Any inexpensive software/services for SD card data recovery?
Thursday of last week I looked at my phone (HTC Thunderbolt) and noticed that it said that it didn't recognize any micro SD card. This was weird, of course, because my SanDisk 8GB micro SDHC card was securely inserted, had not been unmounted, and hadn't been touched in months.
Six days later, prospects are looking bleak. Neither the phone nor two different computers can pull any of the pictures/videos from it; the consistent errors all state I/O operation timeout which from my research points to hardware failure with an external HD or in my case bad sectors.
Does anybody have any suggestions for reasonably-priced software (or if necessary services) that I can use to try and recover some of the data that has sentimental value to me? The SanDisk folks suggested a software package called RescuePRO, but during the demo scan (it allows you to scan without paying to see what it might recover after you buy the license) the software froze about 35% through and would go no further.