I taught my nephew (6yr old) how to take apart a hdd. Well he decided to take apart my hdd with all my family photos. He put several dents, pings, and even bent one platter in half. Is there a company that can recover the data? Please help.
First of all you never take a Hdd apart, it has been made in a clean room environment.
Even a slight bit of dust can render the drive completely unworkable.
What were you thinking, giving it to a six year old.
I am afraid you have learned a valuable lesson of the lack of your own insight.
Its is likely the drive cannot even be recovered by any company who offers a service since
the platters are completely trashed.
Thats like teaching a child how to defeat the child proofing on a lighter then complaining when your house is burnt down. However it is impressive that a 6yr old could break into a HDD. You are pretty much screwed, just start taking new family photos and keep the HDD that their on away from your nephew.