Sudden hard-drive failure

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by scrappledog, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. scrappledog macrumors member

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    My hard drive completely crashed on Thursday (it is terrible timing, too -- a lot for which I depend on notes inside it is fast approaching). I just bought this totally maxed-out 13-inch MBP last August. No, I wasn't backing up my data -- lesson learned the hard way. Anyway, took it to Apple Store and they referred me to a 3rd-party Mac data recovery specialist. Looks like they're able to save most if not all of it and they also handle warranty replacement, but it's $200 down the tube and I've learned these hard drives are failing at a surprisingly common rate.
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    You're lucky it was only $200. Sounds like it was not a severe failure but something recovery software could handle. Hardware failures can run in the $1000's if at all possible.
     
  3. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

    TheIguana

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    I had the same thing happen to me last week. Luckily I have been using Dropbox for all my important documents and Time Machine to cover everything else. I would highly recommend you check both out!
     

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