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Old 07-24-2005, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default should i put a failed/failing hd in external enclosure as slave?

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I just would like to know should i put a failed/failing hard drive (2.5 30gb ibm internal hd) in external enclosure as slave so i can get the data off (its been a month since it has failed) by using a laptop
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Default Re: should i put a failed/failing hd in external enclosure as slave?

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Dear members:

I just would like to know should i put a failed/failing hard drive (2.5 30gb ibm internal hd) in external enclosure as slave so i can get the data off (its been a month since it has failed) by using a laptop
U can try, if it works it works, it can't cause damage in that form. give it a whirl and PRAY.
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Yeah. Why not. Is the data on there very important? There are other ways to recover data from a failed HD, but they tend to be pricey.
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:05 AM   #4
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its not important at all (just anime moives music etc). so if it does't access the hd that way, can i get the data off by using any FREE software (or under 20 dollars) to get the data off from the failed hd (called provider to confirm it)
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