The hard drive in my laptop just died, and it's been about a week since I ran a full backup.
I know there are companies that specialize in data recovery from dead hard disks. I'm curious how they do this. What steps would one of these companies take if I brought in my drive and told them "Hey, this is dead, get me my stuff back"?
I'm looking for a high level answer, as I imagine some of the actual details could fill a book :) I'm not planning on doing this myself, it's more a curiosity about other people's jobs and the voodoo they use.