They should be able to recover the data girl, I've heard of people pulling data from HD's that have been under water, through house fires, etc.
Thanks. I just don't know where to go to get this done. The product support told me to go to Best Buy, but I heard their repair service sucks.
mmm You might try a google search to look for a local place, otherwise you could always ship it off. Haven't dealt with BB on it, but they do strike as fuck-ups.
Am considering this place
as it seems nowhere local is equiped for this sort of thing. I am hoping a friend of mine who studied electronic engineering may be able to help before I shell out a load of cash.
Sounds like a plan, I think these are the dudes who did a presentation at the Mac show a few years ago. That had some comp's that were F'ed up and still retrieved data. Yeah, cash is the real issue might be pricey.
p.s. I appreciate your comments, as it is the only thing keeping me sane right now.
No worries girlie, good thing I'm feeling al chatty today. ;) So what's the deal, upset by the computer thing or something else?
Yeah, this digital disaster is really fucking with me. I keep all my data on external drives as my internal are just small, so EVERYTHING is on this drive. I am doing my best to get over the loss but it really bleeding sucks.
I found a second company that has an office in Canada that I could send it to, but they won't provide a quote until I send the drive in. Data Recovery Labs has quoted me about $200 but I'll have to ship it to Ohio. The *only* reason I am even considering http://www.salvagedatarecovery.com
is because I won't have to deal with Customs and it is within driving distance if need be. DRL claims to have done work for NASA and the US Government and all kinds of impressive shizz, so if anyone can do it, they should be able to.
I see. *inclines* eeee! I take it you didn't back up. Oy vey. :/
Sweet, sounds like either way you'll get it taken care of. Customs usually isn't so much of a pain, but I've only seen the shipping out, not the reciept.
Well, I didn't really expect this to happen. I always trusted external media over internal, but now I'll have to re-evaluate the way I store things. Or just become less attached to digital media. Hard copies are the way to go!
I gotcha. You may want to back up some data to DVD's I think they hold like 4gb each. :D
I don't have a DVD burner. :( But, I agree. If I get my data back, I'll be making at least a CD backup.
Or, like I said, become less reliant on digital media...
Edited at 2010-03-23 10:21 pm (UTC)
mmm They have some high cap flash drives now too, much more stable than a standard HD.
Yeah. Something to think about.
To be sure, I'm going to get a solid state drive on my next Mac. SSD's are built on the same tech as flash drives and 20% faster, but they are pricey.
No worries. :)
Yeah, I have been thinking about those as well. I know they are expensive, but with the advances in technology these day, by the time I get around to buying one, they should be fairly affordable.
I was thinking along those lines as well, or least I can get more cap for the same $$$ if I wait.
I really know nothing about computers I just wanted to say i'm sorry to hear that that must effing suck
Gizmo didn't knock it down, did he?
Nope, it was the first night he was over, so he was still anti-social. He didn't come anywhere near the computer.