Backups and your disaster plans are cheaper than recovery any day.
-> http://www.drivesavers.com is what we use all the time. However there are no discount places we dare use since we must succeed and some find the discount shop destroys the drive rendering a trip to the usual place a wish that will never come true.
The 1,600 is the right price. We had some medical test results that absolutely had to be saved. (Dumb IT staff) The price was 28,000 and worth every dime.
Hi - I recently had a Seagate HDD go bad and am in desperate need to get my data off of it. I believe that there is a physical problem with the drive and not something like a virus. I attempted to send the drive in for warranty repair, but they would only give me a new drive, and would not guarantee the data. I was told to send it to Seagate's data recovery service first. Well, when I did that and got a quote back from them, I felt like I was being punched in the stomach - $1,600.00. I was expecting less than $500. Can anyone recommend a good recovery service, with reasonable prices? Anything has to be better than $1600. Thanks for the help.
Oh, and back up your data, often. I know I'm going to be when this blows over.