When a personal or business hard drive fails and is beyond repair one of the first things you may wonder is whether you’ve backed up all of your data. The problem becomes even more complicated when the data is sentimental or crucial for business.

Causes of Data Loss

Perhaps you’ve deleted the wrong file, experienced a recent fire, or accidentally dropped your external hard drive. Other incidents include viruses, power surges, sabotage, equipment malfunction, or liquid damage.

Physical Recovery vs. Logical Recovery

There are two types of recovery that recent data loss may fall under. These include physical data recovery and logical data recovery.

Physical data recovery is when the internal components of a hard drive fail due to damage or wear. It makes up the majority of hard drive recovery services and involves physically taking the hard drive apart for diagnosis and recovery. We work closely with a third party data recovery centre that can repair the parts, extract raw data from the hard drive, rebuild the data, or clone it to a working hard drive in order to retrieve the information. This is strictly for experts, as static or simple inexperience can scratch and damage the data platters, rendering the hard drive in even worse condition.

Logical data recovery is needed when you’ve accidentally written over, reformatted or deleted information on the hard drive. Everyday software tools can be complicated or ineffective at retrieval. At Acomputerfield, we have our own professional software that is extremely effective at data recovery.

What Our Data Recovery Services Include

Upon consultation, we will evaluate the hard drive’s condition fully. If our own professional software is unable to retrieve the data we can send your hard drive away for a more thorough examination; examining heads and platters, the motor, and any damage to the logic board.

We offer data recovery for all equipment including Macs, PCs, external hard drives, flash drives, and more. Our specialist software gives us an edge over our competitors and helps us to retrieve data that other companies have determined is ‘unrecoverable’. We give critical attention and effort to every hard drive, whether it’s your family photographs or your company’s latest business project.

We recover data from external hard drives such as:

  • Hitachi
  • Seagate
  • Fujitsu
  • Western Digital
  • LaCie
  • Maxtor
  • Toshiba

Specialist White Room Access

Static will erase data on an exposed hard drive. This is why the IT environment in which a professional rebuilds, repairs, and retrieves data is a critical aspect of the work itself.

Acomputerfield works closely with a third party data recovery company which has a white room in which they work on data recovery and general hard drive repairs. We offer free consultations and there is never a call out charge or an obligation to purchase any of our services. For more information on how we can assist you with data recovery, contact Acomputerfield here.