magnusivarsson
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Can this HDD be recovered?

Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:01 pm

I am asking these questions out of curiosity.

Some time ago i left my old computer hard drives at the recycling station, and I am just wondering if it's possible for someone to recover data from them.

Old Seagate harddrive.
Was first erased with DBAN, but crashed during the process. Couldn't recover it again and not sure if it was the head that was faulty or something else, it was simply not starting again.
After this I decided to destroy it to simply throw it away, but forgot to make holes to it with a power drill, but scratched the platter for about 3 minutes and also used something to bend the platter severely with. It looks about the same as the one on this picture;

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Highly appreciated.

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Jared
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Can this HDD be recovered?

Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:06 pm

magnusivarsson wrote:Source of the post Was first erased with DBAN


It was 100% unrecoverable by all present and future data recovery tech after just this one step. Everything else you did was totally redundant and wasteful.

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Can this HDD be recovered?

Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:30 pm

Jared wrote:
magnusivarsson wrote:Source of the post Was first erased with DBAN


It was 100% unrecoverable by all present and future data recovery tech after just this one step. Everything else you did was totally redundant and wasteful.


Thanks for ur reply.
Yes, I understand that, just got worried when the drive crashed during the process that it wouldnt be succesful, thats why i bent it and scratched it like i did.

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Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:39 pm

Sorry...somehow your post showed up for moderation twice on the Recovery Force forums...the first time I approved, but the second I disapproved, thinking it was a duplicate. Either way, you have your answers.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:09 pm

In our "spare" time we work on low budget movie projects and, just like you see in the big budget TV shows, we can totally recover the data on the drive in your picture using a special wand :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28MC5LzS3xg
And we can defeat most encryption with a hammer too :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcOOygDHY-0

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Can this HDD be recovered?

Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:22 am

lcoughey wrote:Sorry...somehow your post showed up for moderation twice on the Recovery Force forums...the first time I approved, but the second I disapproved, thinking it was a duplicate. Either way, you have your answers.

Was first erased with DBAN, but crashed during the process. Couldn't recover it again and not sure if it was the head that was faulty or something else, it was simply not starting again.

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Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:11 am

Blizzard wrote:In our "spare" time we work on low budget movie projects and, just like you see in the big budget TV shows, we can totally recover the data on the drive in your picture using a special wand :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28MC5LzS3xg
And we can defeat most encryption with a hammer too :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcOOygDHY-0
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