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Failed hard drive
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:57:10 AM »

This is not a question about qBittorent but a general enquiry, hope this is acceptable.

Does anyone know of a good reliable company that could try and recover data from a failed WD 4tb external hard drive. I have had three companies look at it and they all initially said that they could recover the data but get the impression that once they saw that it was mainly downloaded data (mailnly MP3 files) they all seem to back away. The drive in question was just knocked over, it was not dropped or anything more serious.

Many thanks in advance, if this posting breaks any qBittorrent forum rules please accept my apologies and delete it.


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Re: Failed hard drive
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 09:39:48 PM »
I think they seeing that it's just mp3's sees it as trivial data, and you having to pay good money to recover trivial data doesn't make sense. Then there is probably legal reasoning behind it too. But if it is just downloaded mp3's why wouldn't you "just" redownload them rather than paying (usually exorbitantly high) amounts of money to recover.


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Re: Failed hard drive
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 03:43:19 PM »
Hell! You could probably buy ALL the CDs for less than what the recovery costs would be.
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Re: Failed hard drive
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 02:39:14 PM »
Recovery in this country is around 1500 USD + 800 USD for initial test/check. This is a lower limit, it's usually higher than this.
Just use BackBlaze or Crashplan next time.

Much cheaper than data recovery.
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