Hard Drive Data Recovery – Tips and Advice


I’ve worked in the UK data recovery industry since the early 1990’s and in that time have recovered data from thousands of different hard drives and systems. If you’ve come to this page then I assume that you have a hard drive problem of some kind and want the data recovering. If that’s the case then I can either (1) Do it for you or, (2) Give you some tips and advice on how to recover the data yourself.

  1. Let me recover the data for you

If you don’t want to attempt to rescue the data from your hard drive yourself you can ask me to do it for you. Most of my services are ‘no recovery no fee’ which means you only pay if I’m able to get your data back from your device. I offer

RAID data recovery, faulty serverIMPORTANT: If you have a RAID system (HP Proliant, Dell Poweredge etc etc) that requires urgent data recovery please get in touch immediately by using the form to your right or call me on the number above. Any type of RAID data recovery (especially RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 50) is extremely complex and SHOULD NOT be attempted by anyone who is not well versed in data recovery.

2. Do It Yourself Data Recovery

In this section I provide assistance to people who want to retrieve files from faulty or unresponsive hard drives. Important: Data recovery is a highly skilled business and I always recommend that if you hard drive contains valuable data that you’d rather not lose that you let me recover the data for you. If there’s nothing of value on your hard drive though and you’d like to tinker about with then by all means get stuck in yourself:

  • Hard Drive Diagnosis: I explain how hard drives work and then explore the various types of faults that hard drives suffer from. Using this system you’ll be able to correctly identify the type of fault your hard drive has and the severity of that fault.
  • Tips and Tricks: In this section I’ll offer advice on some of the things you can try yourself to recover the files from your hard drive. Some faults can be easily rectified, others can’t and I’ll tell you when it’s safe to try things yourself and when it isn’t.
  • Questions?Blog: I document many interesting data recovery cases and news about particular types of failure. The blog is searchable so if you have a particular fault on a hard drive, I suggest you type the model of hard drive in the search bar and see what comes back.

Questions / Contact Me

Call me on 0871 231 6844 or use the contact form on the right to get in touch. Remember, this is a UK site so I’ll give priority and attention to UK enquiries first. Note: For specialist data recovery and RAID recovery advice and support, I recommend Data Clinic’s data recovery page, their hard drive recovery page and their iPhone data recovery information.