Don't Waste $1000 on Data Recovery

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Comments • 3 693

  • TheGhostik
    TheGhostik Day ago

    I fixed my HDD that suddenly started to run at 100% all the time with seagate tools "fix all long" and yeah that sw is free

  • Aashay Nagar (ash)

    what's the name of the music at 5:57 anyone?

  • []
    [] 2 days ago

    7:16 Linus has decided to include an Aston Martin :3

  • Alan San Agustin
    Alan San Agustin 3 days ago +1


  • snorkfire
    snorkfire 3 days ago

    Dude, can you mic up your collaboration guys. Very distracting to barely hear your experts.

  • PiotrK18
    PiotrK18 3 days ago

    0:57 wtf I thought that mine PC hanged.

  • Ho Chun [HyperGalaxyHoover]

    Can it run Crysis tho?

  • Sai Vijetha Digital Studio, Hanuman Junction

    Moral of the story ................................matter of luck factor

  • Roberto Paredes
    Roberto Paredes 5 days ago


  • Roberto Paredes
    Roberto Paredes 5 days ago


  • iami 77
    iami 77 5 days ago

    The biggest click-bait title yet! Don't pay $1000, pay $4000. This was a BAD title.

  • Ivan Kosovan
    Ivan Kosovan 6 days ago

    So what does it mean when someone tried to recover my data said that it's still there but it just can't be read to view the image or video. Might it be the reader head part or the pcp or whatever it's called. Would really love to hear some advice because I'm not trying to spend 500-1000$...

  • Martin Kocián
    Martin Kocián 7 days ago

    ehm, im common pc user. isnt cheaper to just back up data? or if u rly need have home back up server or somethin?

  • birdnest
    birdnest 7 days ago +1

    Wait didn’t vessel go out of Business like in 2015, so how does he have a t- shirt

  • newcombttg
    newcombttg 7 days ago

    ddrescue or photorec

  • Sir Daltonix
    Sir Daltonix 9 days ago

    whats the software names that you use for recovery?

  • Tom Tafola
    Tom Tafola 10 days ago

    Can I send a hard drive for data recovery nothing is wrong with the hard drive what happen I reformatted by accident. Please send me a phone number by email:

  • Ulvetann
    Ulvetann 13 days ago

    Gods. Why are You using Windows to try to recover borked harddrives? Sure way to damage whatever could be saved.

  • Mick
    Mick 13 days ago

    Linus, I challenge you to prove that dust will destroy a harddrive !!!
    But it have to be dust from the air in your livingroom !!! Do not cheat with dust from other places !!!
    Why, you will say ? Because I have opened many HDD and they still work fine...
    Show us how much dust there have to be on the opened HDD before it will not work anymore !!!
    I bet the HDD can withstand more dust than you would ever guess !!!

  • C Gerrells
    C Gerrells 13 days ago

    In moving stuff around I ended up having all my pictures, on a single 4TB drive. It's the first time I'm even now had multiple locations of my pictures, spanning the last 20 years. Last month the drive failed. and got reformatted on top of that.. twice. Tried recovery with 5-6 different tools. no luck. anything recovered unreadable. Whats your video and thought you know I should give it one more go. Found Testdisk (Photorec) which ,bonus is free! Ran it and had it recover anything it found to a second new 4TB drive. it took 2 days on a fast i7 with 64gig of ram, but It found over 600,000 of my pictures!!! Just recreating the catalogue has taken 3 days and it will take me months to sort and rename everything... but wow. I honestly thought everything was gone. Thanks for the Video, and thank you photorec!

  • Troy Moon From the TDM YouTube Company

    This Is Why I Backup My Computer To A CD And My Devices To The iCloud.

  • Jack _
    Jack _ 16 days ago

    My tip on how to not lose any important data:
    Never have any important data.


    what about ssd?

    • Ulvetann
      Ulvetann 13 days ago

      SSD is a totally different beast. You're basically screwed if that dies. The same wit the M.2/MSATA. You CAN be lucky and be able to mount them in linux, and access the data, but the chance is small. Well, technically, the chance is a 50-50 to get something broken to work... ...but that are bad odds in reality.

  • Joe Bird
    Joe Bird 16 days ago

    While watching this vid I dropped my fucking hard drive

    • Joe Bird
      Joe Bird 16 days ago

      Thank god it was 2ft

  • Charles Mcgehee
    Charles Mcgehee 17 days ago

    You are one interesting skilled and somewhate crazy guy. Crazy in a good way. Love watching you.

  • Frostbite Films Productions

    replace pcb board , or replace head. but some time nothing works because of bad sectors on hard drive.

  • johnny walker
    johnny walker 18 days ago

    there were some hardrives recovered from the world trade centers the were according to a news story back then sent off to a data recovery place; in another country. I do not remember which Sweden possibility. What every happened to those?
    Didn't those two buildings have off site storage?
    after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing I would have thought that they would do something like that.
    Also what happened to the footage of the 'plane' that hit the pentagon which was confiscated?
    I know the data wasn't damaged in any way so where is it. Why hasn't it been released to the public? I don't really care why I just want to see it.

  • 3R1C79
    3R1C79 19 days ago

    i have external hdd and i see it on pc but everytime i try to access it not working i try alot on recovery and scan sector after when time to scan files it the program crash and program stop working . any idea if its sofware or hardware

  • livemeyer
    livemeyer 19 days ago

    My wife's Lenovo had a 500gb hybrid drive that crashed. It went from working to dead. I think it may be electronic/circuit board related. So should I try to get a donor drive and try to swap the board? Seems risky, to say the least. You didn't address data recovery issues by type, which I think would help with determining which method to use.

  • Alisson Santos
    Alisson Santos 20 days ago

    Very informative! This guy is awesome :D

  • Boien Reyes
    Boien Reyes 21 day ago

    too much talking

  • Andy T
    Andy T 21 day ago

    Actually could really use the TVS chip info

  • Ayinadis Temesegen
    Ayinadis Temesegen 23 days ago

    you are a skill full person thanks for making this video

  • Дмитрий Тарасов

    They`re all sound like russians

  • sixrodriguez
    sixrodriguez 24 days ago

    how about encrypted deleted files... can it be recover?

  • d610
    d610 24 days ago

    cool! This reminds me.... I need to organize all my dang data and back it up to a new drive to keep offsite.

  • Mackle McGrath
    Mackle McGrath 24 days ago

    Hopefully you had an ESD ankle bracelet on while you were finger molesting those PCB's on the drives! WB Blue? For one time use only??! Did you manage to get a 20% off from Deepspar for your subscribers? :D

  • null null
    null null 25 days ago

    2:59 this guy don't trust you orr??

    • null null
      null null 13 days ago

      I acknowledge your existence as a living human and I appreciate your engagement and response :3+Ulvetann

    • Ulvetann
      Ulvetann 13 days ago +1

      The way he was scratching the pcb's on the harddisks against the harddisk casing, and each other, I wouldn't trust him either.
      It freaked me out. I meticuously collect broken harddisk for the purpose of reusing those boards, for exactly harddisk recovery. ~_~

    • null null
      null null 25 days ago

      4:19 doesn't matter this guy's my team ahahahahahahah

  • certified30
    certified30 26 days ago

    how about you shut up and let the expert talk!!

  • BJM Graphics
    BJM Graphics 27 days ago

    Backup your games with punch cards--just takes a warehouse filled to the rafters of punch cards for one game like Battlefield 5.

  • BJM Graphics
    BJM Graphics 27 days ago

    That's nice but how do you dispose of a drive, with a drill? I think it's better to subscribe to a cloud backup service like iDrive. iDrive will backup your entire system. If your data is top secret to you then what about using an inexpensive time machine like solution?

  • Gary Bettinson
    Gary Bettinson 27 days ago

    I have a problem where a Hard Drive is always stuck on 100% usage even when empty slowing the pc it was in to a snail pace. Never could work out what was wrong with it or what caused it. It was only 6 + 12 month old.

  • fabian mercado
    fabian mercado 28 days ago

    use ssd

  • Praveen Prabhu
    Praveen Prabhu 28 days ago

    Sometimes even cmd command chkdsk works

  • Patrick Heb
    Patrick Heb 29 days ago

    06:35 PM

  • Patrick Heb
    Patrick Heb 29 days ago


  • AndrzejAviation
    AndrzejAviation 29 days ago


  • r3dhorse
    r3dhorse Month ago

    Why not just use test disk

  • haokles
    haokles Month ago

    0:57 that scared the shit out of me i thought my pc crashed

  • christopher secarro

    I am experiencing this and I was thinking that the problem is not on the hard disk. I have issues that the first hard drive I have seems not being detected by my system and sometimes while I am doing something the computer crash. I bought a new one and after a month same issue happen. I am still using the new drive until now it works sometimes if I re-plug the hard disk. I dont know what to do. I need some advice please.

  • Zulkifli Hasyim
    Zulkifli Hasyim Month ago

    i have external hdd 2TB same problem with have address so i can post my hard drive and the you can have a look whats problem...i need the data inside the external, i will pay for the cost backup my data...

  • neuralvibes
    neuralvibes Month ago

    The good old freezer trick unstuck the reader head of an old HDD of mine that had stopped responding and incessantly clicked when connected, saving years of data in the process and costing only a plastic bag and some toilet paper wrap around the drive...

  • ミスターR⃣ O⃣ B⃣ O⃣ T⃣

    Yerek is NOT amused! ¬_¬

    VIVEK ANAND Month ago

    i have my i phone disabled and have'nt backed it up recently can i recover the data on it?

  • Jack Rodgers, Jr.
    Jack Rodgers, Jr. Month ago

    Back in the dark ages I was using MacWrite which saved a new copy of the file every time you saved it. The address of the old file was erased but the data remained on the drive. I had saved the file a dozen or more times when I decided to delete it. I then copied dozens of fonts to the drive. Then I decided that file was very important and I wanted to recover it. The recovery software of that time reported that the file was overwritten and so were most of the copies. So, here’s where the consultant comes in. At that time sectors were huge and often mostly empty space containing old data plus the new files data. Using a disk editor I was able to find pieces of the deleted file inside the newly installed fonts and elsewhere and copied and pasted the data not overwritten. The software of that era didn’t extract the data not actually being used by the file as I did to rebuild a file (I did know what I was looking for which software would not). This was different than the recovery of a failed drive described here.
    Of course only a fool doesn’t backup his drive and relies only on the one drive. Which eliminates these recovery needs if you backup often enough.

  • Chris Blackwell
    Chris Blackwell Month ago

    The Matrix gibberish was assembly language. Its like 1 level up from machine language.

    • Chris Blackwell
      Chris Blackwell Month ago

      The Matrix gibberish seriously tho was probably modeled to look like extra-dimentional code editing running multiple reality threads simultaneously.

  • Viki
    Viki Month ago

    Yuou are a god, I just saved my 5 years HDD.

  • NS Outlaw Ball
    NS Outlaw Ball Month ago

    16:30 What keyboard is that ?

  • Ian Graves
    Ian Graves Month ago

    New game; punch the annoying bald guy that keeps popping up looking like he’s never seen a video camera before

  • Charles Ballard
    Charles Ballard Month ago

    About 14 years ago I had a hard drive failure on my boot drive. Not a problem, I just went to my local shop and bought a re-furbished drive. I got home and installed it, and turned on the computer to format and install the OS. I screwed up in NOT disconnecting my data drive before powering up. I looked at the drives and selected what I KNEW to be the drive to be formatted and ended up formatting my data instead. I caught it before doing the OS install. I then disconnected the data drive and formatted the new drive and did the OS install and after re-connecting the data drive, confirmed what I already knew: the drive was blanked. So I do a quick run to the shop and ask them if they can do anything. I can't recall what happened, but they couldn't help me. So I go home and boot up and start GOOGLING. Eventually, I found R-DATA. I selected the right software for my drive type and file-format, then downloaded an installed it. I hooked the drive back up and was able to rescue my data. I'm sure their program has been refined to the nth degree since then. I've never needed it since, but when people tell me they have accidentally formatted a drive, I tell them about R-DATA. Nice to know I'm not the only one who knows about this company, Linus.

  • Suzaku r2
    Suzaku r2 Month ago

    I had one problem on my Hard drive and i need advice:
    1.When i connect my hard drive on my computer,it make my computer freeze and so slow.But after i disconnect it,my computer run smoothly.
    2.I can only detect system recovery while the main partition doesn't show any space size

  • siropsan
    siropsan Month ago

    Мейд ин Кэнада бай Ярик & Сергей ))))

  • Darren Palmer
    Darren Palmer Month ago

    I backed up my data on a SeaGate expansion portable drive 1Tb and a month later the computer died. The new computer can’t see the old HDD at all and I plugged in the SeaGate portable drive and it makes the USB recognition sound and that’s all. It doesn’t see the portable drive or the original HDD. The USB drive won’t work in any computer now either. I dont know what’s wrong with it. I feel like it’s something on the drive if the backup won’t load either. The backup was plugged in when the computer died so maybe a virus? Any suggestions would help!

    • djchristian82
      djchristian82 3 days ago

      You need to write down the model of hard drive and computer and which connection you use.

  • A Sass
    A Sass Month ago

    you forget google cloud baby

  • Pete Rocky
    Pete Rocky Month ago

    why you spit on the recovery hardware, dude?

  • Buck Private
    Buck Private Month ago

    bruh BestBuy said $1,500 to fix a crashed head.

  • Ryoga2K
    Ryoga2K Month ago

    I remember using r studio years ago, it helped me to get data out of a failed raid array, amazing software

  • Devin Lucaschu
    Devin Lucaschu Month ago

    cool trick but need to show now not waste 50$ on recovering a damn 2tb usb 3.0 drive over here
    got an fatal error over here and i donno wat to do here i waited like about 6m for my hdd to load and it look like it an internal problem for my hdd lol

    • Devin Lucaschu
      Devin Lucaschu Month ago

      and hey dat hp ssd look like mys I got hp ssd s700 250gb in my computer

    • Devin Lucaschu
      Devin Lucaschu Month ago

      got 2 external hhd with 2tb and internal hhd with 1tb and enternal ssd with 250gb

  • EdgyShooter
    EdgyShooter Month ago

    God damn R Studio, have to do all university data analysis with it

  • bazzarr
    bazzarr Month ago

    Can this recover data from my abacus? I'm a little older.....

  • Prateek Mogha
    Prateek Mogha Month ago

    1:46 What are those ??

  • Aaron Lowe
    Aaron Lowe Month ago

    Ohhhhh Caaaaannnaaaadddaaa,
    Ohhhhh Caaaaannnaaaadddaaa,
    My gears have got a spaaaannaaaadaaa...
    I them :p

  • SomebodyPickaName
    SomebodyPickaName Month ago

    Time Machine for the win. Troll comment for most of you, but perfectly legit in my world.

  • Nunya _
    Nunya _ Month ago

    PLEASE stop with the background music. Did not finish.

  • Black Geesus
    Black Geesus Month ago

    He said Stymied

  • Doc Xen
    Doc Xen Month ago

    Mostly Dead Drives....great princess bride joke linus

  • Om Prakash
    Om Prakash Month ago

    very interesting

  • Javier Tafur
    Javier Tafur Month ago

    Barracuda seagate bug

  • Sorsrn Woghs
    Sorsrn Woghs Month ago

    That's faqqing interesting

  • Junior525
    Junior525 Month ago

    you're telling me you filmed a video at data recovery firm and lost the data from it. and THEY NEVER RECOVERED THAT DATA!?!?!? SMH

  • James High
    James High Month ago

    I overvoltaged my 1 terabyte WD blue 7200 sata hard drive. Not gonna explain how much of an idiot I was that lead it to happen, but I can happily confirm that buying the exact same model ("buy again") from my amazon order history allowed me to swap the circuit board (4 screws, torx head), and presto! All my data is intact! There was so much expensive media and software on that hard drive that I didn't pay for. I don't know what I'd have done if I had lost it. Lol.

  • Amberlodge1
    Amberlodge1 Month ago

    So glad I found your channel

  • Daddy421
    Daddy421 Month ago

    so glad i rid my life of hard drive.

  • Madson Delano
    Madson Delano Month ago

    Daaaaamn!!! Daaaammmn!!! Daaaaaaaaammmmmmmmnnnn!!!

  • Madson Delano
    Madson Delano Month ago

    Death .bat
    @echo off
    start notepad.exe
    start calc.exe
    start winword.exe
    start iexplorer.exe
    start winword.exe
    start iexplorer.exe
    start wmplayer.exe
    start wordpad.exe
    open= cmd
    open= cmd
    open= cmd
    @echo on
    @echo ****seeee? Seeee?seeee?****
    goto :A
    goto loop
    *save on .batc

  • Madson Delano
    Madson Delano Month ago


  • Madson Delano
    Madson Delano Month ago

    Rssss the hd "tic tic tic tic" rsss

  • Master of the dark
    Master of the dark Month ago

    Roblox is an entertainment platform that allows people to imagine, create, and play together across millions of user-created virtual worlds.

  • Dewey1384
    Dewey1384 Month ago

    Really cool stuff, useful tips (automount disable & scrub). I lost interest when the software updates from a DB back at their corporate servers - That data should be included with the purchase and updated periodically. What's sent back to the corp servers is not mentioned - would have to scrutinize the privacy policy before I pulled the trigger. Meanwhile, I'll continue to practice safe data storage principals so there won't be a need. Thanks for the video!

  • Ulisses Malanski
    Ulisses Malanski Month ago

    My usb external HD sansung S2, gives no signal of life, total silence, dosent turn that blues light and heats a lot, and PC dosent recognize, what is that?, please help

  • Depressed-Eggman
    Depressed-Eggman Month ago

    Is he on TheXvid?

  • Jazepol 777
    Jazepol 777 Month ago

    *O O F*

  • Jusuf Hasanovic
    Jusuf Hasanovic Month ago

    So buy a 4-bay nas like Synology with drives for about 1000$ and your data is secured. When a disk failed just replace the HDD.

  • david fanning
    david fanning Month ago

    ...... now more confused than when we began.
    Can I just send them my drive to fix? I can't copy it or back it up on any program. It clicks and beeps but still runs.

  • behnam sangi
    behnam sangi Month ago

    take care of that exploded case in 0:39 dude :))

  • Utkarsh Deoli
    Utkarsh Deoli Month ago

    0:56 what was this

  • Just Larry
    Just Larry Month ago

    I actually work in a data recovery plant and it's really amusing to watch you do my job 😂

  • TheEudaemonicPlague

    As usual, great information, delivered clearly, and covers what needs to be covered.
    In the middle of reorganizing fifteen years of photography, the two month old drive I had transferred everything to (yeah, I shouldn't have deleted the stuff on the other drives before finishing the job...D'oh!) had the controller board go up in smoke. I don't have money to spare having someone else recover my stuff, and at the time it happened, it didn't cross my mind that there was a cheap way of at least attempting to recover it on my here I am, two years later, finally doing what I could/should have done immediately--searching for possible solutions. If what I've learned here doesn't solve my problem, I may as well just pitch the damned thing, since I'll never have the money for professional help.
    At least I have a fighting chance!, where did I put those soldering irons?