08-18-2006, 11:38 PM
| | Re: Hard Drive Disc Readers
On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 11:44:03 -0400, Billy V
>About two years ago I had a hard drive go belly up on me.
>motor was the problem.
Probably the controller, fixed by PCB swap if not direct
discrete component replacement... if it's worth the bother
at all which it might not be else there'd have been backups
>The disc inside the hard drive was OK.
How do you know unless you had the device you are seeking?
>at that time, told me that in about two years there would be a prouct
>on the market that anyone could buy that could read the disc from the
Was he smoking crack at the time?
No, unless he means an extremely expensive product bought by
forensics labs. You're free to go looking for one if you
like, I'd imagine it will cost a few tens of thousand$ and
may require a clean room, supplimentary equipment, and
>That disc could be removed and placed in the prouct and
>the infomation extracted. I haven't see anything like this being
>offered for sale as of yet. Has anyone else? Does anyine know of this
>product being offered in the future?
Extremely unlikely, there are far too many details involved
even in the basic extraction and mounting of the platters in
such a device for it to be feasible.