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Re: [vox-tech] Data Recovery



Mark, 

thanks for the suggestions, but I am not optimistic about a software
solution. The drive is an IBM Travelstar (now Hitachi) which my search led
me to find is a very common laptop drive, and known for this problem.
Apparently the head crashes intermittently into the platter(s) for a while
(it sounds like it is writing for 1-2 seconds), until _all_ it does is
crash. My drive is at the point where it clicks and grunts, and would
continue to do so if I did not power off (by removing the battery). The
service guys were _very_ familiar with the drive and the problem and
suggested not turning the power on any more since more head crashes are
likely to lead to data loss. Not very encouraging.

-- Larry

At 12:42 AM 5/29/03 -0700, you wrote:
>You should always feel free to look into professional services, but, out
>of curiosity, what do you mean by "crashed"?  Did you dunk it in water,
>hit it with a sledge hammer, put it in fire, etc?  If not, it may still be
>recoverable via software by much cheaper techniques.  I think the
>professional guys also charge by number of files or size of data they
>recover, not by hard drive count.
>
>Again, you should always feel free to look into professional services, but
>I thought I'd give you some heads up so you know some of your options in
>case you weren't aware already...
>
>-Mark
>
>
>On Wed, 28 May 2003, Larry Ozeran wrote:
>
>> I hope this topic is appropriate to this forum since it is not Linux
specific.
>>
>> I must sheepishly admit that my backup procedures have been inadequate and
>> my laptop hard disk has crashed. 8-(
>>
>> Does anyone have experience with any data recovery services locally (or
>> elsewhere). My search has only found one in Placerville and one in Irvine
>> and the rest out of state. They are not inexpensive and from those Data
>> Recovery companies with whom I have spoken, I gather that if the first
>> service can't get the data, it may be lost forever. I have not been able to
>> find any reviews of services, so any (favorable) personal experiences would
>> be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Larry
>>
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>>
>
>-- 
>Mark K. Kim
>http://www.cbreak.org/
>PGP key available upon request.
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