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Hard Drive Recovery

Postby deFl0 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:36 pm

Does anybody have a good hard drive Recovery service?

My computer at home slagged :cry:
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Re: Hard Drive Recovery

Postby Guy In Suit » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:57 pm

define slagged.

You can probably just pull the HD and access it from a working computer.
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Re: Hard Drive Recovery

Postby WickerNipple » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:12 pm

Ya, that's the first approach. Then it gets really expensive.
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Re: Hard Drive Recovery

Postby Guy In Suit » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:31 am

I know a guy who does forensic recoveries on the DL, but they ain't cheap; about $400 or so.
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Re: Hard Drive Recovery

Postby nomrakram » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:24 am

If you hook it up to a cpu with linux you can usually recover most everything too.
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Re: Hard Drive Recovery

Postby subversive » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:51 pm

Guy In Suit wrote:I know a guy who does forensic recoveries on the DL, but they ain't cheap; about $400 or so.

That's hella cheap compared to what data recovery used to cost. Last time I had a hard drive crap out on me I was quoted over $1K from multiple reputable sources. That was like 2000-2001ish.
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Re: Hard Drive Recovery

Postby Guy In Suit » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:34 pm

LIke I said, on the down low using company equipment after hours 8-)
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Re: Hard Drive Recovery

Postby Fool » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:51 pm

To be honest, 95% of the time its not that hard to do the recovery yourself. Find a usb caddy and hook it up, see if that does it. I'd say we recover data on 6/10 hard drives after failures this way. If that doesn't work, generally its just the circuit board on the drive that's burned out and if you can buy the *exact* same drive (usually via model number and ebay) you can switch it out with only minimal hassle. This works best on Western Digital because its easy to get at the controler boards. Most people ignore this step because finding the same harddrive with the same firmware yours was running can be a real pain.

The other 5% of the time, something is wrong internally and thats when you need really specific equipment retrieval crap.

If a USB caddy doesn't work, and a brief search of ebay doesn't bring up your model, $400 is by far the cheapest I've ever seen offered for data recovery.
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