Laptop Harddrive

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Posted 3rd Jul
hi my laptop Harddrive has become unreadable so I have lost everything (pics etc) can anyone reccoment a cheap one I could order to replace please. thank you
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What have you done so far to try and recover the data that is on it? There might be some things that people could suggest that will help with recovery.
Haircut_10003/07/2020 21:31

What have you done so far to try and recover the data that is on it? There …What have you done so far to try and recover the data that is on it? There might be some things that people could suggest that will help with recovery.


I took it to a.computer repair shop and they said it wouldn't read not sure what they tried but I'd do anything for the pictures on them they were priceless of my kids etc. Absolutely devestated the laptop fell and was working then had blue screen and was working then it just doesn't boot at all
I’m guessing it’s an SATA drive
You’d be better if replacing it with an SSD these are SATA connections but they offer a much fast boot time and speed
Don’t bin your old drive you could get a SATA to USB lead and whilst you won’t get everything back you may get some back

amazon.co.uk/Cru…ZBX

Crucial are world leaders in hard drives
Not sure how much space you want. This one is a 240 GB but is under £34
Jon_Dent03/07/2020 21:34

I took it to a.computer repair shop and they said it wouldn't read not …I took it to a.computer repair shop and they said it wouldn't read not sure what they tried but I'd do anything for the pictures on them they were priceless of my kids etc. Absolutely devestated the laptop fell and was working then had blue screen and was working then it just doesn't boot at all



so just how much are you prepared to pay to get your data/photos back?
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tardytortoise03/07/2020 22:09

so just how much are you prepared to pay to get your data/photos …so just how much are you prepared to pay to get your data/photos back?https://www.mjm.co.uk/


Not sure buy I'm guessing were talking thousands haha
Just because the computer shop said it wouldn’t read doesn’t mean you’ve lost everything.
Because it doesn’t boot this could mean that the windows boot file is damaged you may get your pictures back

amazon.co.uk/USB-SATA-Adapter-Cable-Drives-en-GB-SATA-USB-3-0-converter/dp/B01N2JIQR7

I’d say for £7.59 it’s worth a go just plug it in to another computer. Works like an external drive

I’ve done it before didn’t get everything back but did get some
Edited by: "findingthedeal" 3rd Jul
findingthedeal03/07/2020 22:18

Just because the computer shop said it wouldn’t read doesn’t mean you’ve lo …Just because the computer shop said it wouldn’t read doesn’t mean you’ve lost everything.Because it doesn’t boot this could mean that the windows boot file is damaged you may get your pictures back amazon.co.uk/USB-SATA-Adapter-Cable-Drives-en-GB-SATA-USB-3-0-converter/dp/B01N2JIQR7I’d say for £7.59 it’s worth a go just plug it in to another computer. Works like an external drive I’ve done it before didn’t get everything back but did get some


I will give it s try thanks so much if it works the pints are on me
Jon_Dent03/07/2020 22:22

I will give it s try thanks so much if it works the pints are on me


Hope it works 🤞
findingthedeal03/07/2020 22:23

Hope it works 🤞


Will post here over next few days even getting some images back would be a god send
Just bear in mind for the future - back up your data!
bobdylan03/07/2020 22:56

Just bear in mind for the future - back up your data!


I know i take full responsibility need to actually pay for a decent backup account
Jon_Dent03/07/2020 23:10

I know i take full responsibility need to actually pay for a decent backup …I know i take full responsibility need to actually pay for a decent backup account


You just need to get an external USB drive and backup your important data to that on a regular basis
There’s a good selection of data recovery software out there that you can try. A lot of them let you scan the drives for free to see what could be recovered.

You can then choose whether it’s worth paying to upgrade to full versions.

Here’s one I’ve used in the past

easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm

Make sure you don’t write any new data to the drive with the lost data
Edited by: "rofiquel" 4th Jul
Even though the drive may be damaged beyond software recovery, data specialists can recover all the data for you, its expensive though, but I would phone around for some quotes, you looking at prices from around £200 - £10000, but for an average home user like yourself I reckon max £500, which is a lot of money I know, but they will definitely recover the data, they do not use software, many damaged hard drives are beyond software repair, they use specialists hardware that takes the hard drives to pieces and extracts data from the hard drives that way, similar to what the police and FBI use to recover damaged data from phones and damaged hard drives, I assure you, no hard drive is beyond repair by these people, but its expensive and can be very expensive. Check out data recovery specialists in the UK and phone around for quotes, I was in this position once, not for myself but for a business who called for my tech advise who had lost all their customers data, I called around for some quotes and the max I was quoted was £7000, but after many phone calls I was lucky to find an Asian guy who had a computer shop in Bristol Market, lovely guy, kind & sincere and for £50 he managed to recover everything and I mean everything, he even had the courtesy to put the recovered data onto a USB stick... no idea what he did, but I do know he put the hard drive into a special machine connected a special cable to it and viola everything recovered, the service was worth every penny good luck
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 4th Jul
lettherebedeals04/07/2020 02:39

Even though the drive may be damaged beyond software recovery, data …Even though the drive may be damaged beyond software recovery, data specialists can recover all the data for you, its expensive though, but I would phone around for some quotes, you looking at prices from around £200 - £10000, but for an average home user like yourself I reckon max £500, which is a lot of money I know, but they will definitely recover the data, they do not use software, many damaged hard drives are beyond software repair, they use specialists hardware that takes the hard drives to pieces and extracts data from the hard drives that way, similar to what the police and FBI use to recover damaged data from phones and damaged hard drives, I assure you, no hard drive is beyond repair by these people, but its expensive and can be very expensive. Check out data recovery specialists in the UK and phone around for quotes, I was in this position once in 2013, not for myself but for a business who called for my tech advise who had lost all their customers data, I called around for some quotes and the max I was quoted was £7000, but after many phone calls I was lucky to find an Asian guy who had a computer shop in Bristol Market, lovely guy, kind & sincere and for £50 he managed to recover everything and I mean everything, he even had the courtesy to put the recovered data onto a USB stick... no idea what he did, but I do know he put the hard drive into a special machine connected a special cable to it and viola everything recovered, took him 2 days and ill be honest the business was over the moon and said it was the best £50 they had ever spent... they give me a nice tip to for been able to sort it out for them, so phone around, get some quotes and visit your local markets, ask around, you will get it sorted... good luck




Thanks man i gave up hope when they said it's dead like it was working then suddenly stopped I hope I can recover everything and I suppose you can't really put a price on years of memories but I will have a ring around tomorrow see what happens and update this thread. Thanks again for your help
Jon_Dent04/07/2020 02:43

Thanks man i gave up hope when they said it's dead like it was working …Thanks man i gave up hope when they said it's dead like it was working then suddenly stopped I hope I can recover everything and I suppose you can't really put a price on years of memories but I will have a ring around tomorrow see what happens and update this thread. Thanks again for your help



Yes your traditional PC stores will tell you its dead purely because they want you to buy a new one, I assure though you no hard drive is beyond recovery in today's world, phone around get some quotes..
A local computer shop will not have the tools or knowledge to recover data or even assess how much of it is recoverable. But a good one should have told you that if they were aware the data was irreplacable.

It is likely that a data recovery will be able to recover most of your data, although depending on what went wrong it may not be all of it.

In terms of a replacement drive, any 2.5" 7mm drive will work. As suggested above an SSD will be faster but if you need lots of capacity for cheap then a hard drive is the way to go.
lettherebedeals04/07/2020 02:45

Yes your traditional PC stores will tell you its dead purely because they …Yes your traditional PC stores will tell you its dead purely because they want you to buy a new one...


The PC store would be missing an upsell opportunity if that was the case.
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