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Old 2009-05-23, 09:15 AM
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standard pricing for professional data recovery:
single drive: $1500'ish
RAID5: $5000'ish

there are only a handful of data recovery centers in N. America.
It's true, the cost is outrageous...
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Old 2009-05-23, 12:54 PM
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Re: Recommend a Hard Drive please?

Thanks everyone for your answers.

Does anyone know about LaCie external hard drives? Are they reliable?
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Old 2009-05-23, 01:42 PM
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Thanks everyone for your answers.

Does anyone know about LaCie external hard drives? Are they reliable?

I've had 2 of the Porsche 250GB before I upgraded...never a problem after about 3 years and sold em to a guy who has had no issue either.
I think any of the major brands would be comparable, depends on the deal you can score.

Thanks Wolf for the quotes...ouch, indeedio.
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Old 2009-05-24, 12:49 AM
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Re: Recommend a Hard Drive please?

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[basically he ripped me off, as he charged me 3 hundred for file recovery and 100 to install windows

All my files were still intact and all that was needed was to hook up the drive to a functional computer which fixed the problem which was a missing NT header or something like that.

But you didn't know that and he did.
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Old 2009-05-24, 12:04 PM
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Re: Recommend a Hard Drive please?

That doesn't make it right. That's like a mechanic charging you to overhaul the engine when the spark plugs are dirty. That is illegal.

The costs for recovery noted here are way out of line from what I have seen. About 5 times over.
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Old 2009-05-24, 12:45 PM
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The costs for recovery noted here are way out of line from what I have seen. About 5 times over.
*sigh* I can assure you those $$$$ are very dead-balls-on accurate.

http://ocdatarecovery.com/pricing.shtml <-average joe
http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com.s...ecovery-quote/ <-joe pro

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Old 2009-05-24, 01:06 PM
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But you didn't know that and he did.
no no james, he told me that it would take his computer like 30 hours to recover all my files when all it really took him 2 minutes because my files didnt need to be recovered at all. thats why he ripped me off
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Old 2009-05-24, 02:14 PM
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Re: Recommend a Hard Drive please?

I still say if he named a price and you agreed he's in the clear. Not a nice guy, but a good businessman.
You got someting for your money... knowledge.
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Old 2009-05-24, 04:08 PM
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I still say if he named a price and you agreed he's in the clear. Not a nice guy, but a good businessman.
You got someting for your money... knowledge.
so he made a good deal at 400 bucks and did nothing and I found out on my own what needed to be done. he played me for a sucker all he had to do is reinstall windows! he knew that and at 100 bucks its still steep but not a rip off but he specifically played on my fear of loosing the files thats not good bussiness thats rotten business.


If i were a vindictive person I would talk shit about him a post his name every where to ruin his rep as a viable repair service but I dont I just posted this story cause it reminded me of how I felt when I thought my zep collection was gone .
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Old 2009-05-24, 10:03 PM
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Have you ever driven at Monaco? That's a good hard drive.
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Old 2009-05-24, 10:32 PM
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Have you ever driven at Monaco? That's a good hard drive.
somebody slap chim chim for me ! will ya
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Old 2009-05-25, 05:35 AM
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Re: Recommend a Hard Drive please?

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Have you ever driven at Monaco? That's a good hard drive.
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Old 2009-05-26, 11:33 AM
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The costs for recovery noted here are way out of line from what I have seen. About 5 times over.
turns out this was misinformation. The numbers quoted before are accurate.
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