I work somewhere that we need to get the data off of a hard drive very badly. I am looking for options on how to get the data off myself without having to pay lots of money. We have tried numerous things such as spinrite, knoppix, and other recovery software. You can feel the drive spinning the entire time it seems like but it will only recognize it part of the time. When it does recognize the drive it will usually lock up the system at some point and removing its connection is the only solution. If you don't have any suggestions but know of a good place that restores these drives for a good price please let me know. However we are more than willing to try many items before sending it off.