How to recover data from External HDD dropped in pool

February 21, 2012 at 00:02:18
Specs: Windows 7
I dropped my Hitachi SimpleDrive III external hard drive in a pool.

Is there any way i can get back my data or try fixing the external, as it is of utmost importance that i get back the data. my ex thought that this was the last way of getting back to stupid. this is my income

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February 21, 2012 at 01:25:21
Too bad the hard drive isn't sealed(breather hole).
-Remove the cover and the controller.
-Use hair dryer to remove remaining drops of water. Make sure the hard drive is dry outside and leave it for few hours.
-Connect everything together and try it. If it doesn't work try another controller.

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February 21, 2012 at 01:32:15
Depends how much you are prepared to spend. If you send the drive to a specialised data recovery company they may be able to recover the data. They will open the disk in clean-room conditions, take out the platters and put them in a new case and hopefully be able to recover some data.

The chlorine in the pool will have destroyed the electronic but the platter is in a sealed case so they may be usable. Be prepared to pay a four figure sum.

Next time keep more than one copy of your data, three is normal. It is just asking for trouble to stake your livelihood on a piece of rusty aluminium which is all a hard disk is.


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March 17, 2012 at 20:11:47
You may google free tools that can help you fix such error and restore files.

Some useful tools


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