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Topic # 114307 15-Feb-2013 10:52 Send private message

Hi There!

I was after some recommendations on who you guys/girls have used to recover data from failed laptop hard disks etc? Also server drives (arrays) etc. 

After a few reviews related to speed, cost, accuracy, service etc?

We have used computer forensics in the past, but they seem so expensive.

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  Reply # 762914 15-Feb-2013 11:22 Send private message

Not had to use data recovery myself ... a good backup setup is far cheaper! :-)




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  Reply # 763094 15-Feb-2013 14:24 Send private message

Depending on how screwed the disk is, you may want to give SpinRite a go.

http://www.grc.com/spinrite.htm

The website might look a little 90's, but I can assure you the programme is well worth the price... especially with the US exchange rate at the moment.



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  Reply # 763096 15-Feb-2013 14:25 Send private message

Disk is dead, I think it's the electronics.



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  Reply # 763098 15-Feb-2013 14:27 Send private message

Also whilst not included in the original topic, but since the same thread readers might know the answer:

Anyone used a wipe tool on a modern HDD, and then sent it to the data recovery people and what was the result?


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