Hard Drive Recovery

Data Recovery ServiceIf you don’t fancy attempting to recover the data from your hard drive yourself you can ask me to do it for you. This is an increasingly popular service that I get asked for, and often the hard drive fault means that a DIY data recovery approach is not applicable anyway as specific data recovery hardware and tools are required to successfully recover the files and folders from the hard drive.

I recover data from all types of hard drives including external/USB drives, Mac’s, PC’s and servers. Basically if it has a hard drive in it, I should be able to recover the data from it.

Here are the main features of my hard drive recovery service

  • Best-in-Class Data Recovery
    I’ve worked in data recovery for almost 15 years, my experience allows me to perform complex hard drive recoveries, even on extremely damaged hard drives.
  • Recovery Options
    In-Lab or On-Site file recovery services, plus a variety of turnaround times to suit your requirements.
  • Success Rate
    My data recovery success rate is proven by a consistent track record of recovering data after failed recovery attempts by other data recovery companies.
  • Free Advice and Consultation
    Free consultation to determine the best course of action without requiring any further obligation or financial commitment.
  • Fixed Cost
    I will quote a price for the recovery of your data before you send your job to me. This will be the price I charge. There are no hidden extras.
  • Customer Services
    I will keep you informed of the progress of your job regularly.

Seagate Barracuda hard driveTypes of Hard Drive Fault

There are 4 main types of hard drive fault:

  • Mechanical: Your hard drive makes a clicking or beeping sound. These are signs of a serious mechanical fault. Turn the hard drive off and don’t power it back on.
  • Electrical: Your hard drive is dead, it’s not spinning and there’s no power to it.
  • Firmware: Your hard drive is not recognised or is recognised wrongly, perhaps it’s reporting that it’s the wrong capacity? Especially common on SSD drives, firmware faults require the drive to be reprogrammed before access to the data is restored.
  • Bad sectors: This is where areas of the hard drive become unreadable, characterised by very slow disk access and files/directories disappearing and reappearing.

Note: Don’t get confused into thinking that something like deleted data or a file system corruption is a hard drive fault, it isn’t. You can usually recover these faults yourself without the need of a data recovery company to do it for you.