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GokuMcDuck: So is this guy a hack?

Robert Ark: stop giving people bad advice!

agfagaevart: Aaah. I see the mask now.

rkasnake: data is recovarable if u wipe the HD out with one pass =]. You just have to want it bad enought to recover. hehehe

Ravenpulse: y dont u just replace the old platters to the new one? u should get better life because the whole thing is new. am i wrong?

OhBrudda: Thank you for the`lesson. An apple for the Teacher.

mattbrad2: So... you fixed this drive in 10 minutes (roughly)? And you will charge the customer how much exactly??

John Byard: dude i know how to fix computers and my friends ask me to fix there computers and i do but my friend derek had a head crash and i was like: your screwed!

Narthimar: Excuse, might i ask a question? Why are you wearing a protective mask while doing the hard disk head swap?

malikbhye1: How do we /I setup a class 100 Clean Area...otherwise this video would be useles to an average person;)

655treefrog: Actually, he IS wearing a mask. However, you are quite correct about the hairnet, PLUS he's got his arms uncovered! He even is reaching over the open drive with those arms. I shudder to think of the hair and skin cells sloughing off and landing on the platters.

acsdata: In this particular case the drive had a mechanical failure that we had to correct before we proceeded with the recovery. But yes, this is part of the recovery process in order to get back one of our customer's lost data. Not every job, infact the majority of jobs, don't require us to take the drive apart as shown in the video.

iDoDew: I know it isnt possible with that particular drive, but swapping the platters has worked well for me in the past. I tape the edges in a few places to keep the platters relative and swap the stack. it is much faster and you are not prone to impact the heads. especially on a drive like this that remove them from the platter when they park.

TheRoyalDuty: Cam too far.

acsdata: Chances are your data is recoverable. If you swapped out the electronics, it may be an issue where the adaptive information that is stored on the electronics is not compatible. Or, if the drive is indeed detected in BIOS, but still inaccessible, you could have a corrupt translator module. That is a very common problem in WD drives.

PCtactikal: no just games music pictures and i left it open for a whole night and finished the next day and its a crapy maxtor 40$ 80g disk i bought from a friend for 20$ and it worked like a charm.

dq476: I have an acer aspire with a Hitachi Travelstar and it clicks and beeps ALL THE TIME...

acsdata: This is absolutely false in regards to the platters. A single platter you may get away with. A Toshiba drive, is a bit more forgiving on both horizontal and vertical axis alignments. You can use head stacks that contain more heads than the original source, given that other parameters are also properly matched. Yo don't have to cut them off, and risk damaging the good usable heads. The drive controller won't try to read them so they will just be null anyway.

Ravenpulse: that makes perfect sense, thanx!

acdc126: ok thank you very much, but I found a good working hdd donor same model with same date printed... I think the numbers of heads must be the same.

Brad K: Even his cotton t-shirt is giving off dust particles. He should have hooded coveralls.

designersvault: The video isn't meant to be a tutorial as the description says... But we had this procedure demonstrated in University today, and it seems if you work in a relatively dust free environment and only keep the hard drive open for a max of around 30 mins, the drive should still work when it's put back together. Although obviously it's still very risky

pinochet222: my hitachi travelstar has exactly the same problem ...

mehoow999: thx for answer acsdata now my wd is in service and i think they change it to new model 100% bad head because i swaped electonics to same wd it works good bios detecting it but i lost data now i have seagate barracuda 7200.11 500gb and its amazing a read speed acess time now my chose is only seagete

ESCOMMODORE64: acsdata, this video amazes me, and I wanted to congratulate for the excellent instructional video and I have subscribed to your video feeds. A question, I'm going on the path for home business, so I would be much appreciated to know what program you used to identify and images the hard drive from repaired hard drive to the backup drive. Thanks again!

Robert Ark: what imaging ware is that?

acsdata: Swapping platters is a much more complex process in most cases. In some drives we do just that. Toshibas for example, are very forgiving. However, we only swap platters as a last resort in cases where the spindle motor has seized or failed altogether. There are too many possible issues with vibration and axis alignments. In short, you can't just take the platters out and put them into another drive. All alignment has to be maintained, vertical and rotational or the data will be inaccessible.

suspekt29: I never understood why you had to have the same numbers. I got screwed because nobody was ever able to find my exact model. You would think a 80GB drive is the same as any other. Taught me a valuable lesson though. BACK UP BACK UP BACK UP!

CSoiretgeFsM: Damn... and that's a hitachi travelstar too... while waiting for my folder thumbnails to load, my hard disk suddenly hanged and started making a clicking sound like the arm tapping on that smaller metal round thing in the center of the gold disk... I immediately panicked realizing, "freak NO, CLICK OF DEATH" and held my power button till my lap shut down... is there still a way to recover my data?

agfagaevart: If things have to be so clean, then why isn't the guy wearing a mask over nose and mouth? why no hairnet either? I think I'll try your trick.

grooveclubhouse: Or run raid 1. its much easier.

psp3602: lol i have a pentium 1 hard drive 2.5 GB with 16 heads 4960 cylinders and 63 sectors, made in 1997.... lol

Peterpancase: @RythmTR In Hitachi disks all you need to have same is number of the heads. I you have more in the one you are using for donor drive you can allso cut the extra ones off with plyers and it will work. There is no software needed after the platter/head swap is done. Drive will just work. So it is easy, just do it by your self and save the money. Platters come off by just removing one screw;)

Geed Zia: And what advice has he given us. NOTHING !

acsdata: @mattbrad2 The video is edited down to fit within YouTube's 10 minute limit. Most recoveries take a few hours to complete if things go perfectly. Some take days, some take weeks, and a few take months.

PCtactikal: i did that in my living room and it worked

RythmTR: ...wrong account sorry.

AXHEJAZ: i'm computer tech my self, long story short, you people are paying sooo much money is simply because of the Convenience we bring to you! remember this people

acsdata: It's possible. Hard drives are more resistent to contamination than most people think, but long term exposure is detrimental, even in a perceived "clean" environment. It just depends on how valuable your data is. If it's something that you don't care if you get back or not, then by all means experiment, but if it means the difference between life and death for your business or it's the last 5 years of family photos, then don't take chances having someone do it in their living room.

RythmTR: Ok you mean that if I have two hdd same model same date production and I try to change the platter to use the hdd that is fonctional it will not work :( I dont have 500$ for a data recovery and I need to recover 7 years of data. The model is ic25n040atmr04, and do I need a specific program like that if I change pcb or platter? Thanx!

Narthimar: Excuse, might i ask a question? Why are you wearing a protective mask while doing the hard disk head swap?

liltaz94: so does this take the info and/or pictures etc. from a crashed computer and let you have them again??
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