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Standard User DRW
(committed) Sun 28-Aug-11 21:02:59
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Hard drive data recovery companies


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A colleague has had a hard drive go into click mode and fail to boot the Mac book - unfortunately he does not have a recent back up and needs to get to the data on the apparently dead drive. If he cannot do a Target Mode boot to access the data from another machine can you recommend a data recovery company - preferably in the UK

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Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 07-Sep-11 20:44:58
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Re: Hard drive data recovery companies


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I've never used them personally, so not a recommendation, exactly.

But I remembered of old that "Vogon" were a big name in the field of data recovery.

A couple of moments Googling shows they've since merged with Kroll Ontrack. Link

It's got a facility to get a quote.
Standard User DRW
(committed) Thu 08-Sep-11 11:05:23
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Thanks
My colleague asked at an Apple shop and they suggested a company
I do not know tha name of the company


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(Unregistered)Thu 08-Sep-11 11:10:58
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Be careful, booting the computer is only going to cause more damage if the hard drive is clicking, and it is highly unlikely target disk mode is going to work if the HDD has failed.

Professional data recovery isn't a sure thing, and the cost can run into hundreds or even thousands. Be careful who you choose to do it, as it is very easy for the data to be damaged more.

E.g, just connecting the drive to another computer as a secondary drive and trying to copy data could well destroy the lot.
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