Data Recovery is the process of attempting to retrieve data from a failing hard drive. How does a hard drive fail? They fail for lots of reasons. Sometimes computers are dropped which causes a mechanical failure of the drive. Hard drives themselves are very small compact devices with lots of moving parts and are prone to failure by nature. Customers sometimes fill their hard drive up with so much information that the system tends to forget where the files are stored. These are all typical scenarios for Data Recovery Services. Sometimes, given the right amount of luck and patience we are able to retrieve data from a failing hard drive by using special software that scans each little piece of the drive looking for data. These scans can take anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hours. There are times when we know right away just from the sound of the drive that we aren’t going to get any data. The best thing to do if you think you may have a failing hard drive is to stop using it immediately and Contact Us for the best option for recovery.
We also have the option of sending the hard drive to a facility where they can remove the hard drive platters and recover data. This option is expensive but has an 80-90% recovery rate even if the Hard Drive was in a fire.