[mythtv-users] Help with a semi-busted hard drive (with all my recordings)

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sun Feb 5 23:10:21 UTC 2006

On Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 02:53:17PM -0700, Mike Grusin wrote:
> > >The "traditional" method of getting data off a drive with bad control
> > >electronics (and the one most commercial data recovery outfits try
> > >first) is to obtain an identical drive and swap out the control
> > >board. In fact, most commercial recovery companies maintain a
> > >collection of control boards for this purpose.
> Quite correct, and if you have the cojones (and an identical good drive),
> this is something you can try at home:
> http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000840067578/


We're not talking about opening the bubble.  Just swapping the drive
adapter board on the outside.

> NOTE that once you open a drive, even if you manage to fix it, its lifetime
> will be effectively gone because of the dust etc. that will get into it (the
> heads fly over the platter at an altitude less than a human hair; every
> piece of dust it hits scratches off the magnetic coating).  If you get the
> drive spinning, IMMEDIATELY copy its contents to yet another drive.

You betcha.

-- jra
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	A: No.
	Q: Should I include quotations after my message body?

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