"his portable traveling companion that offers a prehistory"

"# "In the Midnight Hour"
Wilson Pickett

# "Rescue Me"
Fontella Bass

# "Tracks of My Tears"
Smokey Robinson

# "My Girl"
Otis Redding

# "1, 2, 3"
Len Barry

# "Hi Heel Sneakers"
Tommy Tucker

# "Walk"
Jimmy McCracklin

# "Gonna Send You Back to Georgia"
Timmy Shaw

# "First I Look at the Purse"
The Contours

# "New Orleans"
Gary "U.S." Bonds

# "Watch Your Step"
Bobby Parker

# "Daddy Rollin' Stone"
Derek Martin

# "Short Fat Fannie"
Larry Williams

# "Long Tall Sally"
Little Richard

# "Money (That's What I Want)"
Barrett Strong

# "Hey! Baby"
Bruce Channel

# "Positively 4th Street"
Bob Dylan

# "Daydream"
The Lovin' Spoonful

# "Turquoise"

# "Slippin' and Slidin'"
Buddy Holly

# "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
Gene Vincent

# "No Particular Place to Go"
Chuck Berry

# "Steppin' Out"
Paul Revere

# "Do You Believe in Magic"
The Lovin' Spoonful

# "Some Other Guy"
The Big Three

# "Twist and Shout"
The Isley Brothers

# "She Said "Yeah""
Larry Williams

# "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
Buddy Holly

# "Slippin' and Slidin'"
Little Richard

# "Quarter to Three"
Gary "U.S." Bonds

# "Ooh My Soul"
Little Richard

# "Woman Love"
Gene Vincent

# "Shop Around"
The Miracles

# "Bring It on Home to Me"
The Animals

# "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody"
James Ray

# "What's So Good About Goodbye"
The Miracles

# "Bad Boy"
The Miracles

# "Agent Double O Soul"
Edwin Starr

# "I've Been Good to You"
The Miracles

# "Oh I Apologize"
Barrett Strong

# "Who's Lovin' You"
The Miracles"


uri: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/lennon/songlist.html

"Myths and Misconceptions"

"If the drive has stiction, use the (non) patented stiction spin, described above in. If the circuit board has a hot spot, it may be able to be kept cool with a fan, or occasional application of canned freeze spray (really), or by holding canned air upside down and spraying. It's very cold, so don't spray your skin! One of the weaknesses of using freeze mist is that a) the abrupt intense cooling can damage an electrical component, and b) your can of cold stuff will run out in a minute or so. If blowing cool air with a fan will not keep the drive cool enough, there's something seriously wrong and you probably need to send the drive in for recovery..."


uri: http://burgessforensics.com/article_myths.html


"The hard drive can have one to several disks made of glass or aluminum coated with magnetic iron oxide particles. The disk(s) spins continuously very fast in the hda and the head can travel in and out along a radius so that any location can be reached very quickly by the head. A typical hard drive contains several of these 3.5-inch platters, which can contain tens of billions of individual bits. The higher the Ariel density of the hard disk's platters, the more bits that can be packed into each square inch of platter real estate. A platter is segregated into tens of thousands of concentric tracks. Because allot of information can be stored in one track, the tracks are broken down into smaller units called sectors. Each sector can hold about 512 bytes of data, or 4096 bits. Disk platters are mounted in a stacked formation on a spindle A spindle motor turns the platters at very high speed, typically between 5,400 and 7,200 rotations per minute, but as fast as 15,000 rotations per minute(RPM'S). The platters spin so that the appropriate sector or sectors containing the data can be positioned underneath one of the drive's reading heads. There's one head per platter, and all the heads move in unison.


Each head in the hard drive is mounted onto a slider, which is mounted onto an arm. A mechanical device called an actuator controls each hard drive arm. The actuator moves the arm to the correct position on the spinning platter, which puts the head in the correct position. The reading head ( reading and writing heads are separate) floats about 2/1,000,000 of an inch above the disk surface. As it passes over the appropriate disk sectors, it interprets the magnetic pulses and converts them to electrical pulses that can be interpreted as 1s and 0s.

Although the head may look large, actually the sensitive part of the head is defined by micro lithographic methods so that the actual exposed portion of the head,which can either read or write the information on the disk,is very small-comparable to the dimensions of features on a microchip! As the manufacturing technology has improved over the years they have been able to shrink this area down to smaller and smaller sizes, and that is how the hard disk memories have risen to such large figures now. In addition they have increased the density of magnetic particles on the disk which makes the storage capacity larger. For example in 1991 the density of storage memory was about 0.l3 Gbits/square inch. In 1998 it was up to around 4 Gbits (30X the density!). At the same time the lithography limit of the sensitive head area was about 4.5 uMeters in 1991, and in 1998 was down to 0.5 uMeters, reduced by a factor of 9. So that is how the storage density of the disks is now up to 200 GB or higher..."


"117. Posted Feb 27, 2006, 11:38 AM ET by Dan"

"So, I removed the platter from one of my new drives and placed the platter from my broken drive inside. It took a couple of tries to get the platter lined up correctly (there was a lot of vibration) and the disk would POST. Remarkably, I recovered 100% of the data I was looking for and the rest of the directory structure was about 80% recoverable..."


uri: http://hackaday.com/entry/1234000840067578/

"Freeze it"

"If the problem is heat related, I put the drive in the freezer for about 15 minutes to cool it down... sometimes this gets the drive up long enough to copy any critical files..."

"get the drive spinning again so you can copy needed files before the drive warms up again..."

"Try booting the drive and copying the data off after every step..."

"I can see your hard drive and have the ability to copy all of your files to a temp folder on my machine called "Your Name." After I collect all information..."

"copying what I can as quickly as possible until the drive dies again..."

"Very quickly plug it in and copy files until finished..."

"If the drive boots to an operating system and you can get to either a network or backup medium, then start copying the most important data off first..."

"Copy the most important data off the drive..."

"Copy the rest of the data off the drive..."

"Copy the important data off first...

"copy the less important data off next..."

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uri: http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6255-5029761-2.html

data remanence ++ drive reconstruction

"Hard disk recovery is possible because of data remanence, which means that some data continues to exist on the hard drive even after it has been deleted. While data remanence is beneficial to hard disk recovery, there is also a downside; that is, data remanence is one of the most convenient tools used in cyber-espionage..."


"Hard disk recovery reconstructs lost files, regardless of whether they were deleted accidentally or are inaccessible due to a crashed hard drive. In some circumstances, the hard disk may become inaccessible because of a hardware problem..."


uri: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-hard-disk-recovery.htm

"Once at a data recovery facility"

"According to Ibas, a data recovery and data erasure company
headquartered in Norway, with offices worldwide, logical problems that
may be encountered generally are one of these:

1) Erased files
2) Errors due to installation/upgrade
3) Errors in file system/overwritten
4) Viruses

The physical problems the ones you specifically asked about) break out
like this:

1) Crash 56%
2) Mechanics 17%
3) Electronics 16%
4) Shock 8%
5) Water/fire 3%


There are many companies around the world that specialize in this sort
of disaster recovery...

Once at a data recovery facility, the hard drive is moved into a clean
room for disassembly and repair or data recovery..."


uri: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=166906

"Please choose which lab you would like to send your media to."

"Seagate Data Recovery
Schaumburg Corporate Center
1501 E. Woodfield Rd.
Suite 201-North
Schaumburg, Illinois
60173 USA"


uri: https://www.seagatedatarecovery.com/online_request_form.aspx