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karinchi

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When your hard drive fails...would you spend $500-$2500 just to recover it?
o___o just curious!
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Macboatmaster

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I caanot understand the real meaning of your question.
Surely, it depends on the value of the data on the drive - does it not.
If it has failed insofar as relates to the read/write head and NO METHOD other than the professional recovery is possible and the data is business related that has worth beyond valuation to the owner, then ANY spend is worthwhile.

Of course the question would have to be asked - WHERE was the backup.

As you have posted in the Discussion Off Topic forum - I presume there is a hidden meaning to the question.
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I had a hard drive fail on me about, oh say 9 years ago now. I am still saving in the hope that professional data recovery will be able to get our data. It was not long after that I moved into IT much more seriously! :)

If it cost me $2500 but the data came back, it would be worth it for me. I just don't seem to be able to get the money!
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I wouldn't, but then again, I have multiple backups of what I need. The only thing I don't have is my 6TB unRAID server backed up offsite, but it does maintain parity, so I have some redundancy.

A friend of mine works at a bowling alley where their server HDD bit the bullet. They had no backups and ended up having to send out the HDD for recovery. I guess they had no way to recreate the data. If I remember correctly, the recovery was just about $4,000. :yes:

If that doesn't make you want to take the 10 minutes to back up your stuff, I don't know what will. :)
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Having your hard drive fail & losing everything sucks. Here's some food for thought. IF you didn't (which it seems like you did not) back up your stuff, why not spend $60-$200 (depending on the size) on a External Hard Drive or for some kind of backup instead of now you lost everything and will have to spend WAY MORE if you wanna recover that stuff?
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