How to recover files from broken toshiba HDD?
I have a toshiba HDD but it was broken, i just want to recover all my files. what will i do recover my files?
There is one way that you can try at home. See if you can get the PCB for that same drive. Sometimes you can get those from ebay.com and even other sources. You may have to do a comprehensive search based on the model number of your drive. Once you have it, replace the PCB and start to recover the files. This will only work if the failure of your drive is caused by an element on the PCB. If it is caused by an internal part, i.e. Platter, read/write heads, or the head actuator, you wont fix it at home. There is also a possibility that it could be the drive motor. The only other way would be to recover your files through one of the many commercial services. This is usually costly and would depend on the importance of your files. Hope this helps to get you started in the right direction.
I've used a usb to ide/sata drive adapter on lots of drives that won't boot or have the "tick of death" to copy off files.
It may not work 100% of the time, but, I've managed to recover data on probably 8 out of 10 drives.
If your computer cannot boot due to the crashed hard drive, remove and connect it to another Windows computer. Check if you can access to the Windows system and the hard drive can be detected. If the hard drive can be detected but you can’t access to your data on it, you can retrieve data from crashed hard drive with hard drive data recovery tool.
See dear any type of physical stress like dropping causes problem in the mechanical components of the drive. And when the mechanical components experiences any kind of physical stress then the hard drive gets physically damaged making the stored data inaccessible. But you need not to worry you just need not to tamper with the hard drive and consult a hard drive recovery expert as soon as possible. These experts will recover your data in a secure manner.