Disaster Strikes: How Is Data Recovered From A Dead Hard Drive?

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Da_Man

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one of my 2tb drive suddenly detected as RAW in my windows 8.1 machine, Luckily i manage to fix it using TestDisk (free) to repair my ntfs partition, and all its fine. only couple file is broken.

so always backup your drive :)
 

feidv

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Thanks a lot great article!.. how much did your 28 man hour did cost you in the end?
 

Quarkzquarkz

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You people should always back up your data, and NEVER cloud data. Yes yes I know backing up data is tedious and takes precious time but you would never have to spend 3000-20k us dollars for recovery.

And besides, in RAID 5 you still lose data? You must have been beyond lazy to not figure out your 1st drive failed before the whole RAID collapsed. Shame on you, and let this be a lesson to the rest of you lazy IT's, TRUST me~ =(
 

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We all learn the backup lesson the hard way. It's in our DNA. Reading between the lines of this article it makes a strong case for SSDs. NO MOVING PARTS. I wish they had quoted some numbers on the average price to recover a single SSD vs a single HDD.
 

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I do have critical data in 3 different drives, one is isolated and only gets connected for BUs, but I lost a year of information during back ups 2 times, years ago. This year however I am very close to add a second 2 tb to BU my 2 tb drive that is about 3 years old.
 

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Definitely an interesting read. I wonder what's been the weirdest, most embarassing, etc. data they've come across and recovered...
 

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How do you click the images to view it in hi res? Everytime I click the image it either navigates forward or back on the slideshow. I'm using Google Chrome, if that makes a difference.
 
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Lost Terrabytes of treasured data?
Been there; done that. almost got arrested and had my life turned upside down. Frustration can be heard three blocks away. :)
Thats putting it mildly.
SSD is the way forward; with RAID clone.
 

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"Especially if you click on this image to view its higher-resolution version"

Uh ... oh ... toms trolling me ?
 

inchis

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when I was working for www.inchis.com the server hard drive crashed and I tried so many methods, couldn't get it to work or get the data out. now my question is, does this really work or not
 

inchis

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when I was working for www.inchis.com the server hard drive crashed, it was hell had to redo all the work from scratch. now when that happens to Zim free adverts I will simply throw the drive away, we got cloud
 
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