I have received two questions via email and social media over the last two weeks on reviving dead hard drives. My first question is always “are you using a cloud-based service to back up your critical data?” If you aren’t, there are some nerdy tricks you can use to try to salvage data.
I was interested in this episode of the TWIT.tv show “Know How” that covers this specific subject. It is an excellent review, even if you don’t have a pending hard drive disaster.
But, remember… you can’t beat a backup!