My Maxtor external hard drive is will not establish a connection to my computer. I called and did everything they told me to do and they ended up offering to replace the drive since they do not repair. Since I have a massive amout of information on this external hard drive (+120GB), I don't want to lose it. I'm not looking for data recovery, I'm looking for a repaire shop or similar place to fixt the hard drive. Know a place that could help me?
the reason why they offer replacement drives is becasue its going to be ALOT cheaper to replace the unit, than to repair it. There are places you can have it repaired, but its going to cost you an arm and a leg to do so my advice, buy Seagate or Westren Digital; Maxtors quality has always been questionable at best, i had to replace one with a Seagate last week for a friend
But I have so much data. I KNOW I will be losing a lot if I don't get it repaired. I learned my lesson. I'm going to get a different HD, but I need the data on this one.
it costs alot to have a HD opened up and have the data backed up to a CD for my lil 40g that i wanted to have that done to it costed like..... 450$ i think, they have to open it up in a clean room and use a special machine to do it :(
it also depends on what they need to do, maybe they wont have to open it but if they do :( itll suck in price
may also want to check out http://www.drivelabs.com/
o, theres a whole ton of places that can do it, just might cost u an arm and a leg, just google.com "hard drive date recovery" ull get a ton
Data recovery due to deletion, formatting or MBR/partition table corruption is vastly different than recovery due to drive failure. The former is easy to do, even from home (depending). The latter... well, we've already covered that.
Try it a couple times, turn it on and off. When you're absolutely certain it won't work, go to Best Buy. I had a problem like this, they said they'd do the first 4 gigs for $80, or everything for $160.