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Recover data from Dead Hard Drive


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#1 ICE334

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:44 PM

Is there a way to recover data from a dead hard drive that makes no sound while in laptop or while attached to an external adapter?? Its 250 Sata drive



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:08 AM

Ontrack, Flashback Data and DriveSavers are three well-known companies that can attempt to retrieve files off of a 'dead' hard drive. Pricing typically runs between a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars (US).



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

I've used Ontrack in the past with success, but never saw a bill for less than $1,000.  You do get an external drive with your data on it as part of that price.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

Data recovery services are expensive.  I have collected over the years a large number of drives, most still functioning, others just for parts.  A clean room would be needed and a donor mechanism that works in which to swap the platters into for recovery.  Now you can see the need for backup routines..



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:27 PM

There are people who have had luck in similar situations with Recuva.


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