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.
When my external backup drive failed I feared many years of documents were lost. Not only were the files recovered but presented back in their original folders so they could be easily reviewed and restored to my system. Sensitive documents were dealt with confidentially. Excellent timely service.
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