Surprisingly I can't find a wiki on hard drive recovery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hQZ09sdcRs

Click of death

Primarily interested in this since its how my drive is failing

Software

http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/

  • Low level recovery?

PC3000

  • ACE Labratory
  • Used by ACS Data Recovery

DeepSpar

Seems to be the pro choice. I'm unclear if the hardware actually adds too much value, but its required to use their software

ddrescue

If data is present, my tool of choice

photorec

Useful to

Hardware

DIY head removal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIPZtJyrVPw

  • Using foil from pill container

hddsurgery

super-a*b

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI6skcUkKRE

  • How to use eBay “super-a*b” chinese deluxe kit on ebay
  • DeepSpar

Target

Massive RAID5 failure: 3/4 drives clicking. Source of failure is unknown but is suspected to be mechanical damage.

Drives

1

Status: good

HITACHI
DESKSTAR
APR-2003 N155 2-2571
E182115 T
MODEL: IC35L180AVV207-1
CAPACITY: 185.2GB
P/N: 07N9216
LBA: 361,882,080 SECTORS
RPM: 7200RPM
MLC: H69303
CHS: 16383/16/63

2

Status: click of death

IBM instead of hitachi

3

Status: click of death

Like 1

4

Status: click of death

Like 1

Deskstar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwFAVieNK5g

  • How to open HITACHI DESKSTAR hard drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0PF6LQpTs4

  • Shows their proprietary tools

Proposals

  • Create a list of hard drive repair success stories. What was the problem? What worked? What didn't?
  • Cleansiness experiment
    • Run HDD open with a torture test. How long until it fails
    • If above fails, same but in 10k environment. Is 10k enough?
  • Can sprinkle magnetic particles to see (limited) data?
    • “Ultra-fine magnetic particles from 0.15 microns to 0.14 microns”
 
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