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Cost for recovering data from Hard Drive

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    Default Cost for recovering data from Hard Drive

    I opened this thread after viewing NP's thread (http://www.indiabroadband.net/comput...-new-post.html).

    Why is the cost so high for recovering data from a dead hard drive. My hard drive was also died for some reason and all my data was in there, i was told if i needed the data it would cost me a lot of money, but i didn't know how much. But from Np's thread i found out from 18lama's post that it costs around Rs45000. Luckily i had my data, but it was back dated about 8mths!

    Why is the cost so much?

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    It is not difficult if your data is deleted by accident from your drive. But recovering data from a dead drive is a professional work.
    Last edited by meetdilip; 24th May 2009 at 12:29 PM.

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    but does i dont think for the professional it would have costed 45000? not evenn half of it i bet..still y so high rates..

    i m sure.. if some of the friend or someone who knows is in good terms.. he can recover data at free of cost.. i think .. does it cost them anything tto recover data??hows it done basically>? sometimes even i wonder... lolz..
    Am just the dreamer,,,, I dream my life away..:confused::confused:

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    Your HDD is taken to an ultra clean room, which btw I'm told is more clean than a surgical room. Its dust proof, since even a small amount of dust would cause scractches on the disk surface.

    Each part is caredully removed, and then the problem is analysed, such as

    1. Circuit problem
    2. Drive part failure
    3. Scratches

    to name a few. The first two are relatively easier to solve and the latter is the most difficult.

    Irrespective of all this, the recovery company is sure to charge anywhere around $5000 - $10,000. Most of the people who use recovery services are business pro's for whom data is obviously invaluable, and these guys simply cash the cow.

    Another issue with HDD manufacturers is tat they provide warrantly oly for HDD and not for data. If you wanna recover data, u gotta pay for it or just getit replaced.

    Seagate has its own data reecovery company...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tooth Fairy View Post
    but does i dont think for the professional it would have costed 45000? not evenn half of it i bet..still y so high rates..

    i m sure.. if some of the friend or someone who knows is in good terms.. he can recover data at free of cost.. i think .. does it cost them anything tto recover data??hows it done basically>? sometimes even i wonder... lolz..
    You will see "Class 100 Clean Room" in a lot of advertising by hard drive recovery professionals. A Class 100 Clean Room maintains an air purity of less than 100 airborne particles over 0.5 microns in diameter in each cubic foot of air. This is to protect the sensitive internal components of hard drives. Whenever a hard drive is being worked on, a minimum of Class100 clean room should be used.

    Check these links.

    How is a Hard Drive Recovery Done?

    Controlled environment: clean-room specifications

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