Posted 20 February 2007 - 07:39 PM
This is a "crap shoot" and it depends on how badly you want your data. While I'm not familiar with Macs - I'd imagine that the technique was the same.
As for there always being a way to get the data off - that may not be true. But more important is the cost - typicaly top level data recovery companies will charge $1600 or more (that was the quote that I got on my PC hard drive) to disassemble your drive in a clean room and move the platters to a functioning drive to read from it.
Also, the software for reading the hard drive regardless of it's condition is also very expensive.
And at the end, it all depends on how badly your data is messed up. It may still not be recoverable because it's just too far gone to be readable. Will you be happy with Ĺ of a photo? How about retrieving only the number and dates on the checks in your accounting program - but the amounts and the payee are missing?
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