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Data saved by local recovery company

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 29, 2008

Every time I read a story like this I turn on my external drive and back up my data. I’ve had 1 hard drive crash on me and that was enough. Stories like this just remind me to back up my important files. Email, photos, music, documents. You never know.

“Joe Nguyen was crushed when his home computer crashed for no apparent reason in 2005.

Desperate, he searched the Web for ideas to rescue his fond memories – all stored in the PC. He got one step closer when he found CBL Data Recovery Technologies, which specialises in retrieving data from mangled storage media.

‘But I was not confident that my files could be recovered,’ said the 36-year-old American citizen who has been living in Singapore for 15 years.

The service – at $700 – wasn’t cheap either.

Four days after dropping off his PC at CBL’s premises at Changi Business Park, he received a call to collect a DVD that contained all the information he thought he had lost – 1GB in total.” (story)

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