Recovering Critical Business Data and Precious Memories.

Hard Disk Drive crashes can come suddenly and without warning. You may turn on your computer one day and receive an "Operating System not Found", "Inaccessible Boot Disk", or similar error. Data Recovery Labs charge steep fees, typically starting at $1,500 and upwards. In some cases physical drive damage requires these services. If this is the case we can act as your representative. However, in most cases these errors are often related to logical errors, where using sophisticated software analysis tools your valuable data can be saved! We can also recover accidental or maliciously deleted files. This also includes recovering files from CryptoWall variants and other types of Ransomware! Not sure what happened or when it happened? Just tell us everything you know and we'll give you our honest opinion as to whether the data can be recovered.

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Data Recovery  Recovering Deleted Files


If you had files on your device that you accidentally deleted they can easily be recovery under specific circumstances. Specifically speaking, data that is deleted is just marked to be overwritten. Therefore if the the storage media is powered down after the accident occurs the empty areas of the drive can be scanned and previous files can be packaged back together. The longer a storage media is used after the deletions occurs the less likely the data will be able to be recovered. Circumstances like virus attack, accidental deletion or accidental use of SHIFT+DELETE. In these cases, data recovery software are used to recover/restore the data files.

Data Recovery Storage Drive Will Not Mount


Storage Media that is unable to be mounted as a Drive Letter in Windows or viewed in Finder on Mac may be the result of Logical Failure or Physical Failure. If personal data existed on the drive prior to this issue occurring, the drive should be disconnected and brought to a Data Recovery Company for analysis. Prolonged use of the drive or trial and error attempts by the end users can decrease the chance of data recovery.

Data Recovery Storage Drive That Will Not Power On


Storage Media that will not power on can be an easy or complex issue. Sometimes this problem can be resolved by removing the physical storage drive from the drive housing or repairing the power header on USB Flash Drives or PCB. In these situations, true Data Recovery is not needed. More complex situations may include damaged Printed Circuit Boards which require the PCB to be replaced and the firmware chip from the damaged PCB be transferred. A technician with the proper tools and training can perform these repairs with a soldering station and/or hot air re-flow station.

Data Recovery Logical Failure


Logical Storage Drive faults are incredibly common. Issues Include: Partition Corruption, Firmware Errors, Sector Errors or Malicious Code Execution from Viruses or Malware. In these scenarios, data recovery is normally very successful, and can even be done without the need of an ISO Clean Room. Logical Damage can be caused by power outages, driver problems, system crashes, or controller failures. Most data in these scenarios isn’t actually lost, merely inaccessible to the end user.

To use a simple analogy, take a piece of paper and write on it. If you tear the paper, it’s a physical failure. However, if you erase, smudge the writing on the paper, it is logical failure.

Data Recovery Physical Failure


Physical Storage Drive faults are generally a result of abnormal environmental factors, power surges, drops, or impacts. Examples Include: head crashes, failed motor, spindle seizure or printed circuit board damage. Physical Storage failures often require the use of an ISO Clean-Room. These types of repairs are often more expensive and may require a donor drive for parts.

To use a simple analogy, take a piece of paper and write on it. If you tear the paper, it’s a physical failure. However, if you erase, smudge the writing on the paper, it is logical failure.

Data Recovery  Chip Off Data Recovery


Solid State Storage becoming more common each year. SSD Storage includes SSD Drives, SD Cards, USB Flash Drives, M.2 NVMe and M.2 SATA Drives. In the event of Controller Board Issues the physical chips can be removed from the Printed Circuit Board and retrieved using specialized hardware and software tools.

Data Recovery  Mechanical Failure Recovery


Hard Disk Drives have been the traditional and reliable storage medium of personal and business files for decades. Though the physical size and interface of these drives have changed over the years, the principle internal components have remained relatively the same. Mechanical failures in the platter motor, head stack assembly, or read and write heads still occur and can be fixed. These repairs require an ISO Clean-Room and specialized hard and software tools.

Data Recovery RAID Recovery


RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks; originally Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks to protect data in the case of a drive failure. However, not all RAID levels provide data redundancy. Knowing the type of RAID Configuration will determine the method of recovery. In the event of a Drive Failure in a RAID Array all Storage Disks are required to configure and recover the data.

Data Recovery Fire Damaged Storage


Fire and Heat Damaged Storage Drives are much more complex to recover. Factors including condition of the chips on circuit boards, stickers with OEM details and melting of plastics or warping of metals will determine the success rate of data recovery.

Data Recovery  Water Damaged Storage


Water Submersion, Condensation and Component Corrosion Damaged Storage Drives are much more complex to recover. The biggest contributing factor of damage is length of time to exposure. The sooner the drive is sent for data recovery the greater the likelihood of recovery.

Third Party Data Recovery Partners


Bringing Your Tech to Life works with three partner companies in the United States to provide reliable and affordable data recovery. In the event that more specialized equipment is required to perform your Data Recovery, we can handle the process on your behalf from start to finish. Often Data Recovery Companies require information about the Storage Medium that end users are unable to answer.

Data Recovery and Failure Statistics


The following images gives an overview of Data Failure Types. The best method to insure your personal or business records are protected is an appropriate backup method. You can read more about Data  Backups here.