Posted 24 November 2010 - 02:17 AM
Internal for a laptop
He tried to recover with whatever standard basic recovery process there is. By hooking it up to another system. The HD turned on, presumably spun for a second, and halted. They tried it twice i think.
Yeah I know about the delicate nature and all that. *sigh* Im looking at all my options. I cant afford and its not worth that kind of money, but I think it may be worth a shot to try the less certain methods. My alternative to them is I get nothing, so even a small chance at getting half the data is worth trying.
Theres another place nearby that may be able to do physical-based recovery so Im going to call them tomorrow.
Apple may still have something they can do. They want the HD back because it was under warranty. That also means they probably plan to analyze it. Why cant they also get my data off, even at a (relative) small fee... Or back to DriveSavers, maybe they have some experimental new practice they want to try, but need a hard drive to try it on. Again, it may not get me anything, but idleness will guarantee nothing.
backups backups backups... >_>