Data Recovery

Data Recovery

If you have ever experienced accidental disk format, file deletion (Shift+Del) or even disk explosion, water and humidity corrosion, heat melting, mechanical failure and any other type of phisical damages on your Hard Disk Drive, external Data Card and USB Flash Memory you should read on - YOUR DATA CAN BE RECOVERED !!!

ACCIDENTAL DATA ERASURE is most common situation of data loss. In most cases users accidentally press Shift+Del keys or empty Recycle Bin (Trash) and their data seems to be lost forever. Lucky for all of you it is not all lost! We can recover most of these data if you shut down your PC or MAC immediately after the incident and bring us your disk for data recovery. Why? Data actually still exist and they are only marked for overwrite. If you continue to use disk they will be overwritten for sure and then your data will be lost for ever!

ACCIDENTAL DISK FORMAT is another common case of accidental data loss. No matter how strange are the circumstances of these accidents they all have in common the agony of data loss from disk! Most of those data can be recovered if you immediately shut down your PC or MAC after the incident and bring us your disk for data recovery. If you continue to use your data will be overwritten and lost for ever.

Other LOGICAL FAILURES include disk partition loss, reinstallment of Operating System and all other types of data loss while using your technically valid PC or MAC. As in prior cases disk should be brought for data recovery as soon as possible before permanent data loss occurs.

BAD SECTORS are sectors on a computer's disk drive or flash memory that cannot be used due to permanent damage (or an OS inability to successfully access it), such as physical damage to the disk surface (or sometimes sectors being stuck in a magnetic or digital state that cannot be reversed) or failed flash memory transistors. It is usually detected by a disk utility software such as CHKDSK or SCANDISK on Microsoft systems, or BADBLOCKS on Unix-like systems. They can also be detected by S.M.A.R.T. system or most commonly by usage (problems while loading files or softwares). In most cases we can successfully recover most of data within bad sectors but time is crucial so recovery process should be done as soon as you find out about bad sectors.

MECHANICAL FAILURES of Hard Disk Drives (HDD) is something that happens in time no matter how carefully we use our disks. Constant read-write process while using the disk causes vibrations that effects all parts of disk. Also disk drive motor can become faulty or circuit board can be short-circuited (even burned). There is also the "Click of Death" - the clicking sound in disk storage systems that signals a disk drive has failed, often catastrophically. In all those cases we can replace faulty parts and patch-up disk just as long as it takes to recover your data. You should bring your disk for data recovery as soon as failure occurs - any prolongation can cause permanent data loss.

PHYSICAL DAMAGE of disk occurs in many accidental situation which are very common no matter how strange their circumstances may seem. Accidental drops and crashes, coffee spills, fire burns, humidity corrosion, electrical surge or overvoltage can damage any part of disk and data can be loss. But the loss can (hopefully) be only temporary. The most important part of any disk is data storage part. Other parts of the disk can always be replaced and disk can be patch-up to hold on for data recovery.

FIRMWARE FAILURE is relatively difficult to recognize since it manifests itself differently depending on the model of the disk drive. Firmware is the software code that is located within the disk drive and it controls how disk drive operates. It contains disk's geometry which is unique for each disk drive and allows proper synchronization with the computer and finally with the operating system. All larger capacity disk drives have more complex firmware and more susceptible to failures. We use special database of firmwares for all disk drives ever manufactured so we can locate the appropriate one and repair the malfunction.

RAID FAILURE (redundant array of independent disks failure) can occur because of many reasons - logical and physical damages. We can treat both of those general types of causes and successfully recover data from RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID AGD, RAID 5E, RAID 5EE, RAID 6, RAID 1E, RAID 0+1, RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 51. Please contact us for any specific RAID configuration.

External Memory Cards, USB Flash Memory and Solid-state Drives (SSD) are treated for any type of logical failures before data recovery. In most cases data can be successfully recovered but you have to bring us damaged device as soon as the malfunction occurs so the permanent data loss can be prevented.

Floppy, CD and DVD discs can also be treated for data recovery with specific mechanical and chemical process. Although mechanical damage can seem permanent for data loss all is not lost and you should bring your discs for examination.

Clients are involved in any part of the process and they can follow the updates using our Live Online Notification System (it includes browse through recovered data).

We understand clients' need for privacy so we accept all regular and specific Non-disclosure Agreements.

Please contact us for any questions or inquiries.