Hard Disk Recovery Services
Firstly, has anyone ever used one?
Secondly, how much did it cost and would you recommend it?
I have an external drive with a large collection of photos on, that has been dropped and no longer seems to mount, you can hear the actuator arm hitting to stopper so I’m guessing either the head is damaged or the motor to spin the disk is shot.
I know I should back up, I tried it with a NAS disk once but was horrendously slow so I bailed, I will look to resolve this this time round though!Posted 5 years agoTuckerUKMember
I know I should back up, I tried it with a NAS disk once but was horrendously slow so I bailed,
Most of us have been there! And lost data!
I use SATA HDDs in an eSATA connected external HDD caddy. Only the first every backup to each HDD is slow. I use SyncBack software.
Sorry, can’t offer any help with data recovery.Posted 5 years agogeordiemick00Member
I had this about four years ago, I had a back up which was a total mess so I deleted everything from the back up to make room for a new image and as soon as I deleted it the dog pulled my lap top off breakfast bar and boom went the lap top,
I had the HD sent to these:
It cost about £300 😯 but honestly, worth every penny. They found all of my personal stuff in usual places and then sent it to me on a load of DVD’s with it all on,
Very good quick service.Posted 5 years agoKarinofnineMemberedlongMember
Sort of related question – if “a friend” useD a data recovery firm to recover data, how exposed are they to legal repercussions relating to the data that is recovered?
To be clear, this is not a Gary Glitter scenario, nor do
Imy friend have a disk full of bomb making instructions and flight timetables.
However, if, hypothetically, a friend had a damaged hard drive and, hypothetically, said hard drive was chock full of MP3s and, hypothetically, they might have difficulty in proving that they owned an original, licensed copy (e.g. a CD) of said MP3s, would the data recovery people dob me in? I mean, dob in a hypothetical person in this hypothetical situation?Posted 5 years agoMSPSubscriber
I have 20gb of legally owned music, and hundreds of gb of legally owned films and tv series, how is a data recovery service going to check if its legal or not, they won’t even care.
Actually I am still not sure if ripping purchased dvd’s and blue rays is actually legal, I thought they were going to legalise it, and it is generally an accepted practice that law enforcement has no interest in, but I think it may still be technically against the law.Posted 5 years agojambalayaSubscriber
These days you should upload your photos, for example you get 1TB of storage with Flickr and you can keep all photos private. I have a Mac so backup is incremental via Time Machine which runs every day so takes only a few mins max, I’m sure there is a Windows equivalent.
Good luck with the recovery, if it’s a hardware failure with crashed heads it could be a fruitless and expensive , I’ve recovered data from a “non booting” hard drive using a friends computer and setting the “broken” disc up as a slave, a professional outfit can do this very easily but it does sound like your problem is worse.Posted 4 years ago
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