I have a WD2500 Hard Drive that has catastrophically crashed. BIOS won't read it. Someone tried to hook it up today, and the computer recognized "something" that it tried to find a driver for, but it would never read it as a hard drive.
I don't know if it will ever work again. However, I'd like to get my data off. I am very scared of the "freezer" method.
I have talked to $300 Data Recovery, and they think it will be a 60% chance of full recovery, $75 of partial.
This happened 3 years ago, and I know that there are tech improvements all the time.
Any suggestions for how I can get the data off myself?