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Re: Trying to rescue a hard disk -- weired feedback??



On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 11:54 +1000, Brian Chadwick wrote:
> max wrote:
> > Brian Chadwick wrote:
> >> max wrote:
> >>> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >>>> On 16/01/2008, Ric Moore <wayward4now gmail com> wrote:
> >>>>  
> >>>>> Ah, if you have a drive that goes "knock knock knock knock" when 
> >>>>> powered
> >>>>> up, what the heck is that? I'd like one last chance to get the 
> >>>>> stuff off
> >>>>> of it, Ric
> >>>>>     
> >>>>
> >>>> The data recovery labs would argue that it exactly the sound of
> >>>> opportunity knocking.
> >>>>
> >>>> Dotan Cohen
> >>>>
> >>>> http://what-is-what.com
> >>>> http://gibberish.co.il
 <>>>> א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> >>>>
> >>>> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> >>>> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> >>>>
> >>>>   
> >>> What's the going rate for data recovery?
> >>>
> >>> -Max
> >>>
> >> about $1000, but it varies
> >>
> > $1000 per drive? how much data? varies depending on what?
> >
> > -Max
> >
> my experience is its usually around 1000, but could anything from 400 
> upwards ... it depends on what exactly is the drives failure mode .,... 
> basically be prepared for $1000 .. regardless of data quantity.

Damn, not good news. I have this drive that I've been lugging around for
ages that contains an original MUD on it, from my old BBS days, and a
collection of Samantha Fox pics. I can replace the pics, but the MUD was
a one of a kind original. I'd like to have it back ...in one piece. The
drive was formatted with ext2. Back in the day, a Samantha Fox
collection and dos games were the BBS files of choice. 

I'll try freezing it. If that doesn't work, I'll try the sharp-twist
suggestion. If that doesn't work I have this nice carpenter's hammer to
gently whap it with. If that doesn't work, I'm open to volunteers. 

<eyebrow waggles> Ric

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