The recent weather and flood damages have affected many areas over the last month, but one thing we don’t expect is the hard drives in our computers to be recoverable, flood damaged drives are recoverable providing they are protected from further risk of damage and not dumped along with other biohazard goods.
Water ingress is generally through the pressure equalisation valve. Thankfully most drives have already stopped spinning when power is cut or the PCB shorts out.
It is important that any flood affected storage device not be powered up, even after drying off the PCB. Many will have water still inside, as some platter damage can be caused making the recovery more time absorbing.
The R3 team are currently assisting with over 50 other emergency cases this week ranging from SSD and Hard drives from PC’s MacBooks, servers, NAS and industrial production equipment such as computer controlled CNC machines.
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.
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