Hard Drive Data Recovery

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MikeKearns, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. MikeKearns macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2011
    I have an older Mac Pro 2 X 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon with my boot HD a 500 GB SATA and 2 extra 1 TB drives. One of the 1 TB data drives is reporting a mechanical failure. I tried to fix it using Disk Warrior and it couldn't. Disk utility is telling me to back up as much as I can, reformat the disk and restore my files. The Drive is not showing up on my desk top but is seen by the two utilities.

    I think i should send this disk out to have the files recovered. Does anyone have a good company they can refer me to and what should I expect to pay for this type of service? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Kroll Ontrack is a good one.

    Hard way to learn the importance of keeping backups, but it is highly recommended you get a second drive in the system for this purpose. ;)
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Depending on how much data you decide is worth paying for, you should expect to pay in the hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars.
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
  5. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Another vote for Data Rescue 3, it's saved me from some pretty nasty failures in the past and it's a heck of a lot more affordable than a recovery company...
  6. jrmond macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012
    Yep it gets price but its worth it if your hard drive holds pricelles moments!
  7. Edie Brickell macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    You can try Stellar Phoenix Mac if your drive is not recognised as the software is able to recover data from an unmounted drive. This will work good for you as your drive is unmountable. The will fix your issue and recover your data. Cheers !
  8. Judith123 macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2013
    New York
    I also vote for that. It is easy to use.:)
  9. mcfx macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2013
    Most mechanical problems are caused by a faulty controller on the HDD logic board. If you feel like you're up to it you could look for a board replacement for your HDD model, most likely a lot cheaper than paying $$$ for recovery services. It might help.
  10. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Or cause further damage, depending on one's competency.

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