View Full Version : Anybody have success with data recovery companies?
12-29-11, 10:17 AM
A coworkers external hard drive has died and it won't even spin up, have anybody have any success at companies that do data recovery?
There seems like there is a ton of companies out there, I'm looking for a good recommendation.
12-29-11, 10:33 AM
I have, although I imagine it will be hard for a specific recommendation based on your location. It costs a few grand, but the few times we've had to bring a drive in at work they were able to recover everything we needed.
12-29-11, 10:40 AM
I have some data recovery tools here and I will try it out first, but the way the end user is talking the drive does not even spin up; if the electronics are dead that is past my ability for recovery.
I'm in Pennsylvania, and the end user already has a quote from Seagate for $1200.
12-29-11, 05:41 PM
(Use the Google.)
I thought at one point seagate owned ontrack or something like that, so if he has a quote from seagate, this may ultimately be the same company :)
Use them all the time due to people being too lazy/stupid to backup their data. Maybe 1 out of 100 they are not able to recover ALL the data, but they always get something ;) Very pricey though.
(Use the Google.)Yeah, especially for no-spinup. Maybe the oven trick or the kick trick if the freezer doesn't work.
I'd sure take it out of the enclosure first and see if it works in another one.