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By zag1402 ยท 5 replies
Apr 26, 2010
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  1. Hi i am living in sydney nsw and work full time
    so my reason for this post is i have a small computer business and want to specialise in data recovery so therefore i am looking for a resonable online corespondence course to train me up in this field hope you can all help me cheers ian
  2. Athena

    Athena TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Data recovery requires an investment in not just training and software but also very expensive equipment. Just getting a hold of a software package that will let you strip out password protected files from a "broken" but still functioning HD is not really data recovery but as you are running a small business this may be the only service you are looking to provide.

    So basicly my question is this: Are you looking to provide the simple data transfer from old HD services or are you looking to learn how to remove platters from seized HDs and rebuild them into a work HD to recover truly lost data from a truly destroyed HD? A service that when I last used it a year ago cost 16,000 US just to 'attempt' to recovery of a HD where the spindle had rotated out of spec.

    The latter will require you to go to a tech school for hands on training so not sure you could do it online and the 1st is so simple to do I would suggest you not waste you money and just spend some time on forums to learn what you need to know.

    If you have any basic questions about the simple data recovery feel free to Email me any time.
  3. zag1402

    zag1402 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Hi Athena
    thanks for the input. look i understand what you're saying about its not just a $100 software package and off you go so far i have purchased data compass about $3300 here in aus
    i have winhex and some more software also i have a hospital grade air purifier for my room. just want to know if i am doing / getting the right things + i would love to go back to tafe and learn data retrieval but I dont think they have a course like that running. so yes one day i woud like to have the experience to grow my business and do the plater exchange and so on but still have to find the courses so i can learn
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  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    It sort of depends what the problem may be and what you need to recover... whether the hard drive is new or old, and what may be damaged and how.
    There are a lot of different software packages available for data recovery, and the instructions for each one are usually the best way to go...
    You can do a web search for Data Recovery Software... there must be over 100 different software packages...
    My favorite is Acronis
    You might look at the free Recuva, Knoppix, SystemREscueCD, even CHKDSK, Disk First Aid or Disk Utility for Mac machines, PhotoRec Multi-Platform, StrongRecovery, and so on.

    Be aware that all Data Recovery takes a long time to run, and requires a lot of decision making as to what parts of the disk remain good, and what needs to be done.

    As for books, A good Google Search for Data Recovery Software or simply, Data Recovery or Hard Drive Recovery will provide you with enough information to keep you reading until Sunday Dinner.

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