External hard drive failure, quote to recover
My Seagate Barracuda 3Tb failed and could not be read by my computer.
I took it to a data recovery company and they determined the following:
- Intermittent read/write head assembly.
- Degraded platter surface area
- Damage of the drive’s firmware. Manual firmware
reconstruction is required
They are quoting me $1200 to recover. They're an extremely reputable recovery company.
Is this standard for recovering important files?
He suggested WD BLACK OR RED with a SYNOLOGY NAS in the future.