Data Recovery Services
We are Here To Help You Get Your Data back
If you are here, chances are you have lost very important data, and need to recover it ASAP! Data recovery is a delicate business, but two things are certain: the first recovery attempt offers the best opportunity for success; and the recovery company you choose can greatly impact the outcome.
If you have suffered a hard drive failure, computer crash, or data loss, look no further, we will work hard at bringing back every bit of data you have lost as quickly as possible.
We know data loss can be a very difficult experience. That's why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get your important files back.
We offer data recovery for a variety of situations and devices:
We offer data recovery services for laptops, desktops, internal, external hard drives, USB sticks and flash drives. We have an array of data recovery tools that aid us in recovering data that has been accidentally deleted, formatted, or corrupted. If we cannot recover data from the hard drive because it has a mechanical issue, then it will be sent to our data recovery lab. We have a partnership with a data lab that have the tools (such as a clean room) and expertise for advanced data recovery. The process is extremely affordable when it comes to data recovery and there is no charge unless the data is recovered successfully.
Data Recovery Services We Offer
Data recovery for deleted data
Whether you've accidentally deleted files and folders, or you've had data maliciously deleted by a disgruntled employee or computer virus, we can help you get your important files back. It can be all too easy to accidentally delete your data: one wrong click and your files are gone. Unless you have a recent backup of your data, your data could be lost. Fortunately, we are experienced in recovering deleted data.
Data recovery for corrupted data
When a computer is infected with a virus or shut down improperly, files become corrupted and stop working. When a file is corrupted, it's like reading a book with a few pages missing. It's possible the file can open without some of the information, but chances are the file is damaged and will not work. We can recover corrupted files and restore them back to normal.
Data recovery for dropped hard drives
75% of all external drives that fail are the result of a fall or drop. Since the purpose of an external is portability, they are moved around and prone to damage. The internal components of a hard drive are very delicate, and when they are dropped, they can suffer damage leading to data loss. We are able to recover data from mechanically failed portable external hard drives.
Data recovery for restored systems
System restores can be confusing. When something is not working correctly with your computer, a restore often seems like a good idea to get your machine back up and running. However, system restores can often leave your computer in worse shape than when it started. Whether you needed to restore your system, or if you've restored accidentally, we can help to recover any data that may have been lost in the process.
Data recovery for accidentally reformatted devices
Reformatting can be confusing. When your computer is not working properly, sometimes a reformat seems like a good idea. However, it can often leave your data inaccessible. If you have not backed up your data before a reformat, you may be in a data loss situation. Our engineers can help recover data from accidentally reformatted drives.
Data recovery for hard drives
Each year, hundreds of new models of hard drives are manufactured, each from a different company with different designs. This also means hundreds of new points of failure that our data recovery engineers need to be prepared for. Thanks to ongoing research and development into data recovery techniques, our engineers are experts in hard drive data recovery, whether from desktops, laptops or external and portable hard drives.
Data Recovery For Damaged PC's
We provide you with a quick, easy, and affordable way to retrieve your data instantly from a computer that is no longer working. Ideal for people who have computers with dead motherboards, liquid damage, or broken DC jack adapters. These repairs can run hundreds of dollars and investing in new computer may be a better choice.
Data Recovery Options
We offer three Tiers of Data Recovery
Our Data Recovery services come in three tiers. Tiers 1 and 2 are handled here in-house, Tier 3 goes out to our Lab. Tier 3 recovery jobs require a clean room and seriously expensive data recovery equipment.
Tier 1: This type of recovery deals with situations where a drive is working normally but is taken from a malfunctioning device. Computers with liquid damage, broken screens, or dead motherboards fall into this category.
Tier 2: Tier 2 data recoveries cover hard drives with crashed partitions, sector errors, or logical recoveries. In this case, the hard drive is still mechanically functioning, but is either logically damaged or is beginning to fail.
Tier 3: This type of recovery deals with mechanical failures. The most common recovery of this type is failing or completely crashed heads. This also includes jammed platters, liquid damaged PCB boards, etc. Special equipment is typically required to remove data from these devices.
We offer free estimates so you’ll know how much your recovery will cost before you commit to the Data Recovery.
5 SIGNS YOUR HARD DRIVE IS ABOUT TO FAIL
Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive there is always a chance the device will fail. Regardless of the type of drive, your computer usually will show subtle signs of a pending disk failure. Paying attention to these signs can save you from unexpectedly losing the data stored on your drive.
Data RECOVERY TIPS
Your Next Steps Are Crucial!
To avoid permanent data loss, follow these important guidelines:
- If your hard drive is making clicking, grinding or whirring sounds, shut down the drive or your computer immediately. These sounds could be the read/write heads hitting or scraping the hard disk platters. Which could result in severe or complete data loss.
- If your data is critical, make sure you choose a reputable recovery firm that can properly recover data from mechanically failed or physically damaged drives. Even the simplest recovery attempts could render your data unrecoverable.
- Avoid “home remedies” you may have read about on the web such as placing a non-spinning hard drive in a freezer or hitting a drive on its side. Much of this information is inaccurate and while some may claim success, these suggestions may actually harm the device and could lead to permanent data loss. We recommend that you do not gamble with your irreplaceable data.
- Any attempts to further use the hard drive or attempts to recover data from the hard drive only result in furthering the damage to the drive and diminishing the likelihood of recovery.
The first recovery attempt is always the best recovery attempt. We will use the safest methods available to ensure your data is not lost from repeated or damaging recovery attempts.
When Disaster Strikes
- If possible, back up your important data immediately.
- Do not use data recovery software if the hard drive makes scraping, tapping, clicking or humming sounds.
- Do not power up a device that has obvious physical damage or is making unusual sounds.
- Shut down the computer to avoid further damage to the drive and its data.
- Do not attempt recovery yourself on severely traumatized drives (wet, dropped, etc.).
- If you’ve lost critical data, A professional recovery service is your best and safest option.
- Never assume data is unrecoverable.
- We have successfully recovered data from drives with extreme physical and logical damage.
Preventing Data Loss
Everyone should adopt strategies to ensure critical information is protected from corruption and loss.
- Never upgrade to a new version of an operating system without having a verified backup.
- Use up-to-date hardware and software utilities for data security, such as firewalls and virus protection.
- Scan all incoming data; such as emails, websites and downloads for viruses and malware.
- Connect computers to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect against power surges.
- Avoid static discharge when touching or handling any storage media, especially in excessively dry environments.
- Invest in redundant backup systems. Use a direct attached backup device for your computer and an additional network or cloud-based backup.
- Establish a structured daily backup procedure to make copies of all critical data files.
- Periodically test the backups by restoring a few files and verifying the data.
My USB Drive Is Not Detected
Never use a USB flash drive as the sole point of storage for any critical files.
As capacities go up and costs go down for USB flash drives, people are using them to store more and more data. However, the size and portability of these devices makes them prone to failure and often makes recovery difficult as well. We have all been there, you plug in your USB drive and it's not detected by the computer. What if you had stored critical Office files and family photos on that flash drive.
The moral of the story here is that flash drives should be used for file transfer only, not file storage.
Sometimes the data recovery process is much more complicated. In these situations, we will provide a free estimate, which will detail the exact cause of the failure and include a quote. If you choose not to proceed for any reason, we will return your drive to you free of charge.