[buug] Hard Disk Data Recovery Recommendations?
bferrell at baywinds.org
Thu Jun 10 21:09:40 PDT 2004
Have you considered trying to access the drive under linux? I've found
I can sometimes get in that way. I seem to recall a freshmeat project a
few weeks back for reading damaged drives.
Brian Sobolak wrote:
> Nick Sophinos said:
>>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
>>Berkeley. Once I take a look at it and verify that the hard disk really
>>toast, does anyone have a reccomendation as to where to bring it to? If
>>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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