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    Local data recovery

    Does anyone have a local source for data recovery.
    I have 2 drives from a Raid 1 setup that I need the data from and I believe both have mechanical failures.
    TIA

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    I used these guys last year and they were AMAZING.

    https://www.300dollardatarecovery.com/

    they are in California but they ship back very quick. They communicate at every step and will evaluate before you pay them. I tried a few places here locally and didn't feel comfortable with any of them. They recovered 99.5% of my drive that had a complete failure.

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      #3
      If that's all they actually charge, then it's a gift if it works out in the end. Many companies charge with no guarantee of retrieving anything. Definitely not an easy task. Many tricks to that trade. $300 is a huge bargain.

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        #4
        Originally posted by bigbore44 View Post
        If that's all they actually charge, then it's a gift if it works out in the end. Many companies charge with no guarantee of retrieving anything. Definitely not an easy task. Many tricks to that trade. $300 is a huge bargain.
        Oh it works and that’s what they charged. I was desperate and would have paid three times as much. My hard drive had a complete failure and unbeknownst to me my backups had been failing as well. I was in a cold sweat for days. I contacted them, filled out their assessment form where they give you a free assessment of their projected success, cost and timeframe and I shipped them the drive. I had it back inside of a week with 99.5% of the data recovered. After the birth of my three children, that was probably one of the happiest days of my life.

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          #5
          Originally posted by HyFiveGuns View Post

          Oh it works and that’s what they charged. I was desperate and would have paid three times as much. My hard drive had a complete failure and unbeknownst to me my backups had been failing as well. I was in a cold sweat for days. I contacted them, filled out their assessment form where they give you a free assessment of their projected success, cost and timeframe and I shipped them the drive. I had it back inside of a week with 99.5% of the data recovered. After the birth of my three children, that was probably one of the happiest days of my life.
          Not many things to make a man cry in life, but really important data loss(or data discovery in some cases lmao!), is one of them. With drives so cheap these days, I always recommend not one, but two sources of backup, with preferably one kept off-site. Business data, family photo history, honeymoon trip pictures, take your pick. Shitting a pickle at the bare minimum. Glad it worked out for you.

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            #6
            Do you trust a stranger to keep confidential all your info? I'm not even talking about porn. I mean passwords, email contacts etc browsing firearm related or political sites.
            Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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              #7
              Originally posted by HyFiveGuns View Post

              Oh it works and that’s what they charged. I was desperate and would have paid three times as much. My hard drive had a complete failure and unbeknownst to me my backups had been failing as well. I was in a cold sweat for days. I contacted them, filled out their assessment form where they give you a free assessment of their projected success, cost and timeframe and I shipped them the drive. I had it back inside of a week with 99.5% of the data recovered. After the birth of my three children, that was probably one of the happiest days of my life.
              Thanks, I am pretty much in your boat. I will take a look at them fir sure, only other recommendations are 4 times that. I was hoping to go local or part of the club if possible to eliminate shipping issues etc but I can ship.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post
                Do you trust a stranger to keep confidential all your info? I'm not even talking about porn. I mean passwords, email contacts etc browsing firearm related or political sites.
                In my case none of that type data is on the drives unless 90s death metal counts. 😁

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post
                  Do you trust a stranger to keep confidential all your info? I'm not even talking about porn. I mean passwords, email contacts etc browsing firearm related or political sites.
                  that certainly was a concern of mine, but what choice did I really have. I needed my stuff. I exhausted all of the means I had to try to recover it on my own. The drive was dead. I really had no choice. I had to hope that a company like this wouldn’t be in business very long if they were compromising their customers data.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by HyFiveGuns View Post

                    that certainly was a concern of mine, but what choice did I really have. I needed my stuff. I exhausted all of the means I had to try to recover it on my own. The drive was dead. I really had no choice. I had to hope that a company like this wouldn’t be in business very long if they were compromising their customers data.
                    True. You had no choice. But trust is earned. Google and so many others are selling our info on a regular basis.

                    You said the HD had a mechanical failure.... indicating a HDD rather than a SSD. I'm thinking of ponying up for the SSD on my next computer.
                    Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

                      True. You had no choice. But trust is earned. Google and so many others are selling our info on a regular basis.

                      You said the HD had a mechanical failure.... indicating a HDD rather than a SSD. I'm thinking of ponying up for the SSD on my next computer.
                      SSDs are better and you will see a significant performance improvement, even if you upgraded your current computer. They do still have failures however and when they do, they are unrecoverable 99% of the time.

                      Backup....Backup....Backup to another drive which gets moved off site or these days you are better off going to the cloud.
                      Ben

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