My hard drive died a few weeks ago, and I've been going crazy trying to find ways to recover the data from it (no backups, stupidly). I took it to a data recovery guy, who told me he might be able to help me if I find the exact same model of hard drive.
From what I understand, he plans to take the platters out of the dead hard drive (the platters don't seem to have any physical damage) and use the mechanism of the working hard drive to read the data. However, because of some technical issue (my poor command of hard-drive-recovery-Chinese is sort of getting in the way here), it absolutely has to be the same hard drive model.
Unfortunately, time spent wandering around computer malls hasn't turned up anything.
My question: What is the best place online to find older hard drives with specific model numbers? Alternatively, can anyone recommend any reliable (and preferably not too expensive) data recovery services?
I'll post a pic of the drive label later, but here's what I think is the relevant information:
Fujitsu 120GB (laptop hard drive)
PL ID: YTRN
Part No: CA06672-B39600AP
Any help is greatly appreciated... There's stuff on here I really don't want to lose forever!