So I need ideas to help recover data from a mechanical drive that failed Saturday.
Data on the drive
Approximately 2750 Gigabytes of music, videos, and photos
This is a really low blow. The drive housed 10 years worth of personal videos converted from VHS tapes and music I’ve collected and converted over the years.
Signs and Symptoms
There were no warnings: in the middle of a movie I was watching, the drive suddenly became unavailable. I walk into my office and I hear a procession of a series of two clicks. The drive appears to be and is no longer mountable.
At this point, I haven’t come to terms with my decision that none of this data is backed up anywhere and would be a monumental loss personally and I only have myself to blame; having said that, I’m looking for any tips, tricks or resources to help minimize the damage.
Thank you in advance. #data