Here at R3 we extract data from customer's drives every day and we ensure that data is moved successfully without any issues. If there are any issues with copying then it's normally to do with the drive itself and not the actual software.
You can extract customer's data in a number of ways depending on the fault of the drive. If we are working with a drive that is slightly degraded, then it would be straight forward. In this case we would simply hook up the cloned drive to one of our copying machines and copy the data from one copying software program to an external drive for the customer to use.
In cases such as if the drive is degraded but also has a damaged Master file table, then we can't just copy the data there and then, we have to scan the drive so that the MFT has a chance of repairing itself. Then once the structure appears and the files are tested OK then we are free to extract the data.
With copying data that is HFS+ (MAC data), we can't just use the same copying software as we use for windows drives, we would have to use a different piece of software that is suitable for MAC drives and helps it to copy quicker.
I was delighted with the service from the R3 team. My daughter, a teacher, had two years of lessons on a USB stick. She had tried another company after being told the charge would be either around £100 or around £200. But when they received the stick, they said they needed to buy a widget to sort out the problem, and that the cost would be around £385. So I asked them to send me the stick back.
Then I went to the team at R3 Data Recovery. They gave me an order number over the phone and I then wrote a letter, enclosed it with the stick, and sent it off to Sheffield on a Friday. R3 told me it would be either £79 plus VAT or £149 plus VAT. They notified me on Monday that it had arrived, and on Tuesday morning that they sent me a list of files they could recover. The charge was £79 plus VAT. I paid by bank transfer, and later that day they uploaded all the files into a Dropbox folder. So a hearty recommendation from me.
What impressed me particularly, their success apart, is that if R3 had said it was £149 plus VAT I would have paid without questioning them. But they didn’t. Excellent service.
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