[rescue] HD data recovery recommendations?

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Fri Apr 9 23:48:39 CDT 2004

On Friday, April 9, 2004, at 11:43 PM, Bill Bradford wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 11:08:20PM -0500, Mike Hebel wrote:
>> No but the "shaker" trick might.  It's _remotely possible it's a
>> sticktion issue even though those are rare these days.
> Nope, brand new drive (2-3 months old).  Worked fine when I shipped it 
> to
> someone else who needed the data; when it got there, they reported 
> "won't spin
> up".  I think they tried to use the wrong external power supply for the
> FireWire enclosure and fried it.

Jury-rigging drive hardware is only acceptable for mounts in my opinion.

Did they make an honest mistake of was it just plain "don't care this 
aughta do it"?

> Then, they shipped it back in the enclosure - with all the screws for 
> the drive
> and enclosure in a plastic bag in the box.  It got rattled around 
> inside the
> enclosure for a FedEx First Overnight trip from CA to TX. 8-(

Ick.  Then it's already been de-sticktioned by definition.


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