Thread: Broken Drive
August 4th, 2011, 03:58 AM #1
Today, I was working on a machine. I took the hard drive out to test it in a different box. I had it sitting on my desk, and I was nailing something on the wall and accidently dropped a hammer onto it breaking a couple chips off of the board. I know that was a stupid idiotic mistake.
So the board is toast. I attempted to switch boards with the same model drive, but bios wouldn't pick it up. It spun up and clicked like all drives normally do.
Is there somewhere I can send this drive to have the data recovered off of it? I'd really like to have it back...
preferably somewhere that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg
August 4th, 2011, 04:58 AM #2
Should we take it that you didn't/don't have a backup for whatever was on there, or wasn't this important data..?
This actually reminds me of a discussion that we had at my work, were a customer said that they had backups and gave us the go-ahead to syswipe their storage (which, for good measure, we did twice) before they came back and advised that they didn't have a backup after all......
i365, A seagate company, has data recovery services.
I've seen Ontrack do impressive things.
I haven't used any of these myself, as I have a proven backup strategy and also (multiple, off-site) DR replication for my schtuffs - important and otherwise....
August 4th, 2011, 09:08 AM #3
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Yes, I agree. There's nothing like a backup and with the low cost of even terabyte USB drives you can easily image a whole drive before beginning work.
Those recovery places can do wonders, but it has to be precious data because it isn't cheap.
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