So my Western Digital 750 gb Black hard drive decided to quit a few days ago, more than likely because I was hauling it back from a LAN party. I sent it off to ESS data recovery and here's what they told me:
Medium Details (make / serial number) :
Western Digital /
Recovery Chance* : Excellent (85-100%)
Medium Failure Details :
* Disk Head Failure
* Rotational Scoring Present (slight)
* Signs of Physical Shock
Evaluated Cost :
$1590.00 - 10% = $1431.00
(7-10 business days turnaround)
Unfortunately, 1400 is a wee bit out of my price range. Does anyone have any recommendations on cheaper companies to use? Possibly a company that would just repair it so I can get the data myself? The drive has about 200 - 250 gb of data.
Thanks for any help that is offered.
Fixing a drive is expensive. You need a clean room and some pretty delicate tools. Uncle Lenny with a router in his garage can't do this
The issue is that a company will almost never give you a quote without checking on the drive first, so you'd have to send it out to them, so it's hard to say what one will charge before they look at it.