[SATLUG] Broken Hard Drive

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 5 19:36:46 CDT 2009


I agree.  how important is your data?  you willing to spend a few hundred?  if not then take it apart and do it yourself.  i've done it once for myself and twice for two customers.  luckily mine was the circuit board all 3 times.

Samuel Leon wrote: 
> dinger at dingernet.com wrote:
>> My dad's hard drive stopped working 2 weeks ago.  I couldn't get it to
>> mount with the System Rescue Live CD and wasn't able to use any utilities
>> from the Ultimate Boot CD.  He took it to Altex and they couldn't do
>> anything with it either.  They gave him the name of a data recovery place
>> in Austin and said it would run between $300-$1400 and since they couldn't
>> fix it it wouldn't be the $300.
>> 
>> Anyone know of any alternatives?  Does this sound like the right price range?
>> 
> I don't know what the symptoms are but you could try buying a used one from ebay with the same model number.  And then you could try and swap the controller boards on the bottom out.  Of course this would only work if the circuit board is the problem, not if the motor inside is just wore out.
> Sam
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