Re: Old HDD issue
If they aren't spinning or making any noise, which is typical with old drives, they are probably defective. Having them sitting there for a long time could have exposed them to numerous things that could have killed them.
If the data on them is really important, you could sent them in to a company like OnTrack, but Data Recovery is very, very expensive. Tough luck.
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