[buug] Hard Disk Data Recovery Recommendations?

Brian Sobolak brian at planetshwoop.com
Thu Jun 10 08:49:31 PDT 2004

Nick Sophinos said:
> Hello Everyone,
> A neighbor of mine came to me yesterday and told me that her hard drive is
> physically trashed and was considering going to Best Buy for data recovery
> services.  I suspect that there must be a better alternative around here
> in
> Berkeley.  Once I take a look at it and verify that the hard disk really
> is
> toast, does anyone have a reccomendation as to where to bring it to?  If
> it
> matters, she probably has Windows XP for the OS.

Last time this happened to me, I took it to a place in San Leandro.  I
found it in the back of one of those free computer newspapers often found
on the streets.  You should know however that it is *not cheap*.  This was
1998 (or so) and it was a 1GB drive - cost me $900.

Hopefully prices have come down, but still, I doubt it will be cheap.

That was the most expensive term paper ever,


Brian Sobolak

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