[hcs-d] Hard Drive Failure

Andrei Oprisan andreioprisan at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 27 09:49:42 EDT 2010


You could also try getting the exact same model hard drive yourself and put the disk platters in the new hard drive, if you're up for taking the drive apart. 
I've done this twice successfully and saved quite a bit of money.

-Andrei

On Sep 26, 2010, at 11:21 PM, Byron Hood wrote:

> As Zak said, the longer the hard drive is powered on after failure, the harder it will become to recover data.
> Tell your roommate to visit the FAS IT support desk in the basement of the Science Center. If his data's critical, they have a discount code to use with DriveSavers which brings the price down a notch. Otherwise, they can take a good stab at backing it up too.
> 
> Byron
> 
> --
> Byron Hood
> Harvard College '13
> Quincy House
> 
> 
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 23:01, Zak Stone <zstone at gmail.com> wrote:
> If your roommate really needs the data on that drive, power it off
> immediately and stop working with it. As a drive begins to fail, it is
> easy to do much more serious damage by fiddling with it. (I know it's
> tempting to fire up ddrescue and have a go at it yourself, but it
> really isn't a good idea if you want to maximize the chances of data
> recovery.)
> 
> As for places to send the drive, I have heard recommendations for
> DriveSavers Data Recovery, but I have not used their services myself:
> 
> http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/
> 
> Zak
> 
> 
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 10:53 PM, Charles Herrmann
> <herrman at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > I'm trying to help out my roommate who had a hard drive failure on his Dell
> > latitude D630 machine. Running the diagnostic gives an error code of
> > 2000-0146. I've tried booting to Ubuntu and mounting the harddrive but it
> > says that the ntfs file system is inconsistent. I then tried forcing the
> > mount and ntfsfix but both return a similar error. We are currently trying
> > to use chkdisk /f through Hiren's but the drive cannot be locked.
> > Suggestions?
> > Thanks,
> > Charles
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