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Old 11-01-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hey I gotta an old hard drive that burned out on me and I'd like to find a company who can get the data off for cheap. You see all I need done is to have the motor replaced in a dust free enviroment and then it can be booted up and have an image of the drive taken off. Is there anyone that charges fairly for this job? Most data recovery places that can do the hard and meticulous kind of recovery will just charge the same amount of money for this easy process. The lowest general price I could find was in the four hundereds but that is still way overpriced. Does anyone have any references for me. It would greatly greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:21 PM   #2
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theres a company in california that does it for like 1000 dollars.
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:27 PM   #3
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Yeah but I'm asking if anyone knows of someone who charges fairly. That is the common price but it is still outrageous for replacing a motor.
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$400-http://www.gillware.com/?campaign=googleOptGen

$500-http://www.cdrdatarecovery.com/?gclid=CMDAqNyAp4gCFQTpPgodpQ196g
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:26 PM   #5
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you can try to recover it yourself with something like bartPE http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
i use it for corrupt hard drives all the time and best of all its free. also good for cleaning viruses.you can burn the files to cd's or copy them to another drive. just a suggestion.
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so how is the hdd not working anymore? Doesn't boot up or crasher? U could try one neat trick I used just a few days ago when my hdd started giving me problems and wouldn't boot.
Take the hdd out and put it in a freezer. Leave it there so that it's nicely frozen (I left it for maybe 30 mins) and take it out and plug it into the pc and try booting. Worked fine for me.
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:19 AM   #7
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I tihk he's saying it won't spin up. Yeah that sucks, sorry to hear it man. Cheap $3 motor goes out and you've lost tons of files, I feel for you. I got the click of death on my 200GB drive pretty recently.
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Hey I gotta an old hard drive that burned out on me and I'd like to find a company who can get the data off for cheap. You see all I need done is to have the motor replaced in a dust free enviroment and then it can be booted up and have an image of the drive taken off. Is there anyone that charges fairly for this job? Most data recovery places that can do the hard and meticulous kind of recovery will just charge the same amount of money for this easy process. The lowest general price I could find was in the four hundereds but that is still way overpriced. Does anyone have any references for me. It would greatly greatly appreciated.
If your getting a motor recovery for $400 consider yourself lucky, thats the cheapest price I have ever seen.
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I agree i've heard of estimates from customers ranging in the thousands easily.
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