eWeek reports: "Seagate Technolovery Service at Staplesgy's Recovery Services division is offering a new set of data recovery services for consumers and businesses at 1,400 Staples stores in North America and Hawaii. Staples, the world's largest office products company, is fronting the services through its in-store EasyTech services staff. The chain began offering the services Nov. 20."
It looks like Seagate and Staples are commoditizing data recovery services. Repairs will run anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
So backup your data now. You can save yourself a lot of money in the long run just in case you lose your hard drive.