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Friend has a problem: HDD Recovery Help/Advice

W2hCYK

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My friend wants me to ask this for you guys. He had me post about his hard drive before, and he still hasnt fixed it.


Ryan said:
I recently had an external HDD Drive that broke. So I ran though the tedius process. I took it out, tried IDE. Nothing. I googled for information and software. The software failed to make a long story short, and I don't wish to try others and possibly corrupt anymore data. I believe the problem to be physical at this point.

Now i have two questions...

I need help, I do not currently have the cash to send it in as of now (I'm 16 and unempolyed) So that being said, I have no clue where to send it in. I've seen sites, and I relize it's going to be very expensive, but I have alot of photos and I lost the backup, so I'm in a rough situation. I plan to get the drive back someday but am in no hurry.

OK, if anyone knows, what is THE best HDD recovery company out there? Then I would like to know the best HDD recovery for my money. I also am looking for privacy and knowing my HDD is in good hands

Which then brings me to my next question:
I know by plugging the drive in i'm risking losing more data, so I won't, but do you think leaving it for a long period of time will do damage?

It would be of great help, you have no idea, Thanks!
 

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leaving it alone will do no more damage.
and pitty to tell you that even data-recovering professionals will NOT secure you a sure-satisfaction.
 

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If software still sees the drive you could try GetDataBack, works very well and doesn't write to the disk. So it can't damage anything.
 

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he says:

Ryan said:
I tried "GetDataBack" and at this point just plugging it in I feel may do unwanted damage, I just posted looking for a company, I relize no guarentees, but I'm looking for a company that you recommend, because they are many out there and I don't know the most reliable out there