I recently lost a hard drive and was able to recover all but the last ten minutes of activity. It was my data drive which was on a continuous backup regime (with a weekly off-site copy). We are too far along a copper wire to use any cloud solution.
Nevertheless, it was still a frustrating job to get back on air - with a few $%^%^$$# for measure.
Pulled the hard drive apart and had a closer look at what happened ... and, as a consolation prize, scored 2 rare-earth magnets.
[over a 10cent piece]