Western digital not working

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January 5, 2011 at 21:01:17
Specs: windows 7
I have an old western digital that stopped working. Everytime i tried to use it, it made a clicking sound. The first repair guy could not get it to work, but did not bust the case. So i took it to another computer repair shop who had to bust the outer case and it still did not work. I was wondering if there are other repair places that specialize in taking data off a western digital. I hate to to throw it out and there might be a chance of someone recovering the data. Thanks, any suggestions would be appreciated. -----------------Cassandra

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January 5, 2011 at 21:27:03
It's unlikely anyone would bother trying to fix it with the hope of recovering data but if you're worried about that just take a hammer to it.

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January 6, 2011 at 03:43:15
Commercial data recovery is VERY expensive. Unless the drive contains very valuable data that can be ruled out. A hammer is a simple and very effective security measure to prevent data recovery.

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January 6, 2011 at 06:04:23
What kind of repair shop opens the case on a hard drive? HDDs are assembled in a clean environment. Once the platters & reading head are exposed to the air, they become contaminated. The data is still on the platter(s) but it will now cost a fortune to retrieve it. All you had to do was put the HDD in the freezer.

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It's too late now. Throw the HDD in a dumpster & be done with it. And I suggest you NEVER go to that repair shop again!

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