[nycbug-talk] Data Recovery options?

G. Rosamond george
Sat Oct 2 22:13:52 EDT 2004

On Oct 2, 2004, at 9:34 PM, Kevin Reiter wrote:

> : This isn't a client's HD, it's personal, so price is certainly a
> : factor
> : here. :)  I've gotten wildly disparate quotes from $200 to allmost
> : $2000.
> I do data recovery, but only on drives that are able to spin up.  I've
> learned a few tricks over the years, and oddly, one thing I've had 
> great
> luck with is something that sounds really weird - wrap the drive in a 
> static
> bag, then again with seran wrap, then stick it in the freezer for about
> 30-60 minutes.  Usually, after it's been on cold storage (pun 
> intended) for
> about an hour, it'll spin up for a little while after sticking it in a
> machine - long enough to pull critical data from it.  (no charge for 
> that
> bit of advice :)

Nice. . .

> If that doesn't work, then you're probably not going to have much 
> choice
> about having someone like Ontrack take a look at it.  If it goes that 
> route,
> call me first, since I can get you a break with Ontrack (I'm a 
> partner) and
> save you a few bucks.

I have dealt with OnTrack a few times over a long period of time. . 
.they seem to be at the forefront of the industry. . .


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