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Old 05-24-2018, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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There's more work involved though. More time spent.
Copy *.jpg d:\backup
OK... now add
Copy *.doc d:\backup
Copy *.xls d:\backup
Copy *.ppt d:\backup
Copy *.mp3 d:\backup
Copy *.wav d:\backup
Copy *.txt d:\backup
Copy *.pdf d:\backup
Copy *.tax d:\backup
and on and on and on

Sorry, agree with upcharge. Still less then HALF of what my friend paid.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: USA
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Or Copy *.* d:\backup
Sorry, just messing around.
I haven't done Powershell or DOS in a while.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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More like xcopy but yea, that's true.
But then you are going to give that entire thing to the end user / consumer? Expect them to cull it down? Nah.. worth the $200 to get a disk full of JUST your files.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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That's actually a great price.
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That's not a bad price but the change in price is a little bit absurd. The difficulty here is being able to transfer the data, not what it is.
I don't think it is a great price, but it's an OK price. $300 would have been a good price, but not a great price. My problem is with the bait and switch. I kind of expected it though. I could be wrong, but I kind of got the feeling that he was jacking up the price and probably getting a commision for it.

Anyway the important thing is that I get my data back.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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There's more work involved though. More time spent.
Copy *.jpg d:\backup
OK... now add
Copy *.doc d:\backup
Copy *.xls d:\backup
Copy *.ppt d:\backup
Copy *.mp3 d:\backup
Copy *.wav d:\backup
Copy *.txt d:\backup
Copy *.pdf d:\backup
Copy *.tax d:\backup
and on and on and on

Sorry, agree with upcharge. Still less then HALF of what my friend paid.
Yeah, thanks. But are they actually going to do all of that? If I could get the computer to recognize it, I would just clone the entire drive onto another hard drive. Push the button and wait an hour or two for the data to transfer. Which is what I expect that they will do. Sure transfering all of the data will take more time, but I don't expect that they will be sitting there watching it the entire time. I suppose there is the additional cost of their machines being tied up for a longer time. But I don't see how that justifies an extra $200.

I actually thought about telling them to just transfer the photos and giving me the drive back. Then hopefully it would be working well enough for me to copy the rest of the data myself. But I thought that might be too risky. At least for the $500 I know I will have all of my data back. Which is worth it.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:59 AM
 
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There's more work involved though. More time spent.
Copy *.jpg d:\backup
OK... now add
Copy *.doc d:\backup
Copy *.xls d:\backup
Copy *.ppt d:\backup
Copy *.mp3 d:\backup
Copy *.wav d:\backup
Copy *.txt d:\backup
Copy *.pdf d:\backup
Copy *.tax d:\backup
and on and on and on

Sorry, agree with upcharge. Still less then HALF of what my friend paid.

If you are doing this constantly there is going to be automated process for it. What might justify an increased price is increased storage and/or if there is specific files/folders outside of the normal scope. If it were me having this done I'd simply have them mirror the drive.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:02 AM
 
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I actually thought about telling them to just transfer the photos and giving me the drive back.

If the drive is non functional the likely scenario is take the platters out and put them in a compatible enclosure. It's unlikely there will be anything to return other than your data.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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If the drive is non functional the likely scenario is take the platters out and put them in a compatible enclosure. It's unlikely there will be anything to return other than your data.
We'll see. I requested everything back.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:30 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
There's more work involved though. More time spent.
Copy *.jpg d:\backup
OK... now add
Copy *.doc d:\backup
Copy *.xls d:\backup
Copy *.ppt d:\backup
Copy *.mp3 d:\backup
Copy *.wav d:\backup
Copy *.txt d:\backup
Copy *.pdf d:\backup
Copy *.tax d:\backup
and on and on and on

Sorry, agree with upcharge. Still less then HALF of what my friend paid.
wouldnt:
cp * /media/win

suffice ?
seems harder to recover pictures only than to just recover everything. thats like picking red m&m's out of a bowl rather than just eating all of them.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Bwahahaha @ M&Ms analogy. Perfect.

Still think $500 is a BARGAIN if the drive is truly dead. As I said a friend paid over $1,000. If it's NOT truly dead, then yea, paid too much.
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