What We Can Offer
Data Recovery from hard drives where the problem can be solved with specialist software. This equipment is not the cheap or free software that claims to recover your deleted files. These products are ok for recovering simple file deletion issues but won’t help with proper recoveries. We have a variety of products costing a lot of money that give us a good chance of getting your data back. Prices start from £80.00 plus the cost of any media to recover the data to. Call us on 01923 549001.
Physical Damage To Drive
Where the hard drive needs to opened to replace damaged parts (usually read/write heads) we no longer do this in-house as it tends to be very expensive (around £500) and most of our customers do not want to pay these sort of prices. However, we work closely with a data recovery business that offers advanced data recovery who don’t charge for examining a drive before giving a quote. Your only cost is the postage charge getting the drive to them, usually less than £10.00 and a similar cost for the return. Be aware that with this sort of recovery any attempt by someone without the skills and equipment is likely to make things worse and probably destroy the data for good. If you would like to find out more then contact us on 01923 549001.
Don’t Make Things Worse
Hard drive data recovery is a challenging business and there are no shortcuts. If your drive isn’t recognised by Windows or if it makes unusual noises then stop using it. The disk will only degrade further and you will lost your data. If you do run a basic recovery program then never try to save recovered data to the drive that you are working on as you will end up overwriting any data there and it will be lost for ever. Don’t run inbuilt Windows programs like Chkdsk as this will definitely degrade the disk further.
Free Or Cheap Data Recovery Software
Good for recovering accidentally deleted files or formatted drives but nothing else. These products can’t do serious data recovery work. In fact they will just damage the disk further and make recovery less likely.
USB Memory Stick Data Recovery
USB memory sticks are generally cheap and not very robust. They are useful for moving data between devices but you don’t rely on them for data storage. Contact us for for a free estimate.
This is an example of a usb stick where the plugin had snapped off from the device. We were able to solder connections from the port to the board. However, it turned out the data track on the board was also damaged. We also had to solder another cable to the memory chip which enabled the successful recovery of the data.
USB Memory Stick Recovery Prices
Costs for usb memory stick data recovery start at around £80.00 . However, prices are more where the memory chip needs to be removed and analysed by specialist hardware.