I have a 2.5" hard drive that has developed what sounds like bearing noise and seemingly can’t be read by normal means. I was wondering if there’s any hope for recovering the data thereon.
Anyone have experience with this? Can bearings be repaired? Can the drive be put into a different housing? Who has a decent track record in this sort of work? What does it tend to cost? Is it “flat fee, regardless” or “no play, no pay”?