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Anyone used a physical drive recovery service?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 16 2009 - 12:59 AM

I have a coworker who unwittingly just lost a ton of data due to a bad set of circumstances. His personal laptop drive crashed a day after the govt. took all our thumb drives which contained his latest backups and wiped them all and prepped them for destruction. The drive is now unbootable and would require a lab service to reconstruct. This is major $$$ he knows, but there seem to be reputable labs and a bunch of wanabees, and figuring out who is who seems to be a crapshoot. Anyone have any experience here? Sam

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 16 2009 - 06:25 AM

We've tried:

Aero Data Recovery Services

(now they offer a flat fee for data recovery, which is new since we tried them last year).

I think someone from the office also tried:

24/7 Critical Response RAID Data Recovery and Hard Disk Data Recovery Services and Knowledgebase

where they did their magic and got the data recovered.
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 16 2009 - 07:42 AM

Awesome Pat, thanks! I think his corporate office is going to try to send it to a service they contract with, if that doesnt pan out i will pass on those suggestions.

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Posted January 16 2009 - 10:05 AM

The first is self-evident, but how do you know about the second? Is the disk physically not readable?




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