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Alright, I work for my dad, and recently, one of his computers took a dive. This particular computer had the database with all our customers and information in it - quite important, as you can imagine. I tried, unsuccessfully, to get the file off the hard drive, but I now believe that the drive is dead, since it's not being recognized as a slave on any PC that I've tried. So, now, we're looking for a business that specializes in data recovery. We want someone that does a good job and doesn't charge a huge fortune to do so. Does anyone have any experience with one of these companies or have any recommendations for us?
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No RAID1 or backups for your customer DB?

No matter what, data recovery is going to be quite expensive ($500+). Tomshardware had an article on it: http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/02/14/raid_recovery/
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yeah backup would be nice at this point huh?

Hindsight is always 20/20 my friend!

If it is this important, then it is well worth over $1000.00 to have it recovered IMO


on edit: where are you located???...I might have someone local to do it (forgot you were in Mi)
    
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No RAID1 or backups for your customer DB?

No matter what, data recovery is going to be quite expensive ($500+). Tomshardware had an article on it: http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/02/14/raid_recovery/
This was a $400 eMachines 2 years ago with a 40GB Seagate IDE... backups would have been a good idea, but it simply was not at the top of the list. This is a very... low-computer-requirement business. I will be encouraging RAID 1 in the replacement for the dead computer, though.

Best Buy has a service for $200, I'm gonna take a look at it and see what they can do. Dead hard drives are beyond my abilities.


Edit: The business is located in Okemos, MI. Near MSU's campus.
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lemme talk to the guy, hes a good friend of mine that recovered one of my disks after a "foot.exe" action was implemented, killed the whole damn hard drive
    
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This was a $400 eMachines 2 years ago with a 40GB Seagate IDE... backups would have been a good idea, but it simply was not at the top of the list. This is a very... low-computer-requirement business. I will be encouraging RAID 1 in the replacement for the dead computer, though.

Best Buy has a service for $200, I'm gonna take a look at it and see what they can do. Dead hard drives are beyond my abilities.


Edit: The business is located in Okemos, MI. Near MSU's campus.
Geek Squad... hmmmmm....

Does the drive still spin? Is there any scratching or grinding noises? It might just be a burnt out controller. That is "easy" to fix by replacing the PCB with an identical one.
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Geek Squad... hmmmmm....

Does the drive still spin? Is there any scratching or grinding noises? It might just be a burnt out controller. That is "easy" to fix by replacing the PCB with an identical one.
As far as I can tell, nothing happens at all.
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just talked to him....sorry he cant do it. Said hes slammed right now and cannot take on anymore work.
    
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just talked to him....sorry he cant do it. Said hes slammed right now and cannot take on anymore work.
No problem, thanks for asking.


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As far as I can tell, nothing happens at all.
It doesn't spin up at all? Dead motor possibally.... need to open up the HD in clean room and replace
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