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Old 11-04-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Triad, NC
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I'm seeking recommendations for a reliable and reasonably priced place in the Triad area to take an external hard drive that has come down with a serious case of the dreaded click of death. I have about 400GB of data to recover from it, but I'm not about to spend more than a couple hundred bucks to get it (some have actually quoted an estimate of $1500!!!).
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Check with Intrex Computers in Greensboro, I know they do data recovery, but I'm not sure to what extent
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Rexburg, ID
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Put the HD in the freezer for 24 hours, then hook it up (quickly) and pull your data off of it. This works 8 out of 10 times.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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This really is not that hard, you can purchase a USB Universal Drive Adapter for less than $150. It's just time consuming.

Of course this also depends on the level of damage. If you are just backing up because you know it's about to go bad then it won't be long but if the hdd is unreadable then it might require more work.

If this is for business purposes $1500 might be a reasonable charge. How much is your data worth?
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Triad, NC
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The drive adapter is not a solution to this problem. It will have no effect.

I tried freezing it, and this also has not worked.

All data are able to be re-created, so the only "value" involved is that of time to re-create the data. I'd estimate that value around $200.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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I sent you a PM
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:15 AM
 
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Please, if you found a good place let me know. I just had an external 500gb crash and really need someone local who is not ridiculously expensive. Thank you..I am heartbroken by this.
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