Posted 02 July 2007 - 05:53 AM
Depends on the difficulty - if you've got a really stubborn backup you're saving money. If it's an easy one, you're paying us for doing what you could do for about the same price (the cost of a drive caddy, some DVD's, and a burning program (we use a full-version of Nero). BTW, we charge $100 for up to 9.4 gB of data.
The difficult one's involve:
1) Lot's of different data scattered all over the hard drive (making us hunt for the data)
2) SATA hard drives (a little bit more difficult, not a major thing)
3) a failing/corrupt hard drive that won't give up the data easily
Most of the time spent is "wasted" in that we're waiting for a program to perform it's function. With 40 gB that's a lot of waiting (both with the copying and with the burning).
Recently we backed up 2-80 gB hard drives for a man - and he provided us with a 250 gB hard drive to backup to. So we booted into PE mode and copied the entire contents of each drive to the 250 gB drive. This was his 2nd trip also, he wasn't able to locate the backed up data from our first attempt (he was looking in the wrong place). Still only cost him $160 - even though we spent many hours trying to replicate his problem and finally resorted to the entire backup before realizing he was looking in the wrong place.
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