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Old 02-04-07, 03:10 PM
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Recovering lost data on a hard drive

Hey people,

Situation is this, uber important file on a server has been locked out/corrupted. Managed to recover approx half of the data usning various methods/companies/software.

We need 100% recovery, or much more than 50%.

If the HDD was taken out of the server, is it possible to find an image on the disk of a time where the file was not corrupt? This could be done by a 3rd party specialist.

The data is likely to have been written over by now...

Money is not an issue.

I just need to know if this idea is a viable option. Every other option has been exhausted.

The only other option I have is to hire monkeys to re-enter 4 years worth of data, which would be slow and costly!

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Old 02-04-07, 04:35 PM
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http://www.salvagedata.com/

they will recover from most stuff like fire damage water damage and corruption

uk site

http://www.cbltech.co.uk/hard-drives.html?id=1
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Old 02-04-07, 04:54 PM
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If the heads crashed there is a really good way to recover the data and it works like 99% of the time.

Take ur HD and stick it in the freezer overnight, get it as cold as possible. Take it directly out and plug it back in, it should work like normal for roughly an hour give or take 30 mins. Get all ur data off ASAP and it in the trash.
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Old 02-04-07, 05:28 PM
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If the heads crashed there is a really good way to recover the data and it works like 99% of the time.

Take ur HD and stick it in the freezer overnight, get it as cold as possible. Take it directly out and plug it back in, it should work like normal for roughly an hour give or take 30 mins. Get all ur data off ASAP and it in the trash.
hate to tell you thats an old wifes tale and will do more damage than good!

We always use a program called "recover my files" give us a pm if you want anymore info about it. When i've used it, it's recovered from several formats ago.
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Old 02-04-07, 05:30 PM
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hate to tell you thats an old wifes tale and will do more damage than good!
Ehhh, ok, sure... I've used this trick more than once and it works perfectly.

/me ignores nathan *whistles*
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Old 02-04-07, 05:34 PM
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Ehhh, ok, sure... I've used this trick more than once and it works perfectly.

/me ignores nathan *whistles*
I spent 6 months working for a data recovery company, no freezers there!
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Old 02-04-07, 05:45 PM
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I spent 6 months working for a data recovery company, no freezers there!
No sherlock... This is the poor mans method, I wouldn't expect a professional data recovery firm to use such an archaic method.
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No sherlock... This is the poor mans method, I wouldn't expect a professional data recovery firm to use such an archaic method.
alright, calm down luv!!
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Old 02-04-07, 06:45 PM
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Nice one deathwish I will look into that firm.

Frags and Nathan - I think you missed what I was saying - the hard drive is 100% ok, it is a file that has become corrupt.

I want to know if there is a way to 'rewind' time on the hard drive to a time where the file was not corrupt. Bare in mind that the data will probably have been overwritten a few times by now...

Can this be done?

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Jeez Frag, the old freezer trick hasn`t worked since MFM drives >.<
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