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Have you ever experienced a hard drive crash? If you have, we hope you backed up your hard drive. Otherwise, you just learned an expensive lesson. To recover data from a hard drive is no easy task and it requires a professional service. Your data is important and you should always back it up daily or weekly depending on how frequently you save new data.

To recover data from a hard drive requires a lot of time and the proper tools. The cost is substantial, depending on how much data you want to recover. On average, most companies in the data recovery business charge by storage size. The cost for this service can run anywhere from $300 to $2000 depending on how much data you need to recover. In some cases it could take a couple of weeks to get your data back. 🙁

Here are some ways to backup your data:

  • Backup to an external hard drive
  • Use a remote backup service – Some offer up to 5 GB free
  • Burn your data to a DVD or CD
  • Upload data to a server (requires a hosting account)

These are just a few ways you can backup your critical data from a hard drive crash.

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