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weekh

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Think my harddisk crashed. Couldn't startup my computer.
Hadn't been backing up my harddisk for about 3 months.
Any idea of any harddisk recovery service?
 

fibredrive

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yikes!

what brand is it? why don't you try sending it back to the manufacturer?
 

weekh

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Had to use data recovery services before, found that ADRC is quite reliable but can be expensive. Check out http://www.adrc.com.sg/.

They are located at Science Park.

Thanks for the info. Will consider.
Got other less expensive service provider?

Last backup was done in late June. Almost 2 months of photos... mostly taken with the new E-P1.
And my Lightroom Cataglog.... last backup was done half a year ago! :cry:
 

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Have you checked if it's the power supply which is down?
Hard disk spinning when connected to another com as slave?
 

Diavonex

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USE THIS IF YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM CRASH

1. Put your crashed hard disk in an external USB enclosure

2. Use another computer to access the data from the crashed hard disk.
 

Diavonex

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If you are familar with Linux, you can load Linux in your computer and recover the data from the hard disk.

Note: This will work if your hard disk is not physically damage.
 

weekh

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USE THIS IF YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM CRASH

1. Put your crashed hard disk in an external USB enclosure

2. Use another computer to access the data from the crashed hard disk.
That's what I tried to do in the first place.
Then I realised that the connection is different!!!!

Mine is a Dell. Didn't realised that the harddisk they use are different from the norm.
 

Diavonex

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That's what I tried to do in the first place.
Then I realised that the connection is different!!!!

Mine is a Dell. Didn't realised that the harddisk they use are different from the norm.
If your computer is relatively new, it'll probably be using a SATA hard disk.

You can get SATA casing from Sim Lim Square.
 

Diavonex

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If it's a laptop hard disk you can also use a USB to SATA cable to retrive you data.

 

weekh

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If your computer is relatively new, it'll probably be using a SATA hard disk.

You can get SATA casing from Sim Lim Square.

I see. I guess it might be a SATA.... It is 3.5" harddisk.
 

weekh

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Anybody has a SATA case to lend?
 

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You can get something like what Diavonex shown for around $10-$20, check out Chamoxa at Funan (Level 5), or SLS should be a lot of shops doing that.

The kit comes with PSU that power your 3.5" HDD too.
 

LeeGP

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Hi,

my media crash was recovered by Data Savers at Suntec.. Think they have moved to Tower 2, 31st floor... now. You can check them out at their website at: www.datasavers.com.sg . I was quoted almost half the price compared to another data recovery company. For your info.


Thanks for the info. Will consider.
Got other less expensive service provider?

Last backup was done in late June. Almost 2 months of photos... mostly taken with the new E-P1.
And my Lightroom Cataglog.... last backup was done half a year ago! :cry:
 

Diavonex

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Hi,

my media crash was recovered by Data Savers at Suntec.. Think they have moved to Tower 2, 31st floor... now. You can check them out at their website at: www.datasavers.com.sg . I was quoted almost half the price compared to another data recovery company. For your info.
I'm sure you pay >$500 for your data recovery.
 

zaxh81

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Hi,

my media crash was recovered by Data Savers at Suntec.. Think they have moved to Tower 2, 31st floor... now. You can check them out at their website at: www.datasavers.com.sg . I was quoted almost half the price compared to another data recovery company. For your info.
they quote me 1.5k for my 80gb, i'm ok with it.
Until i ask them what if they only managed to retrieve 1% of the data, they say will still be 1.5k since they proceed with it. :confused:
 

RayDream

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is the drive not readable or undetectable when use as external drive? I can do simple format/delete/crash 'brute force' recover.
 

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