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Ok so my rule of determining the level of difficulty in data recovery is really 2 questions.
#1 -  is it making any noise
#2 -  is it detected in the bios if you connect it directly to the mobo

If the answer to #1 is yes - then if you want any hopes of recovering the data do not attempt to continue powering it on. It can be making noise because the heads are broken or bent and if that's the case you will scrape the platters and kill the drive beyond any hope of recovery. (data recovery isn't like the way they show it in the movies you cannot actually remove a platter and recover any data off it) And please do not attempt the Freezer Trick - it doesn't work on current drives anymore and actually introduces condensation in the drive that can kill the platters.
If its detected in the bios we can try a couple of things - and i can usually recover the data for about $250 - $799 - over 50% of the time its about $300.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #975 on: April 11, 2021, 05:22:33 PM »
What happens when plugging it in? how does it sound? tired different computer, different wire?
the old wd external hard drive works on my desktop thats a few years old... my new wd external hard drive does work on my new laptop just not the old one...

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #976 on: April 11, 2021, 05:46:00 PM »
my old wd external hard drive is not being recognized on my new laptop. any advice?
Maybe try installing the drivers manually

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #977 on: April 11, 2021, 05:53:00 PM »
Step 1: BACK IT UP
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #978 on: April 11, 2021, 06:14:40 PM »
Maybe try installing the drivers manually
How do I do that?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #979 on: April 11, 2021, 06:15:37 PM »
Step 1: BACK IT UP
Currently getting backed up on my desktop... wanted to do it on my new laptop which would be much faster... but itís not reading my old drive...