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a word of warning
Authored by: chrisrosa on Nov 01, '06 08:51:48AM

If it's critical data - meaning it's irreplaceable or it would take an inordinate amount of time to recreate - don't attempt a recovery in this situation yourself. Allowing a drive that's making abnormal sounds to continue to spin, regardless of its position, could just be scraping the data off of the platters. Leaving you in an unrecoverable situation. Leave data recovery to the experts.

If it's data that you can live without, but would *like* to save...go for it.

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