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Old 08-26-2019, 01:15 AM
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Try what Amadan said first.

For the IDE drive, if that doesn't work, IIRC, set it up as Primary Master before slotting in the USB adapter. Plenty of recovery programs out there, and most have free editions -- Try a freebie and see if it can at least see the drive, then run whatever limited recovery the trial version allows before spending anything.

That being said, clicking == Very Bad Thing. IIRC, it indicates a mechanical failure within the drive. Generally not worthwhile to get looked into. If the data on there is mission-critical, professional data recovery places are out there, but they generally start at $1,500 and go up from there -- that being said, they generally know wha they're doing. Whether going the DIY or pro route, look for reviews online first.
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