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I plugged a Lacie hard drive into my mac book pro and the light on the hard drive and on the power cord was flashing on and off but the hard drive icon would not show on my computer. i unplugged it and plugged it back in a number of times and restarted the computer and it still didn't work. the next thing i knew the hard drive was completely dead and there was a very unpleasant burning smell coming from the spot where the power cord goes. HELP!! what has happened. I have data on this hard d


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Dear Martin, dont mean to flame you... But good luck finding a basement forensic data recovery tech for $150. Try $150-300 per hour and you are probably looking at a minimum $500+$2000 to recover data on a drive that may not have a single problem with it... I guess it depend on how deep your pocket book is... Your Lacie caddie may be the only problem. And powering up the drive is not going to do more to it than the data recovery tech, because that is the first thing that he is going to try. He is going to see if the drive has a problem... I do suggest testing on a junker computer if you have one... or better yet, buy a new $20 dollar caddie and try swapping the drive. Then you have the protection of the caddies fuses in line to your machine.
\015\012I do and have done forensic recovery, and most of the tools that I run go for atleast a few hours, and you will be billed accordingly. And the clean room, clean box is a fallacy. Most data recovery is done on a countertop and a one pass image read is created and recovery works on the image created. Clean room excuses are usualy brought up to justify the thousands of dollars you get billed for. Often in drive failure the bios of HD board is damaged, and all you need is a ace flasher to reflash and repair.
Take the HDD to a local tech and he will back up data for you and also would check wats wrong with your HDD .
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