DIY Hard Drive Data Recovery

Save Money Recovering Data

Save Hundreds or Thousands on Data Recovery

The topic I get the most requests for help on, by far, is DIY hard drive data recovery. Now, if the hard drive is physically damaged, there is less chance you will recover data successfully without employing a professional service.

But in most cases only the operating system has crashed; maybe because of a few sectors on the hard drive going bad.

The good news is that in those cases you can normally recover your data easily, made even simpler with a very inexpensive adapter that is very handy to have around.

Vantec USB Hard Drive Adapter

The Vantec USB Hard Drive Adapter is very inexpensive and will allow you to connect an older IDE drive, whether from a laptop or desktop, or any newer SATA hard drive (again, laptop or desktop).

User Saved $299

While I hesitate to call this a testimonial due to FTC rules, that’s basically what it is, I guess.

A Facebook user contacted me through my fanpage and had this to say about her DIY data recovery experience:

Got the kit and am successfully moving data from a drive that [professional service, name removed] said was bad and wanted $299 to retreive data from. Ha!

I love hearing stories like that and I thanked her for getting back to me to let me know how she came out.

I have a few YouTube videos and even a “playlist” for data recovery.

Here is one of my videos with the most views. I cannot explain the number of dislikes other than that this is the internet and some people are that way. The likes outnumber it by around 8 or 9 to 1:

If you feel this adapter is the answer to your DIY hard drive data recovery need, you can grab it from Amazon here:

Vantec USB Hard Drive Adapter

If you have problems or need more help, head to my free support forum, link at the top of the page.

Vantec USB SATA / IDE Hard Drive Adapter

Accessing the data from a hard drive via USB has never been easier. This USB hard drive adapter from Vantec handles SATA and IDE (2.5 inch, 3.5 inch and 5.25 inch) hard drives.

The separate power supply for the hard drive is included with the kit also.

This adapter is great for recovering data from a hard drive or just convenient access to a drive you don’t want to install or can’t install in your laptop.

Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 hard drive adapter kit