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.
R3 Data Recovery were amazing! The service was excellent and Prompt. My daughters memory stick snapped in half with loads of her A-level and BTEC work on it. It was a Sunday evening when the stick broke, I phoned Andy Butler ( who made my daughter and myself feel better with his professionalism and calm advice) and within the next hour I had dropped off the stick at his laboratory - the day after Monday afternoon Andy had e-mailed me to inform me that my daughters work had been recovered. Also a big thank you to the duty engineer Mike Wainwright who had worked on the stick.
Nina And Charlotte
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