We know all data is important to our clients, and we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to recover everything we can. However there are times when storage devices are in such a bad state, our engineers will need to target the priority data as they fear the device could fail completely during the recovery operation. And once the storage device has completely failed, the data is either unrecoverable or the costs increase dramatically as our engineers spend more time on complex operations and donor parts.
This situation is rather like a house being on fire. You will rescue the most important items first of all. If our engineers know what to aim for, they can save time and reduce the stress the storage device is under, increasing the chances of a successful recovery.
Whether data needs to be recovered from a single drive, NAS, SAN or RAID it’s vital the impact of the data loss is assessed. It’s important to know how the lost data has effected day to day operational tasks, and what data is needed when, to address business continuity. For example, a drive containing an SQL Database used for production and an application used once a quarter has died. The priority data would be the SQL Database, as it’s essential to the normal operation of the business.
What don’t we save on our own computers? From family pictures and videos to tax returns and school work. It’s all important! How do you prioritise this data? It is difficult as we often forget what we have and what we don’t have. Again it’s all about what is needed when. Are there deadlines for school and University work? Is it time for tax self-assessment, or do those pictures from last week’s wedding need sharing or are they the only copies?
Ideally we need to know the following:
It also helps if you tell us if the drive is encrypted in anyway as well. So if your device or any files are encrypted or password protected please supply all of the relevant usernames and passwords.
Most of the time we recover all data, but if we know what data is the priority, we can aim for that! The last situation we all need is that we’ve recovered data, the storage device fails and the data we have is not what you need.
R3 Data Recovery is real lab that deals with real disasters each an every day. If you have any sort of problem with a hard drive or any data storage device, we are the people to contact. Call us on 0800 999 3282 for immediate help and assistance.
I lost my data after inadvertently deleting my hard drive instead of my wife’s micro SD card in her phone. This was late at night after putting in some serious hours so I can only assume I was over tired and not really thinking. I right clicked the drive I thought was my wife’s card, it asked if I wanted to format it, I said ok and renamed it. A few seconds passed and I took out the SD card put it in the phone and the photos were still there. It took me a few moments to realise what I had done. When I went to the drive that held ten years work there was nothing there and it was renamed.
I went drip white I could hardly breathe… My wife came in asking what was wrong I explained that I had deleted the hard drive and lost everything not just photos, contracts, books I wrote, manuals for my company, all the history of everything I had ever done.
I quickly Googled data recovery whilst my wife found my friend Jack Daniels, there were a few that came up some saying they were 24 hours, when I rang no answer. I came across R3 Data Recovery and they said they were 24 hours, I rang and a real person answered my call. The chap I spoke to calmed me down, asked what I had done and what I had done after. I had the insight to not try and do anything myself as well as do nothing else to the drive. He told me they have great success and a good track record. I explained to him that right now I had lost anything so any data recovery would be better than none.
I have now had the drive back for a week or so and I have not found any of the work that is missing. I have lost my honeymoon pictures, however I may have these on disc somewhere. I estimate the data recovery is about 85%-90% successful. I know there are things missing but it has allowed me to carry on seamlessly without any major issues. I have as of yet to have really missed something. There was a bit of a glitch with the lead that when I connected the drive to the computer it told me the drive had malfunctioned. They organised a pick up the next day and within three days I had a new lead and the data was there. I think all in all even with the lead issue the returned my data within the ten days they said.
I cannot recommend them highly enough. Do not go for anyone else nor attempt anything yourself just call these guys and leave it with them, They kept me very informed and have done a cracking job I am amazed… they exceeded my expectations, thankfully.
Thank you R3 Data Recovery
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