How can I get data off a bad hard drive?

Episode 1483 (55:47)

Daryl from Silverado Canyon, CA
Hard drives

Daryl has a hard drive that has bad bearings, and he needs to get the data off it. He's tried to have the board on the drive replaced, but now it says it needs the original board or ROM. How can he get the data off this bad drive? Rich says that at this point, only a data recovery service like DriveSavers will be able to get the data off it, and it's not cheap. Rich says that it's odd that the data company would require him to get the proper materials. He recommends going to another company. He should look on Yelp and find the best reviewed service and go with them. This is why backing up data to the cloud is so vital. Because if that hard drive fails, it's expensive.