Well my laptop hard drive has died, I've sent it to a data recovery lab as it has holiday photos and my nephews photos and videos since he was born. They've diagnosed it as a fried PCB which would make sense as it was plugged into a foreign socket and seemed to be having problems with the power / battery for a while.
They've quoted £495 + vat, so around £600 to recover the data. I really want this stuff back and I am willing to pay it, but I was just wondering if anyone could recommend any other companies? Just seems a good idea to shop around provided the quality is the same.
Well I'm thinking as this stuff is fairly important to me, I'm not going to try and do a dodgy DIY job on it when I've never tried it before or even know where to start.
I would have given more information on the drive, but it's currently still with the data recovery lab and I didn't even check what make / model it was before sending it. According to them the fault is 'Electical failures located throughout the PCB board'.
I wasn't really looking for advice on how to fix this myself as I don't want to risk losing the data completely, I was just wondering if there were any decent recovery services around that may be a little cheaper.