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I bought an NAS to use as my primary file storage to share between multiple computers.  A Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB drive.  After about 9 months, one day the drive started clicking every time I accessed it.  It worked partially, but kept crashing and needed reboot.  After about a week of this, it stopped working all together and Windows stopped recognizing the network drive.
I hoped it was the NAS enclosure, so I took it apart to get to the SATA drive inside.  Attached the drive to a external USB enclosure, but no success.
Then I took it to a local Data Recovery company for a free evaluation.  They told me I had a Logical Failure and a Bad HDA.  They want quite a bit of money to recover the data onto a new drive.  After doing some web research and searching EE, it sounds like I'm screwed and will have to pay up to recover the data.
In your guy's experience, what is a resonable cost to recover a drive from a Bad HDA?  The data if very important to me, but I don't want to get ripped off.
Thank you in advance!
~Russ
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Here's a great guide for hard drive recovery: http://www.updatexp.com/hard-drive-data-recovery.html

On average you can expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $600 for logical recoveries, and $1,200 to $2,000 for physical recoveries on standard drives.  The larger the drive, the more expensive it will be.
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http://www.gillware.com/
offers inexpensive recovery.  Best thing is that they don't charge you an upfront fee.  If they can't pull data, you don't pay.
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What is the specific model of hard drive? from the label on the front? There can be quite a few reasons on WD drives for clicking that will not require you to open the drive.
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>>Thank you, your response was exactly what I was looking for.

Why a B then?  Just curious...
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Thank you, your response was exactly what I was looking for.
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