TWO Data Recovery Companies Failed To Recover My Data

Sep 8, 2007

I have 100+ sites on this hard drive, and one site in particular that meant the world to me.

My host sent the drive to Gillware first, but they failed saying that the file system was so severely damaged that they could not recover anything.

Then shortly after, my host sent it to DriveSavers, a very well-known company, but they also FAILED.

I'm extremely depressed because of this. Please don't post if you're going to say "make sure you do backups next time" because I've heard it 504329504395 times now, and while I do realize my mistake, saying that does NOT help me.

I am willing to spend ALOT to get my sites back. I still have hope. Are there any other companies out there BETTER than DriveSavers? Assuming that you'd still have hope even after two companies failed, where you would you go or what would you do?

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Gillware (Data Recovery Company) Failed To Recovery My Data

Aug 28, 2007

My host just recently sent the hard drive with my sites to a data recovery company called Gillware. Website is [url]- but they failed and gave the following reason:


Originally Posted by Gillware

Unfortunately, your file system was so severely damaged that no data can be
recovered. We will make arrangements to return your drive via UPS. Sorry
we could not help you further.

Gillware Inc.

Do you guys think there's still hope?

The hard drive is now being shipped to a more well known company, Drive Savers - [url]and I'm guessing that this is the last hope, because the more the drive gets tampered with, the more chance of permanent data loss.

So yeah.. I was just wondering what you think? If the file system is so severely damaged, do you think it STILL can be recovered?

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