HD is dead / Do i have hope / what HD reaper tools i need?
Please excuse my boor English.
44 pin 2.5 to PC 40 pin IDE internal and 2.5/ 5.25" IDE to USB external kit. I lose this green part ( needed for notebook hard drives) from last product & because I was to lazy to shutdown the computer to use internal kit, I take the first product, plug it to the notebook HD & then connect the USB IDE cable as it would connect to usual 5.25 drive, unfortunately, I did not pay attention & connected one of the connectors (or bought) wrong because they fit every way. It did not work.. so I try every possible combination, not thinking that this could damage hard drive - & surprise surprise it did! Now when I installed notebook hard drive back notebook did not even recognize hard drive from BIOS & like this would not be enough I did same thing whit next hard drive (first I thought that hard drive stop working on different reasons).
Anyway, I hope/think that only the electronic is screwed on HD, or could this totally erase everything I had on HD? How good are my chances that if I buy new similar hard drive I get it up & running after I replace the electronic part? HD do not have any clicking sound or anything, just seems dead. One is IBM other one is Samsung
If I can not find exactly same HD, what are most important parameters besides shape I should look ( Size, cylinders, LBA etc)?
Do I need to set jumpers on 2.5 while I working whit IDE to USB adapter?
Because I do not have manual for eighter of them, I wonder what is the correct way to connect them, internal one have on one side B on left & Nr 1 -> with arrow on right, other side of B I have R, and second tool USB IDE have just arrow on left & right & thats all. How should I connect it?
I am tech @ my self, and I would be interested to buy hard drive reaper / recovery hard and software, and maybe training, what tools should I look for? I have huge box full of broken hard drives where I would like to try to fix / recover on training purposes.
Professional data recovery is way to expensive, but about how much my notebook HD reaper would cost me? I have there some documents I would like to get back, around 3-4 Gigs.
[edited by: tedster at 9:51 am (utc) on Sep. 20, 2005]
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