how can i recover data from a WD hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dbeck29, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. dbeck29 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2008
    my imac crashed last week but thankfully i had back up of all my files via my western digital my studio hard drive. thankfully right? well i royally screwed up and while trying to fix my crashed hard drive on my imac, i guess i accidentally reformatted my external drive, deleting EVERYTHING :(

    I am pretty sure that I can go to a vendor and have them restore the HD correct? If so, what does something like that cost? I had probably 50 gigs lost, mostly photos, MP3, AVIs, and programs. Is it possible to get all that back or do i sit in the corner and cry for a bit while i take in the reality that I lost years worth of my life?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    You can try Data Rescue II, I haven't used it, but I've heard good things about it.
  3. dbeck29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2008

    thanks for the info. i coughed up the $99 for it to see what happens. ill update the thread when its complete.
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Data Recovery services are very expensive. I've seen quotes over $2kUSD for a single drive. :eek:

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