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SCSI drive down!

I have an old 2.1GB SCSI hard drive that pretty much is not recoverable in the realm of my skills.
I need to send it out to a clean room for poossible recovery.
Desire: Have a new SCSI loaded with the image from the broken one...providing a plug & play situation.
The drive spins.....but sounds a bit loud on the "whine" side of things. There are a minimal number of "clicks" and "knocks".....but it does spin-up.
This began with the power outage from hurricane Sandy....the server never came back up and I cannot read it with my devices.
Outside of Googling, I would prefer someone with first-hand experience so I can gather companies I can choose from for the service....I know it will cost $$$$ but...it is what it is!
Where should I send it?
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First, turn it off and keep it off.  Many major cities have "data recovery services" listed.   Be prepared for $1000 or so.  The decent firms give you a free estimate.  Make sure they have onsite equipment and don't send it out.

The good ones also run 24x7 and you can just walk in.  Not knowing what city you are in I can't recommend anybody.   There are some national firms like gillmore and ontrack  but when you consider the risk of further damage in shipping, delays, and that pricing is all pretty much the same, always best to go to a local company if you can.

If in DFW area, I like 24hourdatarecovery.com
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correction on my previous post .. gillware, not gillmore, but I do stand by just finding a local company if you can due to the shipping issue.  Repairing this type of problem (based on my assumption given the symptoms) isn't rocket science, it is pretty easy if you have $25000 worth of equipment, so they're all pretty much the same.   Reconstructing busted file systems or busted RAID configurations requires the real talent.
Just to fortify the initial statement of dlethe:

Under all circumstances DON'T MAKE ANY FURTHER ATTEMPT TO USE THE DRIVE OR EVEN PLUG POWER CORDS IN !!!

If anthing is mechanically wrong (including, but not limited to, a head crash), even the shortest attempt to start the drive will immediately cause further, unrecoverable damage to the data. This could instantly make the difference between "almost anything revovered" and "FUBAR".