As a national data recovery company covering all areas of the UK and sometimes overseas, we see our fair share of problems with the devices people send us. From customers opening the drives themselves and having an attempt (DIY) to what computer shops or "have a go heroes" have done to try and get the data back.
If you want to make sure you get your data back you need to contact a real data recovery company like ourselves at R3. Many times, you'll get computer shops which will offer data recovery but actually, all they'll do is run software on the drives and potentially make the situation worse.
On many occasions, we will receive drives that have been to computer shops who have tried running software on a mechanically failed drive, which has then lead to causing damage inside the drive making the situation a lot worse than it was. This makes the job for the recovery company a lot more difficult and the cost a lot higher for yourselves the customer.
This is why at any point your drive stops working and is making any unusual noises you must power off the drive and contact a data recovery company immediately.
Here at R3, we offer an over the phone assessment with a free quote explaining the process. If you decided to go ahead we always do a free assessment. Before any work is commenced we have all the information we need about what damage has been caused to the drive if any.
This is the most common that occurs, the next most common is when people attempt data recovery themselves and sometimes open the drive themselves. Opening a drive outside of cleanroom can be incredibly dangerous and any debris like dust that gets into the drive can be catastrophic. Any foreign bodies that are in the drive can cause mechanical failures, even putting fingerprints and contaminating the platter surface can affect the drive in more ways than you think.
If you think your hard drive has failed, the best thing you can do if you want your data back is to contact a data recovery company they will be able to give you a good idea as to what the failure is with just a brief description of how the drive is acting.
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 today 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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