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Old 04-08-2012, 02:33 PM
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If you were to make a checklist for HDD data recovery procedures, what would they be?

I searched around but all I found was software recommendations. I was looking for something that is more Step-by-Step. Thanks!
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Take a look at some of the Scott Moulton videos/material, he's made a flow chart before
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Yes, but certainly you can find information on Scott Moulton's site. Took me all of 15 seconds to find a flowchart and lots of other good information there.
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Thank you for that tip.
It seems that his material covers advanced data recovery methods. (Cracking open a hard drive). Does everyone provide this service in-house? What are the evaluation methods that you use to know if a harddrive can be recovered in-house or will need expert services.
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Thank you for that tip.
It seems that his material covers advanced data recovery methods. (Cracking open a hard drive). Does everyone provide this service in-house? What are the evaluation methods that you use to know if a harddrive can be recovered in-house or will need expert services.
No technician should ever open a hard drive unless it's in a clean room and they know exactly what they're doing. Afaik, no technicians offer this type of service.

A couple of ways you can tell a drive will likely need professional assistance:
- the drive doesn't appear in the BIOS (on a known good mobo with known good cables, etc)
- the drive doesn't spin up
- frequent (every couple of seconds) mechanical clicking from the drive
- the drive has an unknown ata password
- the drive has severe surface damage (expensive dedicated hardware will always be better at recovering via software like of techs use)
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Gilware has a few good youtube videos concerning data recovery and handling hard drives. Good info there. This link is just one of many.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CAn2...f0FAAAAAAAAJAA
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^^

I love the amount of Youtube videos where data recovery professionals are using USB adaptors
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"scott moulton data recovery flow chart"
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