View Full Version : Misc. Wanted Data recovery??


indietalk
06-04-2012, 07:44 PM
Anyone know anybody in data recovery? I'm getting crazy quotes for a HD. Issue is, it probably has bad heads or something is causing them not to engage.

Thanks

Anim8
06-04-2012, 10:43 PM
Do you have a microcenter nearby? They use an outside company and can diagnose the drive while you wait (over the net) then give you a quote.

Dreadylocks
06-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Something like this?

http://bipolarbearnz.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/geordi-data-generations-chip.jpg

Unfortunately Geordi won't be born for another 300 years or so...

Good luck, though! Losing data SUCKS. :no:

Morris
06-05-2012, 05:24 PM
It is very expensive to have someone do it. There are some self help like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRkFDFguT5A&feature=fvwrel on youtube. There is some software, but success depends on how bad the drive is. Good luck.

indietalk
06-05-2012, 06:04 PM
I've done it with software before but you can't do that if it does not spin up ;)

Anim8
06-05-2012, 08:06 PM
If you are mechanically inclined you can change out the read/write head mechanism and or platters pretty easily if you have a drive thats similar to use as a donor. Ive saved a couple of drives this way.. I wouldnt recommend using the drives again afterwards, but just to get the info you need off of them it may save you $200 - $1600.....

indietalk
06-05-2012, 09:54 PM
Yeah but I don't have a clean room and one dust particle on a disk is like a nail in a tire.

Morris
06-06-2012, 05:43 PM
At one time Staples used to do data recovery. I never had to try them for that, but like them for other things.