What hardware do I use to recover data from a physically damaged hard drive?
If your asking as a personal user- then the answer, as others have said, is no. There aren't any hardware tools for fixing this. You need to weigh up the "worth" of the data with the cost of getting it fixed professionally. If your a business user, then you should be going to your backup rather than trying to fix this. If there are no backups, then its an expensive lesson to learn, and you should be calling the professionals.
If the processor board is the damaged part, you can replace that with a controller board from an identical make/model hard drive. Otherwise, what Robert Moir said.
Not sure if you would be able to try this since the drive is physically damaged.
One of the tricks is to freeze the hard disk. Put it in a ziplock bag and put it in the freezer overnight. If you are lucky you might get enough life out of it to get your data out.
protected by Michael Hampton♦ Oct 13 '14 at 15:59
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