Semi-OT: Data Recovery?

From: JP Hindin <>
Date: Tue Aug 24 09:05:14 2004

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 05:26:21PM -0700, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > > So... before I proceed, I was curious who on the list has used
> > > professional data recovery services, and who does a good job at a good
> > > price. I've already written to a company in N.Z. that has a base rate of
> > > under $300 NZ + recovery media (DVD-R, CD-R, blank drive...)
> > If you can get 80GB of data recovered for NZ$300 + media then you are
> > stoked. I'd send hard drives from here in the US for that price.
> Oops... misquoted price... $360 NZ + media... still...
> -ethan

Which chaps are you using in the Motherland?
There was a guy (A single person outfit) in Palmerston North who fixed my
bosses harddisk back in 2000.

My boss always had it hanging out the side of his case, and one morning he
trips coming into the office (If you imagine Ozzy Osbourne without the
blue glasses and somehow with an impression that he understands the IT
sector, that'd be my manager) and in righting himself on the desk, pushes
the harddisk up against the case. Logic board kisses the PC case, whizz
bang sparks, blue smoke and all the odours that make your stomach churn
when you smell them.

We ended up sending one of our Helpdesk dudes up there with it (A Boy
Racer, specifically picked, who did 130kmh the entire way). The chap up
there (Sorry, don't remember the name, but perhaps location will help) had
a spare harddisk of the same type, and just swapped the controller boards
to get the data off.

I think we paid something under $300NZ, actually. But that was four years
ago now (Man, that makes me feel old).

You might try him too;

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