Monday, 25 April 2011

Help! Hard drive data recovery

Dave over at Wargaming Tradecraft had a flood this weekend and lost two desktop PCs.

He'd like to restore data from a hard drive with a destroyed circuit board, but with platters which ought to be fine. Does anyone have any ideas?

There are some already up that might be useful for the rest of us. A good reminder also to make backups regularly and plan as best as possible, both things I don't certainly don't always do.

The post is here.


scottsz said...

I posted a suggestion, but it's a long shot: transplanting components to an identical (new) hard drive.

Porky said...

Cool. Long shots have their place, and are one extra tool in the box. That post is turning into a useful starting point for anyone with the same trouble, and search results might keep the advice in play.

Dave G _ Nplusplus said...

Thanks for the post Proky, appreciate it.

Porky said...

No trouble. I hope things are getting back to normal and there is a chance for recovery.