Recover a RAW hard drive

Hey Guys,
I have a client's hard drive that has gone RAW. Before i sent it out to a professional recovery place is there any tool or method i can try myself?
ithelp911OwnerAsked:
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
There is a tutorial here by Easeus that might help
Jeff RodgersNetworks & Communications Systems ManagerCommented:
Try Testdisk.

Had an issue with an HP San losing its marbles.  TestDisk was able to set the partitioning right again.

That being said,  how valuable is the data?  Do you want to muck around with a failed drive and potentially lose all of your data.

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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
The only tool I have found to be alright is Easy Recovery Professional by Ontrack.  Its basically a system recovery tool with various options and can do deep scans on hard drives.  They do have trials to see if it will work for you but the software can get expensive.  I guess the main thing is how critically important is the data?

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JustInCaseCommented:
http://www.partitionwizard.com/ - has recovery partition wizard, it's free tool, and in more that one occasion was able to find and recover whole partitions undamaged.
But as Jeff_Rodgers sad
That being said,  how valuable is the data?  Do you want to muck around with a failed drive and potentially lose all of your data.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
The most important thing is - do not try to fix anything on this drive or you risk to raise the recovery costs. Try GetDataBack to scan this drive. www.runtime.org It is one of the best recovery tools.
You can use Volume Explorer from a trial version of Hard Disk Manager 15 Pro by Paragon.
But, if the data is really important for your client then let the professional service do it.
nobusCommented:
i also recommend GetDataBack, as said above - works well
pgm554Commented:
GetDataBack is cheap and reliable.
nobusCommented:
ithelp - how is it going?
ithelp911OwnerAuthor Commented:
Hey Guys, I actually took your advice and will just send it out to recover. Thanks for all the advice!!
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