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Data Recovery Services

A basic fact for every computer or external storage device user: hard drives crash. No matter if you’re using solid state drives, hybrid or platter based hard disks as your storage device, they WILL fail at some point, resulting in lost files and a tricky data loss situation . When hard drives fail, it is key to act quickly when it comes to getting it to a professional shop – basically, the quicker you power down and weigh your options, the less it’s going to cost you to restore deleted files. And, the more likely your recovered data can be returned to you immediately.

Questions Our Customers Often Ask:

What Is Data Recovery?
How Does Data Recovery Work?
Why Is Data Recovery Important?
How Long Does Data Recovery Take?
Is Data Recovery Worth It?
How Successful Is Data Recovery?
Can I Recover Data After A Disk Format?
How Will My Recovered Files Be Returned?

Types Of Data Recovery Offered

With over 30 years in the business, Hard Drive Recovery Group has literally seen it all when it comes to hard drives and data loss. While of course we have seen our fair share of laptop recovery, hard drive recovery, and data recovery software oriented retrievals, we also specialize in Enterprise level data recovery. We specialize in getting data back, no matter the storage media.

These storage device examples may include: server recovery such as Exchange recovery, SQL database recovery, Linux web server recovery, Oracle database disaster recovery, among others. We are well experienced with file systems, including Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac operating systems. Our data recovery process is well proven and highly successful thanks to 30 years of professional data recovery experience.

We also understand more complex storage device configurations, and are specialists when it comes to RAID data recovery services. In fact, we guarantee successful data recovery or you pay nothing to recover files.

Calling on Hard Drive Recovery Group to recover your files and data ensures you get the best deal on hard drive recovery and that you receive only the services you require; something many competing data recovery service companies cannot always promise.

Experience

When you speak to one of our data recovery technicians, you can be assured that you are dealing with someone with at least 20 years of storage device recovery experience. Physical damage, head crash or mechanical failure are never barriers to us recovering your critical data.

This day-in and day-out knowledge enables us to not only assess damaged drive problems effectively, but to provide you with the best, lowest cost file recovery solution available. Plus, your storage device is very safe during our recovery process because we image the hard disk drive FIRST, before we do a deep scan or begin recovering data.

Basically, if you have a file system issue, you likely won’t need clean room service. If your operating system is making it look like your storage device has failed, you may just need some technical help to get things working again. We provide that help to customers on a daily basis.

Data Recovery Pricing

Given the difficult economic times, pricing is very important to most of our customers. This is why we offer varying levels of service based on priority. So, if you need your data immediately, we offer an expedited data recovery service, whereas if the data is a lower priority, we can recover it over a longer period of time.

Whatever your drive’s situation, we typically can provide you with a guaranteed estimate BEFORE you send us your drive*, simply by either calling us on 1-866-341-HDRG, or filling out this form here. This ensures that you know what you will pay for successful data recovery before you make a decision.

Our pricing is universally known as the lowest in the industry – just search the web for “hard drive recovery pricing”, and you will see us, one of the first professional data recovery companies to handle data loss and file recovery nationwide.

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What Is Data Recovery?

Data recovery is the process of salvaging data from a storage medium, device or system that cannot be accessed in its normal state. It’s also known as data salvage, digital forensics, and computer forensics. Hard drive data recovery can be completed successfully by professionals who specialize in it, but you can also do it yourself with the right tools and know-how if there is nothing mechanically wrong with your storage device. The need for data recovery arises because of various reasons like operating system failure, virus attack, accidental deletion, head crash, file corruption, hardware malfunctioning etc.

How Does Data Recovery Work?

Data recovery is the process of gathering, extracting, and reconstructing data from storage devices. It’s often necessary when a device suffers from one or more forms of data loss or corruption. Many different types of storage devices require different processes for data recovery. Comparing these methods to the type of device that needs to be recovered will help determine which method is best suited to recover lost data. But to bring it back to basics, physical hard drive crash or failure will typically require data recovery services, while many logical or file system issues can be corrected with data recovery software.

Why Is Data Recovery Important?

Data recovery services are essential for companies looking to preserve their digital assets. Same with people, of course. Without clean room data recovery services like Hard Drive Recovery Group, physical hard drive crashes would mean that data disappears forever, including critical business data and sentimental stuff like personal photographs and videos. And sadly, thousands of hard drive crashes occur across the country each and every day. HDRG helps people and their storage devices recover from these data disasters.

How Long Does Data Recovery Take?

Data recovery can be a lengthy process or it can be expedited. It can take anywhere from a single day to weeks, depending on the urgency and if you need the data immediately, or if it’s a lower priority.

There are many factors that affect the time it takes for data to be recovered. The most important factor is the type of data that needs to be recovered. The second factor is the size of the drive where the data is stored. If your drive has been formatted and you want your files back, then it will take longer than if you just need to recover deleted files from an unformatted drive such as a USB flash drive or SD card. Either way, when you pay for expedited service, we make your case first priority, as opposed to first come, first serve. This can make a major difference in terms of time it takes to restore inaccessible data.

Is Data Recovery Worth It?

This depends on how you personally value your lost data. Recognize that recovering a physically failed hard drive will cost at least $300, and assess accordingly. Flash drives, solid state drives, USB sticks and memory cards often make for a cheaper data loss scenario.

Which Data Recovery Software Is Best?

If you need to recover data from a storage device, you might find it difficult to find the right recovery software. There are many recovery tools, but not all of them are reliable. With all of the different options available, it can be hard to figure out which data recovery software is best for your needs. Naturally, we prefer our own ultra-safe proprietary tools and data recovery software, but there are a few products out there that are OK in logical file corruption situations only. The issue is that data recovery software ONLY works when there is no physical issue with the hard drive. It’s easy to tell. If you need help, please call us at the number above before you go ahead. It can save you a lot of trouble and money!

How Successful Is Data Recovery?

Very successful, in fact. Using the best data recovery tools means that our current recovery rate is somewhere near 97% of all drives sent to us. This does not include hard disk drives that have been opened in unclean environments or rejected by other services, of course, but we will always take a courtesy look at those just in case they are still recoverable.

Can I Recover Data After A Disk Format?

Absolutely you can. In fact, provided you have not been running the storage device for long after the format, and have resisted saving new data onto the drive, our experienced engineers can typically restore your drive using basic data recovery software. This includes USB flash drives, Android phones, digital cameras and other devices used to store data.

How Will My Recovered Files Be Returned?

Once we have successful recovery and get your data back, you can choose whatever storage media you prefer in order to receive your data. These include hard disk drive, memory cards, USB sticks, solid state drives or any other storage devices (within reason). We can also fully encrypt your recovered data to enable you to securely download it.

Choosing A Data Recovery Service

So your hard drive has failed. Or that important report that your boss wanted by Friday has been accidentally deleted, and you need hard drive file recovery fast!

Pause… take a deep breath, and recognize that when you have suffered the pain of accidental data loss, there is a huge industry of data recovery professionals ready to help you recover your deleted files.

With Numbers Comes Choice

The once massive, but clearly consolidating numbers of service providers competing for your hard drive recovery dollar is surprising to most. For a time in the early 2000s, it seemed like the industry grew by a computer shop or two each day, each promising solid hard disk data recovery results and cheap file recovery solutions.

This level of choice was a double edged sword, however, particularly because the Internet has leveled the playing field for both professional, experienced hard drive recovery providers like HDRG, and also new “services” with barely a recovered hard disk to their name.

Differentiating between bandwagon jumpers and experienced data recovery companies is actually easier than you might think, however. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing your recovery service:

1. How long? – Experience, especially when it comes to hard drive recovery, is always key. Find out how long the hard drive recovery company you contact has been in business. But don’t take their word for it… Use a state government company search if necessary to determine just how long the company you want to deal with has been in the hard drive data recovery business.

2. Price And Worth – Using price as a factor when looking for a HDD restoration service is usually the number one consideration for consumers, an error which can actually make the overall hassle of hard drive repair and file recovery much higher.

Recently, a group of computer shops have begun to offer full hard drive recovery services for $300 or sometimes less. Sadly, these shops are rarely equipped for an actual all-out physical hard drive failure, of course, and typically just use a high-end data recovery software package to attempt to recover data and lost files. If your drive has failed, sending it to a low-end provider like this is a complete waste of time – without trained technicians, advanced tools and specialized equipment like a specialized clean room, you may be throwing good money after a bad drive. No data loss scenario is worth this hassle.

3. Time Spent – Depending on the nature of your file recovery needs, time may one of several factors that are critical. As an example, some personal photos you’d really like back are likely to be far less urgent than your company’s Exchange server. You may want to choose a low cost, longer delay service for the former, but a well-versed professional for the latter. Expedited hard drive recovery is more expensive, but when your business is halted because of a dead mission-critical hard drive, the price definitely WILL be well worth it.

4. Location or not? – Some people consider this an important characteristic, and it may come into play when considering a provider. In the end, choosing the shop you feel can do the best quality job is paramount, however, and location shouldn’t even come into it. Whether you’re paying FedEx to ship hard disk drives overnight to an out of state provider or paying a courier to ship a disk across town, the costs are likely to be the same. Consider what you feel to be the best data recovery service – let the delivery service worry about the location.

Important Notes About The Data Recovery Process

Because we use proprietary drive cloning processes, we offer the safest level of recovery in the industry. We work at recovering a clone of your data, not typically on the drive directly, as it offers a level of security that keeps our recovery rates well above 95% and virtually eliminates permanent data loss.

Average lead time for our regular hard disk recovery services is between two and four business days and will vary based upon current workload. Expedited service is given the highest priority, and can typically be performed in 24 hours or less.

Other Hard Drive Recovery Service Offerings

Because we have training with almost all media going back 30 years, we can recover data from storage devices and media such as digital backup tape, floppy disks of all varieties, LS120 cartridges, DVDs and others. Data corruption, operating system failure, virus attack, logical failure and fire damage are issues we deal with every single day.

We also are recognized by most RAID, SAN and NAS manufacturers as a certified data recovery provider. Call us at the toll free number above for more details.

*Some RAID 5 array recovery jobs require that we physically assess the drives before we can provide a correct estimate. In these cases, we never proceed with recovery without your confirmation that pricing is acceptable. In fact, if our pricing is too high for your budgetary constraints, we will ship the drives back to you free of charge.

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Ask a question, request a quote or check recovery status. Call us.

We are ready to help you recover your data 24 hours/day, 7 days/week!