Don't Waste $1000 on Data Recovery

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  • Mad Artz Graphics
    Mad Artz Graphics 11 hours ago

    Thanks man. Was about to format the shit out of my spare HDD. Didn't know this one exist.

  • Sean Dogg
    Sean Dogg 14 hours ago

    Or just use recoverit software..

  • Andres Valdevit
    Andres Valdevit Day ago

    Damn Linus you look like crap, what's up with those red eyes?

  • Richard Abraham
    Richard Abraham 8 days ago

    What if it is an ssd?

  • Deivedux
    Deivedux 8 days ago

    ...or just back up your drive on a cloud and get a new one to use? That works too, imo.

  • Danmagnamius
    Danmagnamius 10 days ago

    I've coped without my Windows XP data for 10 years, I think the HDD's will be going to heaven.

  • praveen kumar
    praveen kumar 14 days ago

    My hard disk was corrected but i want data u can recover it contact me 9790197099

  • Himanshu Agarwal
    Himanshu Agarwal 14 days ago

    Hello Linus I hv a 4tb wd blue external hdd I think I have a pcb problem on my hdd... Can I replace pcb with a donor drive n would it work?

  • SideStream Media
    SideStream Media 14 days ago

    had one of mine do the slow when I biffed it and had to keep trying random crap till could get it to copy for a day or 2 vs years. also what makes the rapidspar computer special? the mobo? or just the OS and the connector part?

  • Killer2600
    Killer2600 15 days ago

    Look at it this way people, think of all the money you will save if you just take the time and effort to do a proper backup of your most precious data. Backup and when your hard drive fails toss it, put in a new one, and restore your data from the backup.

  • Krishna Vishwakarma
    Krishna Vishwakarma 16 days ago

    Hey bro I am confused when you type automount disable / scrub there from drive not show in my computer but you can show in manager C: is your default drive ,this CMD run for external HDD how select external HDD to run this mentioned CMD ...plz help
    R-STUDIO is recovering Bad sector. And data

  • Dalkiel Damion
    Dalkiel Damion 17 days ago

    OMG I wish I would of found this 2 weeks ago. @ 15:45
    I fear the worst for my HD and my data.

    • Dalkiel Damion
      Dalkiel Damion 15 days ago

      @Killer2600 That's obvious! Can't back up something that is not working.

    • Killer2600
      Killer2600 15 days ago

      If you fear for your data, BACK IT UP!!!

  • Dalkiel Damion
    Dalkiel Damion 17 days ago +1

    Linus, you hit the head on the nail at 15:12 for me.

  • Dalkiel Damion
    Dalkiel Damion 17 days ago

    The length of time from time frame 10:36 unfortunately sounds like what my old dell laptop drive is doing. It takes forever to recognize it and the data recovery software has been running on it for 48 hours. I have bad sector issues that seem to get worse as the time goes on. :(

  • Todd Miner
    Todd Miner 17 days ago

    This is why I use ssd, no mechanical problems!

  • 18 days ago +1

    21:13 "...file tree baby!" You will have to pause the video as the directory tree is displayed very briefly on screen after he clicks on the folder with the dot. -> The "recovery" as is for that specific hard drive where he disables Head 1 would not have been a successful data recovery, the folder \Users is not present where all the user's documents, pictures and data are stored, I can only see "program files, recovery and some other" non important as per the user is concerned folders. It looks that \Users folder in this case could only be read by Head 1, the failed head so that would probably be one of those drives that would undergo a head swap in order to get all those data. By the day, that \Documents and Settings folder that did show up on the directory tree is just a junction (shortcut) that points to the absent \Users folder.

  • dass vino
    dass vino 19 days ago

    Do u know how to recover mogranos virus and get my files which are corrupted like Excel sheets

  • Chance Kalugyer
    Chance Kalugyer 19 days ago

    How about we just go the logical route and tell people to user disaster recovery techniques and BACKUP YOUR DATA. I am done now...sorry.

  • Nunovya Biznez
    Nunovya Biznez 20 days ago

    2K and I can get anything off of drives that OS's consider bricks? Send me one.

  • Nelson Matthew
    Nelson Matthew 21 day ago

    finally i found a cyber expert that would help you do this job perfectly, he helped me and that's why I recommend this reliable services. you can freely contact @Andriano_Cohen on IG; OR WhatsApp +1(978)706-3076 Email---[] for an effective services

  • Nelson Matthew
    Nelson Matthew 21 day ago

    finally i found a cyber expert that would help you do this job perfectly, he helped me and that's why I recommend this reliable services. you can freely contact @Andriano_Cohen on IG; OR WhatsApp +1(978)706-3076 Email---[] for an effective services

  • Nelson Matthew
    Nelson Matthew 21 day ago

    finally i found a cyber expert that would help you do this job perfectly, he helped me and that's why I recommend this reliable services. you can freely contact @Andriano_Cohen on IG; OR WhatsApp +1(978)706-3076 Email---[] for an effective services

  • King Docans
    King Docans 22 days ago

    My Hard drive started with "Unknown Not Initialized" issue. It does not make any noise. I simply does not show up. Any software or tutorials i can use to fix this. Thanks

  • Hisui Onigiri
    Hisui Onigiri 22 days ago

    lol i thought linus gonna say
    "DeepScar is our sponsor for video today"

  • Joe Blo
    Joe Blo 23 days ago +1

    lol Talks about how to recover a damaged drive as he touches the voltage sensitive boards with his potentially static charged fingers.

  • mardenhill
    mardenhill 25 days ago

    ok, so an extended advertisement. kthxbye.

  • Aryan Zijlstra
    Aryan Zijlstra 25 days ago

    Awesome. I've done probably close to a hundred HDD data recoveries myself over the years. I also did PCB swaps, head swaps and even platter swaps for which I could find head replacements to get off the data of the platter for which the head(s) where non functioning.
    One should always keep in mind that once you open up a HDD, you should recover as much data as possible, because afterwards the drive is going bad.
    I have one tip: If you have a Hitachi drive in your PC or laptop (no matter which model), replace it asap. I've not encountered a drive of that brand that doesn't have problems, even brand new ones.

  • Damir Yarullin
    Damir Yarullin 28 days ago

    I just lost 2 8tb thunderbolt WD drives... good thing I had back up! but still lost $1000

  • Dasos Lukos
    Dasos Lukos 28 days ago

    Lawd...ever hear of ddrescue? That limits sector retries and will zero out on the copy and move on.

  • DarkLimpan
    DarkLimpan Month ago +1

    I want to chip in and say thank you for uploading this video. Without the automount disable hack, I would've probably never otherwise been able to access a 15 year old drive which was dying. It had two partitions, one being mostly fine, and its windows-partition which are currently in a RAW-state.
    I never figured out how to use Rstudio to do whatever it was you did in this video, but I found Recuva which helped me save 190+ pictures from the RAW-partition (after two scans of 16 hours each).
    And now, I will do the same with other old drives which seems to be dying on me.
    So, thank you Linus and thank you DeepSpar for allowing a video like this to be made.
    PS. Any chance you guys can tell us how we can make Rstudio (or any other free program?) do that thing @14:30? I still don't know if the first drive has logical errors or if it's physically broken.

  • Jon Boll
    Jon Boll Month ago +1

    This channel is incredibly expansive in the value of content it presents. Linus is King!

  • Salah Kaisy
    Salah Kaisy Month ago +1

    OK can I buy a program from them to fix my hard disk???

  • Lulu Ndhlovu
    Lulu Ndhlovu Month ago +1

    Dude, I been googling for over an hr how to recover my "dead drive" and out of all the articles I've read this video is the first source that mentions "automount scrub" and "automount disable" which is legitimately all I needed to get the software recovery to work. lol so thanks for that.

  • Chillypuwn
    Chillypuwn Month ago +3

    Sometimes Linus should let the expert explain :).

  • Nihal ali
    Nihal ali Month ago

    Its work on android??

  • StarvingGeek
    StarvingGeek Month ago

    hex files

  • Rocco_ zero
    Rocco_ zero Month ago

    You seems like a knowledgeable person .. Well my hard drive is spinning properly and it's detecting in bios also but I am having I/O error 0xc00000e9 .. It's having problem detecting the drive.. I tried serval methods on internet such as selecting the hard drive as first booting portion on bios and i even tried to install new Windows but it's not detecting drive .. And I am not even able to open windows in safe mode.. I tried swiping the cables and even the PCB but I still can't able to get it to work .. So if anyone know how to fix my hard drive then please let me know

  • mauro torres
    mauro torres Month ago

    Explane me please in spanish...We ned that tecnology too in Spanish please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • markie polo
    markie polo Month ago

    So I accidentally kicked over my good LaCie drive. Click click click...took it apart hoping to follow a tutorial and move the heads back in place...ruined the heads...anything else possible to do to save the information which are precious photos and videos of a career in the theatre? I have other drives but this one had most of the best stuff on it. Can't afford to take it somewhere.

  • Throttlesnap
    Throttlesnap Month ago

    Fortunately for your entire video he had a donor PCB ! pathetic load of rubbish get out of here. FAIL.

  • radu catalin
    radu catalin Month ago

    2.000.000 $ clean room and 2 dust particles on platters :))))) 1:47

    SUPREMEMASTER1 Month ago

    0:57 Linus's arm is gettin' jiggy with it.

  • Pete Ward
    Pete Ward Month ago


  • Yo Cho
    Yo Cho Month ago

    i dont mind 1k to pay the hard drive, my granpa have one back in the 90s,1gb hard disk drive. would they able to recover it???

  • Lets get to 1mill without vids J

    Could they recover red key data wipes

  • Dave Thompson
    Dave Thompson Month ago

    I know I will get railed for this - but I've personally recovered 5 PC drives by attaching them to my Mac and copying the data off

  • Charles Hayes
    Charles Hayes Month ago

    Why spend 1000 bucks on data recovery, when you can spend 4,000 dollars on a rapidspar device, with a subscription based software that will hit you for 400 bucks a year, and spend hours of your time doing the data recovery yourself? I mean, that's a win win, right? Honestly, if you're going to do NOTHING but data recovery, then get this device. If you aren't doing data recovery as the base model of your business, the times you'll do a true data recovery, that requires something as sophisticated as this, will be minimal at best. Would I like to have one? Why yes. Can I afford one, for the one or two data recovery jobs I get per

  • Matthew Malthouse
    Matthew Malthouse Month ago +5

    "If the data is mission critical you should always call a pro." Ker-ching! $$$

    If the data is mission critical and you don't have a backup the pros will provide an expensive life lesson. The more expensive the more of a learning opportunity it will be.

    • Killer2600
      Killer2600 15 days ago +1

      If you don't have a backup, you probably don't have good security either so with all the known company data breeches in recent years, you could probably get your data from an oversees hacker. They probably have a copy of it.

  • Murray Ball
    Murray Ball Month ago +3

    That was an excellent video Linus - thank you!!

  • 12_gauge
    12_gauge Month ago +1

    LOOOOOL saw so many WD drives.

    KALUS DJ 2 months ago

    Who needs data recovery when you have 3 back up drives for work folders and one with the entire os system backed up and 3 macs all loaded the with the same software.
    Saw to many friends loose everything saving everything to their desktop.

    • KALUS DJ
      KALUS DJ Month ago

      If that happens will more than lightly be a nuke that causes it so my Mac will probably be the last thing I will need to survive.
      And if there was that big of an emp will the be any electric to power anything anyway?

    • 12_gauge
      12_gauge Month ago

      EMP ?

  • Computer Maniac
    Computer Maniac 2 months ago

    linus like most of the times he is right. you mustn't waste so much money for your data recovery, especially when you can diagnose and repair or recover data by yourself with a very very low cost toolkit . If you are intersted just watch this video

  • Loek Heijmans
    Loek Heijmans 2 months ago

    You can also make a backup.

  • Crystal Bhai
    Crystal Bhai 2 months ago

    0:56 i thought it was my pc... it always does dat...

  • Latif Bölüm
    Latif Bölüm 2 months ago

    8:00 why he is wearing condoms on his fingers

  • radstorm
    radstorm 2 months ago

    Linus only has 8.7 million subscribers,,, I wonder how he manages to afford all the stuff nobody else can... hmmmmm :o)

  • skins4thewin
    skins4thewin 2 months ago

    How cool would it be for customers to be able to use the tech of the RapidSpar via the internet, and just have these operations be done via a remote location so you can do them from home? Seems like it would be completely feasible to me and a really cool way to reach new customers. Perhaps it's a service that could be offered via remote access by an employee, or even just an interface that a customer themselves can control where they can remotely connect to the RapidSpar device itself. Now there's an idea for ya!

  • Dinesh Chakravarthy
    Dinesh Chakravarthy 2 months ago

    this whole process seems complicated than my life so better to buy two hardisks and stor the datain both of them so ifone is lost we have another. then again we can buy a new one. simple solution. if not all this just go for cloud storage.

  • Coty Williams
    Coty Williams 2 months ago

    EaseUS Data Recovery actually skips the bad sectors on it's own. During recovery, if it finds a bad sector it'll stop and try to jump over them.

    • Dinesh Chakravarthy
      Dinesh Chakravarthy 2 months ago

      can you give me your gmail or twitter id for contact. i need few answers regarding recovery. :)

  • The Same Same
    The Same Same 2 months ago

    ” PHYSICALLY swap components!” Lol no kidding?! Oh, you millenials :)

  • Senyum Fortune Arifa
    Senyum Fortune Arifa 2 months ago

    wishing that data recovery as much hard disk cost

  • Arty Guy
    Arty Guy 2 months ago

    “It was taking infinently long, but now it’s taking even longer”

  • Alien2799
    Alien2799 2 months ago

    I tried to do a clone at a store but they told me that one
    area was in red. They told me that it must have been the boot up area because
    when they put the new disc (with all the other info from my failing disc except
    for the red area) in my computer it would not boot up. Fortunately they seemed
    to have backed my files but just not the other programs, operating system etc.
    Can I do anything with the read area? Or is a professional job?
    Thank you.

  • Radcliffe Schmitz
    Radcliffe Schmitz 2 months ago

    it's kind of rude how you didn't mic the only other person in the video lol

  • Sumi
    Sumi 2 months ago +3

    this dude looks like hes about to smack linus.

  • Bas Nunnikhoven
    Bas Nunnikhoven 2 months ago

    Or, pay 25 dollar per TB for another harddrive and make sure you have backups of your files.... And whenever you have over 100TB and storage becomes expensive, I would suggest buying cheap tape drives :)

  • Captain Virgil
    Captain Virgil 2 months ago

    0:27 uhh, is that guy using a non-genuine version of windows?

  • usersp 789
    usersp 789 2 months ago
    How to Data Recovery Files Recovery Permanently Deleted Data Files by Recuva Windows 10

  • Paradox
    Paradox 2 months ago +2

    Please do more of that kind of videos! :)

  • Johnny Marvéll
    Johnny Marvéll 2 months ago +1

    too late. I already spent two and a half times (for three WD Gold enterprise drives of varying capacity) that with -.-

    • Johnny Marvéll
      Johnny Marvéll Month ago +1

      Alex Sota yeah there was some very tiny things lost. 850 CDN per drive. I got a small discount on one for 785 CDN. I wish i had know to NEVER connect drives to a PSU with cables from a different PSU - or connecting three drives on one cable, for that matter.

    • Alex Sota
      Alex Sota Month ago +1

      Did it work? How much did you pay per drive?

  • RagingPhXp
    RagingPhXp 2 months ago

    i have an hdd that overheats and is inaccessible, makes my pc extremely slow to use, pc booting takes 15 minutes and same goes with shutting down

    • Jeremy Lindemann
      Jeremy Lindemann 2 months ago

      That's bad, don't use that drive. Copy everything off of it if it's still working and put it in the permanent filing cabinet.

  • Susanna M
    Susanna M 2 months ago +1

    so when I click on a video about saving money on data recovery the immediate advice to send it to a pro or the chance of recovery might be 0, thanks... i guess. I'll just go back to listening to the calming clicking sound that my hard drive makes

    • Steve Black
      Steve Black 2 months ago +1

      I was also confused by the "don't spend thousands, but you need to spend thousands" too This wasn't the first video I watched though, I watched multiple videos of people opening their hard drive and it working fine after, so it's definitely not 0 percent. I also read a comment about freezing the HD and that giving you some time to recover stuff, I'm gonna give that a shot before opening the HD.

  • bitminer69er
    bitminer69er 2 months ago

    Don't forget updating the firmware like say on a 3TB new drive that will only write up to 2TB then corrupt/eat itself... yum yum yum (with cookie monster voice)... Thanks Segate! excellent product. sigh! @Segate I have $1000 invoice to prove it from local drive recovery biz so probs with this post... bring it!. Now dual NAS raid 5 with offline back up and dual external HDDs to backup the NASes so triple redundancy. Thanks Segate... lesson learned.

  • mdd1963
    mdd1963 2 months ago

    00:56 what the holy hell...?

  • ShamblerDK
    ShamblerDK 2 months ago

    I work as an IT technician in a small retail store which also does computer repair. I dream of having a tool like the RapidSpar.
    Also, that "oof" reminds me I have to watch more of Welyns videos.

    • Joe North
      Joe North 2 months ago

      ShamblerDK we got one at my shop about 6 months ago and it has been amazing. I’ve been able to shave off a ton of time on recoveries, do recoveries I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to do, and make more money because of it.