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  #2057089 16-Jul-2018 14:27
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In general
If the data is REALLY important, important enough to send it out for data recovery......then

 

Cease any attempts to recover yourself. This is the most important thing for you to do.
Ive seen instances where the owners attempts to read the drive literally made the drive unrecoverable.
If the head is damaged, each time you power it up will be scratching up the platters.

 

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  #2064730 30-Jul-2018 03:39
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A HDD like the Firecuda is potentially less reliable as it contains two drives: the HDD and an 8gb SSD as cache. Any bug, mistake or wrong assumption in the firmware's handling of the SSD and it could go wrong. And the 3.5" Firecuda is a 7200rpm drive. High RPM drives are less reliable.

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  #2064740 30-Jul-2018 06:49
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I've never heard that before re 7200rpm drives... Or experienced any unreliablity with the dozens of drives i have owned or used at work over 20 odd years... Can you cite your sources? I'm genuinely interested.



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  #2064858 30-Jul-2018 10:53
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I've used datalab.co.nz for several recoveries, never had a complaint.





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  #2071239 10-Aug-2018 12:34
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Have used datalab too - they had the added challenge of getting a trucrypted file off and still managed to deliver - but expect to pay way beyond the value of the physical HDD - if the data is worth it, which in my case it was, then worth spending the money for it.


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  #2071617 11-Aug-2018 09:05
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kapitikarl:

 

Have used datalab too - they had the added challenge of getting a trucrypted file off and still managed to deliver - but expect to pay way beyond the value of the physical HDD - if the data is worth it, which in my case it was, then worth spending the money for it.

 

 

Yep, worst one I've been involved with giving them was a VMFS partition on a RAID0 array that contained amongst other things a VM which was the solitary Domain Controller for a business, and wasn't backed up anywhere... They didn't even blink, recovered everything much to the relief of the business owners. 





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