After a legal firms Server failed with key information needed for imminent court cases they contacted their IT support company who had long advised they needed a better server and backup system. Since this was a true emergency and required a rapid response the support company took it to what appeared to be their local Data Recovery centre in Leeds. The reality is the drives were then forwarded to Wales and after a week a bill of over £6400+vat was presented. This was far in excess of what was indicated initially and much longer than it should have taken, taking nearly a week to achieve. R3 Was contacted for a second opinion and confirmed the emergency price upfront and achieved the recovery within 24 Hrs of collection from Wales, this despite the distance between sites.
Here is the IT Companies review, the client obviously cannot be identified for legal and data protection reasons:-
“The service our customer received from R3 was extraordinary. Professionalism, great communication, very fast recovery of a 3 disk RAID0 array of all the data following a hardware failure of one of the drives. Having physically visited their operation to collect the recovered data I was pleasantly impressed with their laboratory, security and facilities in general. I would thoroughly recommend”
Response from Andy Butler Operations Director at R3 Data Recovery
Despite your problems and almost a week taken by a competitor to try recovering your clients data I was able to organise an emergency collection early morning and have the driver bring your case direct from Near Cardiff to Sheffield and the recovered data was ready for collection 24hrs later.
Security House may not be the most modern of buildings, we may not have Welsh Assembly grants underpinning us, but it is one of the very best labs in terms of success rates anywhere and at much lower actual cost than those advertised by other data recovery companies. It has been my base of operations since 2007 and is used by several disaster recovery and data providers, as well as hundreds of home users and businesses every month. Whilst we were quicker, our upfront pricing was still significantly lower and much quicker than our competitors “free in lab assessment” and “aim to achieve” pricing.
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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