As a data recovery lab R3 see all sorts of storage devices for recovery because they are not recoverable by using a docking bay or software.
In other words drives affected by power, environment or physical interference needing our skilled engineers and the resources of a data recovery lab.
Of the last 10,000 recoveries requiring engineering level recovery the average age of the HDD was 4 years old. Ranging from a few days old - which had been dropped – to a 22 year old continuous use drive which had multiple power outages.
The average age for an SSD coming in for recovery is 1 year old, ranging from 1 month as result of a spike to a 6 year drive which suffered a controller failure, but most come in appearing to be accessible but taking hours and even weeks to transfer files.
SSD in MacBooks and iMac as well as high-end HP and Dell AlienWare’s are what we see most but there is also an increase in Server RAID failures using SSD.
The issue with SSD is it has a higher risk of corruption and slower recovery times. A recent 1TB Sandisk took 25 days to recover, this was just the difference in read speed of an SSD in a failed state. Most of the recovered data had some irreversible corruption to the files that could not be corrected.
As a company running over 100 computer systems and servers plus over 500 x 1TB to 8TB drives used on fortnightly rotation as part of our imaging and recovery process, we would be the first to adopt SSD if it was faster, cheaper and would improve efficiency.
For any SSD data recovery speak to the R3 team for free and impartial advice, and get the UK’s best data recovery company restoring your data. Call us FREE on 0800 999 3282 or use the quick contact form and we will get right back in touch with you.
I have recently used R3D to retrieve data from an external hard drive.
I called Andy at 11pm on a Saturday after my hard drive failed, he immediately ran through the symptoms and calmed my fears that all data was lost, but was honest that data recoveries are not always successful.
I required the data immediately as it was for a deadline the following Friday, the issue was I was based in London and the lab based in Sheffield.
After searching all data companies in and around London none would answer my call on a Saturday. In fact no one else would answer my call or say they could look at my case on the Sunday.
I took the drive myself to R3D and was very impressed with their facilities. Andy also explained the whole process and what they were doing at each stage.
Unfortunately the hard drive had a physical failure and needed to be rebuilt to have any chance of recovering the information.
After starting the rebuild at 4pm on the Sunday, Andy advised it would take him and his team until the morning to know if any information was recoverable - fantastic I thought. Andy and Mark got to work on my drive as soon as I left and by 10pm on Sunday they had retrieved almost the entirety of the information of my hard drive.
I cannot reccomend R3D highly enough, they are clearly experts in their field and have a passion for what they do. Through the whole process Andy kept me informed of progress and explained everything they were doing.
If you have a crisis or any data recovery needs these are the guys you need!
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