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Storage HDD Data Recovery Recommendations

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Unicorn, 13 Aug 2013.

  1. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Sadly I've become a victim of the plague and utter PITA that is hard drive failure without a complete backup. The drive spins up but has failed due to an increase in pending sectors and eventually multiple delayed write fails. The last thing for me to try is a Linux live CD to recover it myself, but I'm not confident about that working. I need the data that's on this 3.5" 2TB drive recovered and would really appreciate some recommendations for a reputable company in the UK who can do this. The last company who quoted me for this service on a 1TB belonging to a customer stuck their arm in and the customer refused to pay to have it done, writing the data loss off. I don't exactly want to get robbed either, but I do need it done professionally by a reputable company that someone has past experience of. Unfortunately it's full of files that I can't do without the most recent versions of.

    I also have a 2.5" drive from a laptop which was dropped and became unreadable. It contains a large photo library which the customer would like to have recovered. I'll probably get them both done at once.

    TIA.
     
  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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  3. Deders

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    If Recuva won't do it then Get Back Data might.
     
  4. Unicorn

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    Thanks, have looked over their website and like what I see, so I'll give them a call today.

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    Was quoted a really rough price over the phone of £150-£200 for the 3.5" desktop disk which probably doesn't require mechanical repair, and £300-£350 for the dropped 2.5" disk which probably has crashed heads. I'm now packing up the disks to send over for analysis and accurate quotation. I'll keep updating the thread as I learn more!
     
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  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Good luck, hope you get what you need back :thumb: I've never known them not to get data back.

    Who did you speak to out of interest; Steve or Alison?
     
  6. Unicorn

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    It was a girl, so I assume Alison?
     

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