Recovering data from a broken HDD
shamim.shahriar at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 22:39:25 UTC 2017
Good evening all, hope everyone is well.
a little background:
I have a couple of portable HDD. One of them was dropped a few weeks
back, and then the computer stopped recognising it and asked it to be
formatted. Once formatted, it appeared to start working again -- even
though all previous data had been lost, and no, I am not trusting that
device to hold any important data.
Last week, another HDD slipped through the hands (literally). This one
too is showing the same/similar symptoms as the previous one. I believe
that the data is still there, but somehow the alignment has shifted and
hence the HDD controller is unable to provide the data. I am wondering,
can anyone please suggest a data recovery programme that I can try on
the drive? The HDD being not in the western/relatively-more-techy region
cannot be sent to a data recovery company (and I have been told they
cost you a fortune), but have access to m$ or Mac or Linux or BSD
systems. So if anyone could please suggest something to try on (Yes, I
had been on google, and found a huge amount of tools -- but I would much
rather try out something that someone has already tried and can give
some insight on).
Thanks and regards
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