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Old 05-02-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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probably unrecoverable, never open a hard drive you need data off of v.v
are you sure it is? I've heard some amazing stories of hard drive recoveries.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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are you sure it is? I've heard some amazing stories of hard drive recoveries.
I doubt he's sure, seeing as how he said probably.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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I doubt he's sure, seeing as how he said probably.

in IT, if you aren't answering questions with "probably" or "might" or "maybe" you're doing it wrong

And to truly answer the question, sure some of it may be recovered, but it would be a challenge and a half.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:45 AM
 
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in IT, if you aren't answering questions with "probably" or "might" or "maybe" you're doing it wrong
Personally I use "in theory". The 3 words you mentioned have a positive air about them, which the client will always take as yes or absolutely.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Personally I use "in theory". The 3 words you mentioned have a positive air about them, which the client will always take as yes or absolutely.
I usually say "It is possible but not really plausible" that confuses them and gives me enough time to get the heck out of there!

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:04 PM
 
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Seriously? I mean, you expect a home PC user to switch hard drive platters without effing it up?


I know I couldn't!
That's why I suggested calling a pro if the data was important. I only saw the tutorial on it, didn't seem all that complicated. That's how you learn things and if you know you're going to fail then you will.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:34 AM
 
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That's why I suggested calling a pro if the data was important. I only saw the tutorial on it, didn't seem all that complicated. That's how you learn things and if you know you're going to fail then you will.
if the top platter is scratched only how much data might be lost?
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:26 AM
 
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That's why I suggested calling a pro if the data was important. I only saw the tutorial on it, didn't seem all that complicated. That's how you learn things and if you know you're going to fail then you will.
Right, if the data is that valuable, then I wouldn't even have opened the drive and taken it to a professional place right away. I would have taken a chance on doing the seemingly simply platter swapping only if I didn't have anything that I couldn't live without. In OP's case, he has likely to botched it up.

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if the top platter is scratched only how much data might be lost?
It all depends on how the critical data was stored, how fragmented the drive was which is another important reason why users should do Scandisk and then disk defrag on a regular basis. If you have irreplaceable data and must salvage whatever you can, I would not advice touching that drive and take it in an anti-static bag directly to one of those professional data recovery businesses.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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Just restore everything from your most recent complete BACKUP... to a new drive..
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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Just restore everything from your most recent complete BACKUP... to a new drive..
hahahahahaha...haha..ha...................

ha
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