Sudden hard-drive failure

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

  1. scrappledog macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    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


    Dec 19, 2004
    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


    Sep 26, 2004
    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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