Owning a 12 million dollar tech repair and I/T services company myself, I am always looking to find better ways to grow our company, and enjoy taking perspectives from other successful companies in the US and worldwide. I understand what it takes to be successful in this flooded industry and how to make a business like this profitable.
This book is not for anyone remotely seasoned in the industry, and literally is a guidebook for bringing in novice and inexperienced business into an already heavily flooded industry.
If you have been even a novice technician, there is a good chance that you could have written this book yourself.
We run a 10 particle per cubic meter clean-room for data recovery, and I scoffed at the promotion of freezing a hard drive to attempt to recover data off of it. Instead of the author recommending a systematic check of the torque settings on all the drive screws to ensure they're around 5-8.5 in/lbs, or any other legitimate advice, which likely won't destroy the drive and works a good 8 times out of 10, he recommends freezing the drive.
Even in his home state of Arizona, at 20% relative humidity, when you expose that drive to regular air, water vapor will condense on those drive platters. This is not a good thing. About 20% of the revenue our company earns on the data recovery side are from when customers try "clever" ideas like this. One came in after smacking his drive with a mallet because a youtube video said to... I digress. The people who do these things are novices, not professionals in the industry.
I will lend one valuable piece of advice, one that helped my company break into data recovery, and I will give it for free. Purchase r-studio. It's a wonderful recovery software that can be used in any situation that a drive can be read by the heads, even if the partitions or data is corrupted. Can even recover securely deleted files at times. Also, create a partnership with a local data recovery specialist. Often, they'll simply give you 10-20% of the ticket price, and you can negotiate a private label service, where your customers see your brand, and the partnered specialist does the work for the majority of the ticket. Don't f*** people over with awful pretend recovery services; data is priceless.
If you're going to do this... (please don't) pack the ziplock full of silica gel beads to keep moisture away and relative humidity at a lower temperature down.
Preposterous that I paid $10 for this book. (kindle)
If you're looking to flood my industry, and be the reason people fear I/T and technicians, this is the book for you.