MBP Dropped - HD shot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chefwong, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. chefwong macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    So.....MBP was dropped fairly hard....
    Disk Utility via Firewire Target Mode see the drive.

    Won't mount it.
    Running Repair or Verify - it won't do either.

    At this point, aside from outside data recovery, is it worth buying Data Rescue 3 to attempt to get the data.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Do you have the data anywhere else (you should) but if you don't then the price of the application would be worth every penny if the data is at all important.
  3. chefwong thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    Data if fine - up till 3-4 days ago via TM.

    I'm on the road. Some files were worked on...
    I guess I'm looking for feedback on Data Rescue 3
  4. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Diskwarrior is better for repair than Apple's Disk Utility, but in this case it's probably not going to work.
  5. Prosoft Support macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2012
    Hi chefwong -

    I would try they demo first, you will need an additional drive to to run any recovery software. Also , I would not try a repair on a drive that you need to recover files from. Thats one of the worst things to try, if it fails and does not work for some reason you could loose your directory structure and files for good.

    Data Rescue 3 Primer -Mac http://www.prosofteng.com/DRTwitter-mac.php

    I recommend to scan your hard drive using a Deep scan to help you detect your files, and you may review your results in the "Reconstructed Files" folder. Simply select any files you are interested in and click on the Preview button to review the file. If Data Rescue 3 provides you with the results you are looking for, you may purchase the software on our website at www.prosofteng.com to receive your serial number and activate the program.


  6. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    DiskWarrior is most likely NOT going to help you if you're drive issue is related to a dropped machine. DiskWarrior is great for typical file system issues, but if you dropped the drive you most likely have a scratched platter or damaged read/write head.

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