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    need data recovery service suggestions (no software)
    my hard drive had a mechanical failure...i took it to the apple store, and they replaced my hard drive. they could not retrieve anything from my old hard drive.

    i still have the broken one.

    i'm looking for some suggestions on good data recovery services. i am not computer saavy, so i don't really want any software suggestions.

    cheap but effective would be good. thanks!

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    Sorry no such animal as all professional recovery services are dear.

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    Harry is right. All data recovery services are expensive and none of them will guaranty they can retrieve your data. However, I understand that unless the drive has suffered major physical damage, data can usually be recovered.

    Regards.

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    any other suggestions? i'm looking for good companies.

    thanks for all the responses.

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    I don't think your going to find much here. Data recovery is usually more business related and I don't think there's much of that here.


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    And the more data u want to recover from the system the more they charge.
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    They're all expensive, because this type of thing requires special equipment and techniques.

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    So expensive!
    There is software available to buy, probably the same as they use.
    Around $120 I believe. I have no clue how successful they are, but there will be reviews on the web.
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