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    Recommend me a DATA Recovery Company

    A member of staff has a well and truly borked HDD from her PC at home and it contains all her data.

    We've tried everything here and it's a job for a specialist data recovery company by the looks of it.

    Who do you use and can recommend?

    She knows it's going to cost an arm and a leg.

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    Have you tried the freezer trick? (i.e put the hdd in a zip lock bag in a freezer for a couple of hours). Sounds mad but I have seen it work.

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    I used Fields Data Recovery - USB, RAID & Hard Disk Drive Repair and Data Recovery four or five years ago and they were fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I used Fields Data Recovery - USB, RAID & Hard Disk Drive Repair and Data Recovery four or five years ago and they were fine.
    Just been looking at their website - thanks for the recommendation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertie_Dellend View Post
    Have you tried the freezer trick? (i.e put the hdd in a zip lock bag in a freezer for a couple of hours). Sounds mad but I have seen it work.
    This has gone beyond that point and it's a take it apart job to get at the platters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    This has gone beyond that point and it's a take it apart job to get at the platters.
    ....should go well with some fish.

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    and microchips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BatchFile View Post
    and microchips?
    Oh dear


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    Fields?? Hell no.. had really bad experience there, trading standards involved (and not only for me) and everything. Fully documented - lost hdd and money. Please contact me directly if you wish.

    See here for original thread.. HDD Recovery Look at the link on that thread to another forums posts for other users opinions on Fields.
    Last edited by Abaddon; 1st March 2011 at 06:02 PM.

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    What drive is it? Not a 702.11 is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Just been looking at their website - thanks for the recommendation!
    Maybe Google their name first and see the complaints made against them? I has my hard drive "lost" just like the previous poster and now I wish I read the scam reports.

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    These people did a good job Data Recovery Hereford- Xytron labs based at Hereford

    Still as you say, not cheap.

    BoX


    {edit}
    Ummmm....

    KBage.. what are your motives on this forum?

    http://www.edugeek.net/search.php?searchid=3586290

    Maybe I misread you, maybe not?
    Last edited by box_l; 6th March 2011 at 10:02 PM.

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