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Getting data off a broken external hard drive?

I have a maxtor 1tb external hard drive which is broken - it kinda works but then starts clicking and the playback locks up or the data doesn't transfer. Is there any software that can deal with this and reset the head and try again, and remove as much of the data as possible? Preferably free - I am currently using ubuntu - but anything that works will do.
posted by marienbad on Dec 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Where to go for hard drive data retrieval?

I have a couple of old hard drives (one Mac, one PC) that I've kept around because I thought some day I might want to retrieve the data on them. Well, that day is here, and I've googled around a bit looking at places that do this work, but I'm not sure how to evaluate the options. I live in NYC and think I'd prefer dealing with a business in person rather than using one of the (many) mail-in options. That said, though, finding an inexpensive place is more important to me than finding a local one. [more inside]
posted by torticat on Apr 4, 2013 - 8 answers

How frequently to refresh two data sources for optimal user experience?

I'm finishing up a web reporting solution and am configuring the data-retrieval and data-caching parameters. There are three time variables involved - how often to retrieve new data, how long to cache that data on the server, and how long to tell clients to cache the data for. Help me figure out the optimal values for caching based on a set retrieval frequency. [more inside]
posted by ish__ on Feb 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Hoping to make my hdd time travel forward

I moved an SSD to a new system. Now I can't access files on the old hdd that were created during the time the SSD was a part of that old system. Can they be brought back to life? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jan 9, 2013 - 15 answers

Can you fix my Sony Memory Stick?

Is there any way to retrieve data from a Sony Memory Stick that has inexplicably become unreadable? [more inside]
posted by shinnin on Sep 4, 2005 - 7 answers

How to retrieve copied data

I copied a slab of text to add to an email but before I pasted it I then copied the intended email address. Is there someway to retrieve the text ? Or is it lost forever?? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Mar 30, 2005 - 10 answers

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