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SAMSUNG SP1213N Disk Recovery : Video

March 30, 2013 Jon 14 Comments

Here is how I recovered my Hard Disk (SAMSUNG SP1213N). I took this challenge after a professional recovery company gave me an estimate of 00 All I had to…

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  1. logelog
    March 30, 2013 - 3:43 pm

    Believe it or not… it actually worked.
    Don’t expect a proof, I have no intention or any interest to scam you.
    Just say thanks for sharing (it’s the least you can do).
    You may even try for yourself on an old hard drive that you don’t need anymore – and give it a try to see for yourself (beware that some drives are built differently).

  2. int0x13
    March 30, 2013 - 4:43 pm

    Really hard to believe the drive was working after this head swap. Even more without a proof. If you actually recovered all the data on this drive, congrats.

  3. 80sbreaker
    March 30, 2013 - 5:09 pm

    thanks dude i have 2 drives with clicking problems that wont be recognized the the pc or they fail to continue booting into windows the data in the drives is important to me and yes i got some very expensive quotes i might just do what u did thanks for sharing i also have an idea as what to look for in the drive when i open it

  4. joytu khisha
    March 30, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    bro it was a really good n surprising video..i m having problem with my samsung portable hard disk40 gb which does not even respond . wondering if u could help…:(. bdw is ur policy also applicable 4 portable hdd. i bought my one 5 yrs ago n have some valuable data

  5. Cameron Fischer
    March 30, 2013 - 5:53 pm

    It’s always worth a shot, but it depends how important the data on the disk is. If it’s irreplaceable business data worth millions of dollars, take it to a data recovery facility with a proper clean room. Because if one spec of dust falls on that platter guess what, that chunk of data is now gone.

  6. Jane Doww
    March 30, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    I think this is a very good video.
    Thanks for uploading.
    Nice work.

  7. Roger J Lundkvist
    March 30, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    Ehhh… dust…I thought you’ve to do this line of work in a cleanroom? A room under overpressure…? I just say ….dust.

  8. iToasterman
    March 30, 2013 - 8:07 pm

    if you want to see a tool that does the job 🙂

    Also tehy charge for replaced hardware and saving a drive that’s mechanically damaged, bad.

  9. iToasterman
    March 30, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    “The recovery companies rely on your inability to overcome your loss, and the cost does not reflect their effort, but your desperateness and the fact their queue is full (so they afford themselves to raise the price).”

    No. Do you know how much it costs to train somone to do that work, the tools, the rooms, and considering you have to update everything just about ever 4 years for the new models of HDD’s

    Costs add up fast.

    Also, google “life hacker – the recovery tool that keeps going”

  10. logelog
    March 30, 2013 - 9:07 pm

    You’d be surprised to know how easy it is to extract data from a disk, especially if with the right equipment (nowadays I’d expect to cost about $20K). They get hundreds of disks to recover per week and the time to recover is couple of hours.
    The recovery companies rely on your inability to overcome your loss, and the cost does not reflect their effort, but your desperateness and the fact their queue is full (so they afford themselves to raise the price).

    So, IMHO, it’s a ransom 😉

  11. iToasterman
    March 30, 2013 - 9:34 pm

    Thats wrong for older hdds, they have bigger tracks then the new ones.

  12. iToasterman
    March 30, 2013 - 10:18 pm

    its not a ransom its a fee. you act like they are overcharging for something simple.

  13. logelog
    March 30, 2013 - 10:48 pm

    I’m well aware to the theory, but for a fact this disk was recovered!!!
    I was also contacted by few who watched this video (but not just) and succeeded as well.
    While I cannot recommend this operation to anyone, there is a good chance that if you’d keep a clean environment, be extremely cautious, and use the exact same hardware parts – you’ll succeed.
    Going to a professional service might give your disk more chance of surviving, but it depends if you are willing to pay a hefty ransom.

  14. VitalElectrocomp
    March 30, 2013 - 11:12 pm

    Excellent !!


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