How to recover data from crashed hard drive
Yes, it's true that everyone should know better, and should be backing up data to an off-site facility on a regular basis. But, in reality, it doesn't always happen, and a crashed hard drive can still be disastrous. When that does happen (and eventually, it will), after steps 1 and 2 (cursing and pulling out one's hair), what comes next? What is involved in data recovery, and how do I know whether my data is lost forever? Or, can I try to recover it?