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Drive recovery (not mine, thankfully) Dec. 7th, 2007 02:09 pm
One of my colleagues has suffered a fairly catastrophic drive failure on their laptop - the FAT seems completely scrambled for a start - and has no backup of the data.

Can anyone recommend a company/method that might recover his data without causing him complete bankruptcy?

From: hairyears
Date: December 7th, 2007 - 06:12 pm (Link)
The difficulty is going to be mounting the drive: I have a USB box that's essentially an IDE cable and a power supply - very useful for old hard drives, and for backups - but it's not the form factor for laptop drives.
From: barakta
Date: December 7th, 2007 - 09:29 pm (Link)
You can get 3.5" to 2.5" IDE adaptors which might work with the USB to IDE convertor. IIRC my partner paid about £2 for one on ebay a few years back and some random geek might have one.