You plug your External Hard Disk into your PC / Mac… It doesn’t appear… Is there still hope? Have you lost all of your data, read on, this might help…
Data loss? We can rescue lost data from surprisingly extreme situations. Offsite Servers have an outstanding record of recovering lost data from every make and model of hard drive. That is why many small and large businesses plus even home users come to us. We understand the value of your data, it is more important than the device itself, whether it is lost accounts or memories of your children, or holidays. Every drive is analysed by an experienced Data Recovery Expert. There are some scenarios (e.g. platter damage – data has turned to powder) where no recovery company, even us, can recover data. Thankfully this is fairly unusual.
Offsite Servers are experts in the very latest techniques and often recover from drives that have been sent to other data recovery companies first. We are proud to say that to date, to our knowledge, all hard drives where it has not been possible for us to recover data that have not been recovered by any other data recovery company.
Why do Hard Drives Crash?
Hard drives are cheap. Manufacturers surf the curve between state-of-the-art design, reliability and production cost. They expect a certain percentage to fail within warranty and offset this in the price. They cannot test every drive to destruction. Each drive is factory-tuned individually, and two drives manufactured in the same factory on the same day may turn out to have widely different life-spans. Bear in mind though – all hard drives are machines and will fail eventually.
Should I let my mate have a go?
Only if they are a trained data recovery engineer! Of course, it’s your data and you are free to “have a go”. Note that once your hard drive starts showing problems, every additional action you take makes the data harder to recover and can even destroy critical data permanently. The hard drive in this state degrades rapidly.
Do not run anything that will write to the hard drive – do not run chkdsk, do not install any additional software to the hard drive, do not copy folders from one place to another.
Make sure you are satisfied that you’ve tried all the obvious things (e.g. plug the hard drive into another PC or Mac) and then call us on 0121 272 2032.
With our equipment, tools and knowledge we can recover lost data from drives which may appear dead – but watch out: if you explore too far, the drive may become totally unrecoverable.
Will you repair my Hard Drive?
Any repairs we might make are temporary for the purpose of forensically cloning the raw content. Mostly, once the data has been rescued, the original hard drive will be unusable or quickly return to being unusable. Sometimes, the temporary repairs last longer, but why continue to use something that let you down? Hard drives are relatively cheap. A new drive will have the benefits of improved speed, capacity, warranty and most definitely new technology.
What will data recovery cost me?
With a fixed hard drive data recovery price you can answer the question “what will data recovery cost me?” before we even begin. You only pay once, you are 100% satisfied we have recovered the data you need. Once the analysis is complete you will be sent an email demonstrating your recovered data to you, so you can be sure we have rescued your critical data before making payment.
Hard Drive Data Recovery Pricing
Drop off your hard drive to us… Data Recovery Report / Analysis of your hard drive is just £65+vat. We will provide you with a list of files that we can retrieve by email. This is deducted from the cost of recovery when the data is recovered. We will then quote you on the hard drive recovery if it is possible.
Look out for my next post on online backup… is it really that good?