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Failed Hard Drive Data Recovery by Dropping the Drive - http://www.datarecoverypros.com/hard-drive-recovery-drop.html
"Drop the drive onto a flat hard surface from approximately 4"-6" above. You should drop the drive onto the large closed side. If this did not work the first time try it again at a distance of up to 8", you can also try dropping the drive onto each of the four edges." ‎- Alex Kapranoff