanks for information...
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