Solved

Bad HDA recovery

Posted on 2007-12-04
7
986 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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
0
Comment
Question by:rjragone
7 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
darron_chapman earned 250 total points
ID: 20408631
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.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:bmsjeff
ID: 20408707
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.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:wingatesl
ID: 20425432
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.
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:darron_chapman
ID: 20427723
>>Thank you, your response was exactly what I was looking for.

Why a B then?  Just curious...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rjragone
ID: 31412767
Thank you, your response was exactly what I was looking for.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Vee_Mod
ID: 20491670
No Response to Expert.
Force closed.
Vee_Mod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
EMC RecoveryPoint journal 1 92
"Parameter not Correct" in External HDD 8 31
Hot Spare Testing on Non-HotSwap server 6 37
Is there a driver update utility? 8 46
Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now