Interesting Facts About Hard Drive Data Recovery
If you are as invested in research and development in data recovery as we are at WeRecoverData.com, you quickly build up a list of interesting facts about the subject.
There are a lot of misconceptions about hard drive data recovery that are circulated both online and through general information. In some cases, IT professionals may also be providing misleading information that is outdated or no longer relevant in the data recovery industry.
To clarify some common misconceptions and to put the role of hard drive data recovery in the age of cloud-based computing in perspective, here are some interesting facts that explain the importance of our service – now more than ever.
- Businesses that are struck by a natural disaster that destroys their server or data center or data storage system are very likely to close within one year if they cannot complete data recovery. In a study by Geek World News, half of these businesses that are struck by fire, flooding or other natural disasters will fail in the first year after the incident.
- One-third of businesses do not have a backup plan for their data. They rely on a single server or another storage device as their sole data storage option.
- Remote recovery of data through internet connections is a highly beneficial option to quickly restore mission-critical aspects of the business. Our team of engineers can remotely restore data in many types of situations, eliminating the need to send the drive for data recovery. With this process, the system can be restored using secure encryption and typically within a few hours of the call.
- Even badly damaged hard drives that have been dropped, hit, submerged in water or are in a fire can go through our hard drive data recovery process. As we offer a no recovery no fee policy, there is no risk to our customers.
If you have any questions about our process or data recovery, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-866-400-DATA for USA/Canada or internationally at +1-212-594-5946. Click here for more information.
What Not To Do If You Need Data Recovery Services In London
Sometimes, knowing what to do is not all the information that is required. For individuals and businesses in London that have experienced a hard drive failure, there are also some important things not to do before you give our data recovery experts a call.
Unfortunately, many people, including some IT teams, will make the mistake of trying to complete data recovery on their own. Not only can this make it more difficult for our technicians and specialists to extract and recover data, but it may wipe out data that could have been fully or partially recovered.
What To Do
If the hard drive starts to act differently than normal, it is important to discontinue use immediately. For an external drive, this is a simple disconnection of the drive from the device. Internal hard drives will continue to attempt to read and write over existing data, so immediately shutting down the computer or device is essential to prevent further data loss and fragmentation.
On our website, we provide information on removing an internal hard drive as well as how to pack the device for shipment. For our customers in London, we have an office in Soho Square that offers 24/7 service by appointment, which is a critical consideration for many of our corporate customers. Once we have the drive, we can begin the process of data recovery, starting with evaluation and analysis of the drive.
What Not To Do
To maximize the potential data recovery, even with physically damaged drives or devices, do not attempt to use utilities or software downloads to recover the data on your own. We have the cutting-edge software, which will be more efficient at recovery and provide a higher recovery rate than online software options.
For more information on the services we offer at WeRecoverData.com, contact us today at 1-866-400-DATA for USA/Canada or in London at +1-212-594-5946.
The Time it takes to recover data
Time is money.
We understand that time can be very crucial for our clients, especially when its involved a business downtime.
Our company, within all its departments and service chain, from the shipping the receiving, to the lab and engineers, to customer service, all are aware of the importance of the time factor.
We designed a custom database to measure and monitor all the aspects and phases of time within our company and the recovery process.
When we quote a case, we estimate how long a recovery will take, our quote will not change if it takes longer (which rarely it is) – therefore its in our best interest to complete the recovery on time and/or exceed the client expectation to recover their data sooner than later.
In many mission time critical cases, clients choosing our 24/7 around the clock recovery, that service level will include a dedicated team working on the case around the clock.
In addition to our awareness and time monitoring tools, our R&D departments developed recovery tools with time aspect in mind. For example, we developed a remote recovery OS image, where the client can download and create a bootable USB drive, in many cases, the media doesn’t have to be brought or shipped in to us and the whole recovery can be done remotely. Our recovery tools are designed to focus on the client critical files, instead of wasting valuable time on recovering what the client does not need.
Time related FAQs:
- How long will take to receive my data back?
- Once the recovery is done, we can put all the data on a secure FTP site for immediate download. We can also prepare the data on a drive and ship it back to the client on regular ground service or overnight. We can focus on the client files priority and make those available first.
- How long an evaluation take?
- Generally 6-24 hours or a business day, and we can always expedite it with an additional cost.
- How long is the recovery process takes?
- These are our general service options:
- In-lab standard recovery (Usually 3-5 business days)
- In-lab priority recovery (Usually 1-3 business days)
- In-lab priority weekend recovery (Usually 1-3 days)
- In-lab emergency recovery (24/7 around the clock recovery)
- On-site recovery (On clients premises)
- Remote (24/7/365 around the clock recovery)
- These are our general service options:
As we our a client focused company, the time can change from one case to another based on the type of problem, media size and work involved.
Please contact us and speak to an expert to discuss your specific case. We are standing by. 24/7.
The Cost of Data Recovery
The cost of recovery is based on several factors including:
- Cause of the data loss and its effect on the media.
- Severity of the data loss.
- Amount of data or media size in some cases may affect the cost.
- Amount of work necessary to retrieve the critical data.
- Resources our company need to allocate for the specific case.
- Expertise within our company who can perform the recovery.
The first step in the data recovery process is for our engineers to conduct a thorough diagnostic evaluation of your media and put together an accurate recovery plan specific to your case.
This comprehensive analysis gives our engineers insight into the underlying issues regarding your case and allows us to develop a custom recovery plan that provides the best chance of recovering your critical data.
There are many data recovery companies that are not reputable offering flat rate pricing or exact pricing over the phone prior to even seeing the media. This is designed to get your case in the door where the price can either change from that point or they can charge you for a recovery that may not even be successful or what you are looking to recover.
If you request an estimate or contact us directly, we will provide you with a range of pricing based on the details of your case, so you know upfront what to expect from us. This eliminates any surprises and provides utmost transparency which is what you would expect from a reputable professional data recovery company.
WeRecoverData.com offers both competitive pricing and industry leading data recovery times to help minimize the downtime you are experiencing with your data loss. Furthermore, we guarantee the success our data recoveries! If we cannot recover your critical files, there is no charge for the recovery fee!
Our US Hard Drive Recovery Process
At WeRecoverData.com we have developed a streamlined, efficient and highly effective way to recover data from a wide range of data storage devices. We can provide recovery services for memory cards through to complex RAID arrays, virtual servers, and databases, and we also provide hard drive recovery for businesses as well as private individuals.
In the US, as well as in Canada, Europe, and South America, we offer locations in the major centers. Our largest network is here in the US, and we have physical locations in many states with the option to mail in your hard drive for recovery services from any location both nationally and internationally.
Regardless of the type of hard drive recovery service required, we follow a specific process throughout all of our service offices. This allows us to provide consistent, cutting-edge technology to recover files from any data storage device.
To help you to understand the process, here is a general overview of what we will do for your hard drive recovery.
Submit Your Case
The first step will be to use our web portal to submit your case. This is a form you will complete online through our secure site. Once you submit a case, you will receive a case number. This number can be taken into one of our locations, or we can generate a free US or Canada shipping label to send your drive to us.
The Next Steps
Once we receive the hard drive will evaluate and analyze the drive. This allows us to provide you with an accurate quote for the recovery process. Once we have your approval, we will convert the unreadable or inaccessible data to readable data in the format of your choice.
We will then send you the verification of the recovery and then copy the recovered files to the media you request. This process allows you, as the consumer to understand how the process is going throughout the entire recovery.
To learn more, browse the website, submit a case or call us at 1-866-400-DATA for USA/Canada or internationally at +1-212-594-5946.
Important Factors In Hard Drive Recovery Services
There are a lot of very good reasons why Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and home computer owners turn to WeRecoverData.com when they have hard drive problems.
Our extensive experience in providing hard drive recovery services gives us an advantage over general computer repair services or even other specialized data recovery services. Keep in mind; we also provide recovery for RAID arrays, servers, removable media, databases and other types of storage devices.
There are several key factors in our hard drive recovery services that make us very different from the competition. These factors are always important to our clients where data recovery is needed for an enterprise or to get the family photos off a memory card.
Fast Turnaround Time
Our goal is to have an evaluation of the hard drive completed within 24 hours of submission. This provides you with information on the cause of the failure as well as the cost of recovery given the issue, the amount of data and the type of device.
Then, most data recovery will be completed in three to five business days. We also offer priority hard drive recovery services in one to three days and the same period for weekend services. For those clients requiring emergency recovery, we can provide 24/7/365 remote recovery, in-lab recovery or even come directly to your premises.
Unbeaten Ability to Recover Data
We offer the highest industry success rate in data recovery. This is a big advantage for our clients as many have been told by other very good data recovery services that the hard drive is not recoverable. With our state-of-the-art labs and our ongoing research and development, we offer cutting-edge technology that is capable of significant recovery even with flood or fire damage.
WeRecoverData.com also offers a no free for recovery if we can’t capture the data. To learn more about our services, call us at 1-866-400- DATA in the US and Canada or +1-212-594-5946 internationally or contact us online to submit a case.
The Importance Of Our Hard Drive Recovery Lab
At WeRecoverData.com, our focus has always been on providing cutting-edge data recovery programs for our clients. This includes the Fortune 500 companies we work with on an ongoing basis in their global enterprises as well as the home computer user who has just experienced a hard drive crash.
One of the ways that we can continue to provide state-of-the-art services to our clients is through our emphasis on research and development. Unlike some data recovery services that use the latest in technology, we are at the forefront in creating that technology to keep our company in as a true industry leader.
The Importance of a Clean Room
In our hard drive recovery lab, we use very specific protocols to maintain the clean room environment. This is essential to prevent small debris, microscopic dust, and organic materials as well as dust and even lint from clothing from becoming a problem while we are working on the hard drive.
This same type of clean room technology is also used in our research and development labs. Like our hard drive recovery lab, this is an area that is completely isolated from the rest of the facility, even to include specialized air filtration to remove microns sized dust and airborne matter.
Our Research is in the News
Through the work of our engineers, scientists and technicians working in our hard drive recovery lab and research facilities, we have developed new software to clone disks and safely copy data from physically damaged drives or unstable drive areas.
We have also made the news from our hard drive recovery lab in recovering information from damaged optic discs and in recovery from OCZ SSD drives that was previously thought to be unrecoverable.
Take a few minutes and browse through our data recovery research and development section and read the press releases and our case studies. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-866-400- DATA in the US and Canada or +1-212-594-5946 internationally. Click here for more information.
What Is The Cost To Recover Hard Drive Data?
Perhaps the most common first question we get from anyone new to working with the team at WeRecoverData.com is about the cost to recover hard drive data once the hard drive has crashed.
It is only natural that people want to know how much the service is going to cost, something that is very understandable. However, there can be many things that have contributed to the hard drive problem, with the potential for all of those factors to make a recovery more difficult and time-consuming.
There are two general categories of hard drive failure. The first one is a logistic or software problem that has corrupted or affected a part of the drive. This may occur with incorrect formatting, accidental deletions, re-partitioning of the drive or any number of non-mechanical or physical types of issues.
The second reason people may need us to recover hard drive data is a result of a mechanical or physical failure in the disk. There can be several things that contribute to this including spindle motor problem, degradation of moving parts in the hard drive or even a fuse problem.
With software problems, it may be possible to use software to remedy the situation. Our cutting-edge software can often recover data that other programs are not able to find and restore.
Mechanical problems will require our technicians to attempt to fix the hard drive and retrieve the data. This is a more complex issue that can take more time.
After we understand the cause of the hard drive failure, we can provide a quote for the cost of the recovery. If we are not able to recover hard drive data for some reason, we do not charge a fee for the recovery attempt that was made.
To learn more or to get started in submitting a case, visit us online. We can also answer any questions you may have at 1-866-400- DATA in the US and Canada or +1-212-594-5946 for international clients.