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Using the Proper Hard Drive Repair Technique - Essential for an Efficient Data Recovery Process


When the hard drive of your computer or mobile phone crashes, you may feel like stricken by a hurricane, but a data recovery company can make the situation less desperate, by providing you a multitude of hard drive repair solutions.

The malfunction of a hard disk can be either physical, or logical. The former is easier to deal with. For example, when the defection is due to a power failure, you must restart the computer and see if all the functions are back to normal as soon as the power is restored. If the problem persists, maybe the cords or the plugs are to blame. Scratches and more or less intense impacts are also among the causes of a hard drive physical damage.

Hard Disk Drives & Operating Systems

Sometimes, the cause of the defection is the operating system, case in which you should review the menu and try a defragmentation. No matter the situation, you should not start the hard drive repair procedures on your own, because you might totally compromise your chances of retrieving the lost data. You should, therefore, leave the responsibility to the data recovery specialists, who, upon hearing your side of the story, will either ask you to take the hard drive to their workshop or will guide you over the phone.

If a physical intervention is required, the data recovery technician evaluates the broken hard drive by examining it in detail at the location of the company. If the loss did not have a physical cause, recovery over the phone may be attempted. The technician will either tell you everything you need to do or will ask you to download software that grants him access to your computer.

When the necessary hard drive repair follows a serious logical damage, the procedure is a bit more complex. It is known under the name of data carving and it is extremely laborious, because every file needs to be reconstructed from tiny fragments. This process takes longer than the repair necessary in case of physically damaged hard drives, and the lost information is only partially recovered.

Hard Drive Repair & The Costs

The costs of the hard drive repairs may vary from one situation to another, depending on the severity of the malfunction and on the data recovery company’s policy, but, with a bit research you should be able to find a service provider that is both efficient and affordable, for which a hard drive repair is like having the morning coffee.

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R3 Data Recovery is an excellent emergency data recovery service that I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. From the initial telephone conversation I had with them I was extremely impressed by their implicit understanding and sensitive handling of my stress and panic, believing I had possibly lost 10 year’s worth of invaluable documentation, imagery and archiving from my highly respected research held on a USB stick. They worked efficiently and conscientiously to retrieve data urgently for me and made provision for me to receive it and all in time for an important PP presentation, the success of which was crucial to my career. They were mindful in keeping me informed of their progress with the recovery process, hence putting my mind at rest, and they accomplished this all within a working day/evening. They worked hard and consistently until the job was completed successfully and made themselves available for me to talk to during out-of-work hours. They transferred all the remaining data that was not urgent onto a USB stick and returned it in the post to me, thus very satisfactorily completing an exemplary and outstanding service.

Adrian Howells (Performance Artist and Honorary Research Fellow ) - University of Glasgow

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