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Cheapest Hard Drive data recovery?

#1 Admiral Moo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   530 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Admiral Moo

Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:51 PM

Appreciate any help with this one all.

So my external hard drive which I had backed up all of my old lesson plans, music, movies, and pictures to decided to make a clicking noise yesterday instead of coming on when I flipped the switch to turn it on.

I've been looking around via Google at different sites trying to see what the best price is. So far this is the cheapest I have found:

http://www.aerodr.com/default.asp - $279 flat rate

Anybody heard of them? Any possibility of finding a cheaper service? I know this is expensive as well, but I need to get at least my lesson plans off of my "back up" device.

Now I have to buy a backup for the backup!

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

#2 tsmvengy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   342 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:57 PM

Uhh, if it was a backup aren't they still on your main drive? Because if not it's not a "backup," it's just storage.

But yeah, this stuff ain't cheap.

#3 Animal7390   Something Clever CAGiversary!   2147 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:33 AM

if its a backup then just use the originals if this is where you stored them then you have a different problem. does the drive turn on or does it just click? what you need all depends on what kind of problem you are having

#4 Admiral Moo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   530 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Admiral Moo

Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:57 AM

When I turn the power switch on, I hear the drive making a clicking sound. The indicator light on the front flashes on and off. Windows does not recognize the drive anymore.

#5 m6oo   Bicycle Repair Man CAGiversary!   607 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 03:33 PM

Cheapest, would be the one you do it yourself, Look for programs on internet.
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If the mechanics of the drive are the problem, which seems to be the case here, then data recovery software will do no good.

#6 omnilink   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   21 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  


Posted 05 February 2009 - 03:34 PM


#7 Rteacher  


Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:25 AM

Someone recommended this and it looks like it may be what you need. I have never used it myself: https://www.pandorar...a-recovery.html