The hardware: Hitachi 5K500.B-160 160GB 5400 RPM. I believe it’s a Macbook hard drive.
The story: It’s a friends and it failed and he’s looking to recover hoards of music from it. And I mean a lot, also anything else that would be possible to salvage from it.
A coworker took a look at it and tried using some Ubuntu and Linux (magicdisk or something) software to access the hard drive but that failed since the hard drive doesn’t appear to spin up at all.
The BIOs wont recognize it nor will any software nor does it seem to spin up. I tried applying horizontal force if it was stuck but that doesn’t appear to be the problem. Had no luck there.
Not sure what to do now. Any help is appreciated. Basically he’s allowing me to mess around with the hard drive so I’m taking the opportunity to learn more about it.