Consider a simple data recovery scenario where there is data that needs to be recovered from a disk that isn't damaged, i.e. the disk was formated, and possibly some data overwritten (vs water, burn, or other damage).
Is a data recovery company going to be able to recover more (do a better job) than a free tool like Recuva? I just wonder if they are going to run the same free tool I am, and I would hate to pay 1000 bucks just to have then do the same thing I could have done.
So maybe the data recovery company doesn't use a free, too . . . maybe they have some expensive tool. . . but is it going to do a better job than a free one?
I guess I'm wondering . . . I have recovered what I can using free tools. Should I try a data recovery company? Is it worth it?
EDIT: You all misunderstood my question. My question is not "is it worth it?" That was just a last question tacked on. My question is (obviously, as the title states), FREE VS DATA RECOVERY COMPANY - Can they do a better job?