[TriLUG] Data Recovery
james_cook at mindspring.com
Fri Dec 11 20:25:16 EST 2009
I actually had a good experience with Warp Computers on Capital Blvd. They weren't quick - claimed that a lot of work had come in. I thought the disk was dead but they managed to get everything off it and onto a new one. It ended up that I only paid for the new disk (and the install of course) and as far as I could tell, everything was there. The machine, however, could see the disk when I took it in. The SMART test <?> however failed and nothing I could do would get the machine up.
On Dec 8, 2009, at 12:34 PM, mgmonza wrote:
> Eddie Field wrote:
>> Would anyone know of a good company here in town (or even "shade-tree"
>> mechanic) with experience with data recovery? My laptop hard drive crashed
>> and my backups are corrupt. Its not seeing the drive at all even using data
>> recovery software. It sounds like I'm going to have to put the platters in
>> a working drive. Any advise/direction/prayers would be appreciated!
>> ~Eddie Field
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> I had very good luck with this TriLug recommendation when my work T41's motherboard went south:
> They recovered all the non-system data, and put the recovered hard drive in its own jacket with a USB plug in. Easy data access and very inexpensive too.
> One caveat: almost none of the system files on the Windows NT drive were recovered. I believe that was a matter of policy, since M$ goes to great lengths to make this difficult. You may want to make sure they can and will restore system files as well.
> The location I went to is actually in Cary on Cary Parkway, don't know if there is one in Raleigh proper as well. --
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