Data Recovery Logical and Physical Hard Drive Recovery

Data Recovery Process

Data recovery process involves extraction of the lost data from salvaged, inaccessible, or corrupted storage media such as hard disk drives, flash cards, CDs, DVDs, RAID arrays, and other electronic devices. Among other reasons, data can be lost due to natural disasters, computer viruses and crimes, malfunctioning hardware or human errors. Depending on the cause of the data loss, either physically or logically damaged media might cause the device failure. However, most lost data is not permanently lost, but simply not accessible by the user.

Using specialized proprietary equipment, our experienced IT professionals were able to recover millions of terabytes of data over the years. In fact, our extensive facilities and expertise ensure nearly 98% of successful recoveries, including all drives sent to us under “no data – no charge” policy.

Logical Damage Recovery

The more common damage type is logical damage to a file system. Logical damage can be caused by power outages, hardware problems (e.g. RAID controllers), driver problems, or system crashes. All of these events leave the file system in an inconsistent state causing such problems as drives reporting negative amounts of free space, system crashes, or physical loss of data.

Physical Damage Recovery

Physical damage to storage media might occur due to a variety of reasons. For instance, hard disks can suffer such mechanical failures as head crashes, failed motors, or other faulty electronics. Both the physical as well as the logical damage must be dealt with before any files can be salvaged from the failed device.

Due to the complexity of the process, most physical damage cannot be repaired by end users. First, end users generally do not have the hardware or technical expertise required for a device repair. Also, normal environment can only complicate the recovery process. Specifically, opening a hard disk outside of a clean room will result in dust settling on its surface causing further damage to the head assembly and the platters. In order to protect the media while the repairs are being done, our technicians perform all internal work inside a class 100 clean room environment.

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