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On Monday 12 January 2004 12:10, Christian van den Bosch wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Peter Aherne wrote:
> > Anyone here have any experience of having to retreive data of a dead
> > disk? The disk suddenly stopped being detected and seems dead as a
> > doornail. Is there any local companies that do data recovery of this
> > sort?
Used http://www.datexeurope.com/ once. They do have a contact no. for Ireland
(see link) but the drive gets sent to france. They will charge you for a
diagnosis ( ~150 EUR IIRC) and (if it is possible) for the recovery.
Christian is spot-on about the price -- ~ EUR 1,000+ depending on what is
actually wrong with the drive.
And on a related note, I have a terminally ill drive with some semi-important
data on it. It nearly works enough to boot an OS sometimes so I'm hopeful of
being able to get that data off it (via knoppix or some such) - I've heard
that putting the drive in a freezer for a while can help or is that an urban
myth? Any ideas or suggestions appreciated.
>> Local, no. UK, yes. Astonishingly expensive.
>> If you have another disk that's the same, you *might* get somewhere by
> swapping the logic boards. Back up the other disk first!!! and this *will*
> invalidate warranties on both.
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