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Data recovery from knackered HD

Data recovery from knackered HD....indeed.:mad::<:(

Does anybody know anything about recoving data from a corrupt (clicking) external HD.

Nothing major lost...but some stuff I would like to recover.
Well if you can pull it out of the casing and stick it in a PC and get the OS to see it then I would recommend spinrite - GRC|SpinRite 5.0 to 6.0 (awful website, I know). Spinrite will take forever but it should make the drive stable enough to get the data off.


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Hi Mate,

I've always recovered data using a Nix OS to grab the HDD and info from it. If the guy in the shop can't fix it let me know and I can take a look.