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Old 01-19-2016, 10:29 PM
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Default Hard drive recovery?

I had my HD crash about 6 years ago, and at that time, the techs that diagnosed my dead PC, said that it would be EXTREMELY expensive to recover everything on it. And they weren't even sure who could do it. I still have that old hard drive, and I'm curious with technology advancements, wether it has become easier to retreive this "imprisoned" data. Any ideas?
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:45 AM
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Depends on what happened. I am sure something is recoverable, a bit dragging company would be the best and most expensive. If the drive will power up, shadow recovery software will work, there are plenty of free and cheap options out there. Without knowing what happened, if it was software related, a hardware failure, virus there is no way to know for sure what method to go with. There are also some companies that will look at the drive for free and tell you if something is recoverable, and then charge you for the amount of data recovered. If you have any more details, it would help. Also, back ups are CHEAP. They are cheaper today than they were when your drive crashed, no excuse not to have back ups, as I type from one of my computers that doesn't have a back up.... but I run 4 laptops and 6 workstations for business purposes. All the important computers have back ups. I just use this thing for surfing and ordering stuff.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:33 AM
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PM Duffy.yyz , he had posted a while back about doing PC repair/cleanups. He may be able to help you

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Old 01-26-2016, 11:29 AM
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What type of data are you looking into retrieving?
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Duffy.yyz View Post
What type of data are you looking into retrieving?
Honestly, I don't even remember what all is on there. Nothing crutial that would "require" retreiving, that's for sure. The HD crashed in the fall of '09. Probably a few family photos, maybe spreadsheets with info on some of my old hobbies. Probably music files etc.
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