A few months ago, my hard drive crashed. It’s a WD Elements 1TB drive. I didn’t do anything, I just copied some files, then suddenly it went crazy. It can’t copy any files at all. I have very important important data inside that drive and I don’t have a backup. Because I’m a slight techy, I attempted to recover my data in my storage device using various data recovery softwares.
I just googled online and found a lot of data recovery applications, both free and paid. I tried Revuca, Pandora, ADRC Data Recovery Tool, TestDisk, UndeletePlus, and a wholte lot more. I also tried all of the recommended data recovery softwares by Lifehacker, but it didn’t work.
I was hopeless because I didn’t successfully recover my precious data in my hard drive. Due to this dilemme, I decided to use a data recovery center that is cheap and that works. I found expensive ones in the US and Singapore, but I guess it’s too expensive. It’s worth around $3000 USD just to recover a data from a $100 USD hard drive. Good thing there are a lot of data recovery centers in the Philippines. I tried XYON.com.ph, but after a month that I left my hard drive with them, they didn’t successfully recovered my data. They just used the same tools that I attempted to recover the data with the same method that I already did. They don’t have a lab or clean room here in the Philippines that opens the hard drive and recover the data from disc images, unlike what I’ve read in other professional data recovery centers in the US and Singapore.
XYON asked me if I agree to ship my hard disk to the US for a mere fee of around $1500 USD. They said that they will attempt to recover the data through their partner, Seagate. But I’m a bit skeptical and at the same time, awed with the price because it’s a bit expensive.
Good thing I found one in Sulit.com.ph who offers professional data recovery for only $600 USD. I gave them my hard disk and my data was recovered successfully. I you’re also looking for a professional data recovery company in the Philippines, I highly recommend Chris. You can e-mail him at [email protected]o.com or call/text him at 0917-821-8802. You’ll never be disappointed.
05/04/2017 UPDATE: New contact number of Chris is 0920-611-3020. You can reach him via SMS.