A case came into R3 data recovery early one morning with a story along the lines of "laptop dropped need emails ASAP" so we sprang into action.
The hard drive was removed from the laptop and opened in our cleanroom to find the top platter surface slightly scratched from the impact of hitting the floor but considering the urgency we decided to undertake a head swap and a donor was sourced from our stock.
The head swap went fine with no drama and the hard drive was moved onto our diagnostic machine and powered up for the first time.. After some calibration noises the hard drive decided to behave and the proprietary Firm Ware was backed up and the cloning process begun.
With all data recovery from the technically simple to the multiple head swaps, priority files are always important as a damaged hard drive may only have a short life after such an accident so focussing on these files maximises the results in these circumstances.
In this client's case the email file was cloned the best possible considering the scratches and late that night the finished email file was uploaded.
I have recently used R3D to retrieve data from an external hard drive.
I called Andy at 11pm on a Saturday after my hard drive failed, he immediately ran through the symptoms and calmed my fears that all data was lost, but was honest that data recoveries are not always successful.
I required the data immediately as it was for a deadline the following Friday, the issue was I was based in London and the lab based in Sheffield.
After searching all data companies in and around London none would answer my call on a Saturday. In fact no one else would answer my call or say they could look at my case on the Sunday.
I took the drive myself to R3D and was very impressed with their facilities. Andy also explained the whole process and what they were doing at each stage.
Unfortunately the hard drive had a physical failure and needed to be rebuilt to have any chance of recovering the information.
After starting the rebuild at 4pm on the Sunday, Andy advised it would take him and his team until the morning to know if any information was recoverable - fantastic I thought. Andy and Mark got to work on my drive as soon as I left and by 10pm on Sunday they had retrieved almost the entirety of the information of my hard drive.
I cannot reccomend R3D highly enough, they are clearly experts in their field and have a passion for what they do. Through the whole process Andy kept me informed of progress and explained everything they were doing.
If you have a crisis or any data recovery needs these are the guys you need!
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