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There are other places online that will do it for the $600-700 dollar range, not sure on their reputation. I mentioned seagate as i've known several people that have had excellent results from them. Software based recovery (corrupted partition etc) is significantly cheaper, the software to do it only costs in the $50-100 range.
I agree that software recovery is a lot cheaper, unfortunately it isn't an option in this case. As far as the price, I believe that 1500.00 or so is about right. Keep in mind though that Ontrack is considered the industry leader in data recovery which means premium pricing. Another outfit may be cheaper, but I can't of course guarantee the results.
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Software based recovery (corrupted partition etc) is significantly cheaper, the software to do it only costs in the $50-100 range.
Buck, I've done this a few times using an application called, "Media Tools" by Recoversoft. The app isn't cheap and it wasn't 100% effective but it did recover some data.

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Then you wasted money on the other drive!
Corry, that's true if the drive was brand new or used(workding of course) but if one were to purchase a failed/damaged drive then perhaps the PCB could be salvaged
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did you plug it in while the system was running?

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Lol in english would help alot.
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Okay I need to clarify just what happened System on, Posted, Windows going. Three sets of dual cold cathode lights off. Turned on set one of cold cathodes. Let there be light and there was light. Turned on Set 2 More light. hit the last switch cold cathode set 3 and there was light then power off. reset the PSU. Turned off all cold cathodes. Nothing. Nothing would come on. Started unplugging stuff. Finally I unplugged the sata power connection to my F Drive and everything came on. System posted no problems.
then replugged drive f back and PSU refused to power on. Unplugged drive f again and power up, post and windows. Thats exactly what happened and since 969 people have read this post I was wondering about how to get drive f info off of drive f
    
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Okay I need to clarify just what happened System on, Posted, Windows going. Three sets of dual cold cathode lights off. Turned on set one of cold cathodes. Let there be light and there was light. Turned on Set 2 More light. hit the last switch cold cathode set 3 and there was light then power off. reset the PSU. Turned off all cold cathodes. Nothing. Nothing would come on. Started unplugging stuff. Finally I unplugged the sata power connection to my F Drive and everything came on. System posted no problems.
then replugged drive f back and PSU refused to power on. Unplugged drive f again and power up, post and windows. Thats exactly what happened and since 969 people have read this post I was wondering about how to get drive f info off of drive f
Enigma8750, f you unplug all of the CC lights does the rest of your drives show up? Almost sounds like your PSU is having troubles handling the load from the cold cathode lights with the combination of your drives. Which one of your drives is "F"? If you have an external hard drive enclosure then you could easily recover the files that way.

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im pretty sure your data is toast. there are some places that offer data recovery, but that is very expensive and is mainly used by corporations and such to recover important files.

id say write it off as a loss, and a lesson learned.
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im pretty sure your data is toast. there are some places that offer data recovery, but that is very expensive and is mainly used by corporations and such to recover important files.

id say write it off as a loss, and a lesson learned.
Mnishimura00, it still wouldn't hurt to throw it in an enclosure to see if anything comes up.

Enigma8750, If the controller board is the only thing that took the hit then that could also be easily replaced. Of course you would have to find the same drive, purchase it ect. I guess it depends on how important the data is

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My Brother is a chopper pilot in the war and I had some seldom seen footage on it. hated to loose it. And about several hours of music in 256 bit format. As well as all my back up installs.
As another answer to your question my F Drive was a Seagate 500 gb caviar 16 mb cashe.

As an answer to the other question. I did try hooking up the drive to my test PSU and the PSU did the exact same thing as the one that I replace in my original machine in question.
    
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