Hard drive recovery/repair
Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:33 PM
Can anyone recommend a repair shop that will either be able to repair or at least recover the data?
Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:36 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:42 PM
Cannot recommend anyone to actually fix it, we ended up buying a whole new computer.
Edited by Lammas, 18 January 2009 - 08:44 PM.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:57 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:41 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:43 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:53 PM
There is one which operates out of Dubai (the only one I know off) Data Recovery Direct and they will give you an online quotation. Beware though - data recovery isn't cheap!
Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:19 AM
It seems that even the idea of having external drives isnt safe for pictures. Perhaps we should all learn from this and print out those special pics.
I hope you sort it out soon
Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:38 AM
Andy - thanks - another of our friends recommended the same company. I think DH is calling them today as we'd rather pay money to have everything recovered than chance one of the local shops.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:28 PM
Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:54 PM
|QUOTE (wikiki @ Jan 19 2009, 01:28 PM)|
|If it is an external drive and was knocked over, there might be chance that it was only the connection/switch etc not the hard drive itself that went dead. Hope that is the case.|
Yes it is an external drive and that is what we are thinking as its powering up but just clicking.
Data Recovery Direct just quoted 7000dhs!! The photos are extremely important ones but not willing to pay that much!
Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:11 PM
Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:04 AM
Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:34 AM
|QUOTE (fruitbat @ Jan 19 2009, 09:11 PM)|
|Why dont you research how much it will be in the uk, it may well work out cheaper to wait until you go back and get them to do it there. There are many data recovery companies in UK.|
Because we don't know when or if we are going back this year and we need the data soon.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:28 AM
|QUOTE (Pandatwins @ Jan 20 2009, 06:34 AM)|
|Because we don't know when or if we are going back this year and we need the data soon.|
Ah but surely its a thin line between needing the data soon and never getting it back again.
I think Hallie has a very valid point, and if they have the services in US for such things then they will have them in the UK too.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:44 AM
Posted 20 January 2009 - 11:33 AM
We were in Germany for a family funeral and had videotaped the service for people who could not attend and after the service a "helpful" family member who could not read english tried to replay it, and reformatted the hard drive instead.
So we never tried anything over there, we came back to Australia and took it to three places that claim to specialise in data recovery, all three said no it cant be done.
So I googled, found a programme on the net, laid out 50 us dollars and in exactly 7 minutes I had all our footage back! It was worth every cent. Give me 24 hours and I shall get the information for you off my old computer.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 11:57 AM
I happen to know firsthand that Nero 9 has a fantastic feature called RescueAgent that will recover deleted/formatted data as well as data from damaged medium. You can download the product (or a 15-day trial version) on www.nero.com.
Then use Nero BackItUp 4 (the serial number will be included with your Nero 9 download) to save data for easy recovery next time (fingers crossed there isn't a next time, but better safe than sorry)!