Flashback Data offers cutting-edge solutions for data loss situations. We have the technical experience to recover your critical data whether you need to recover deleted files or recover lost or corrupt data from damaged media. We can even recover critical data after a hurricane or other natural disaster.
Our data recovery solutions are the most advanced in the industry. Working in a Class 10 clean environment, our technicians use the latest in-house technology to get your data back quickly and effectively.
We can step in and turn a potential catastrophe into a complete recovery when IT departments, computer service companies, and even other data recovery companies claim that your device is unrecoverable and your data is lost. Whether you are a business or an individual, we have service options that can fit your needs.
Recoverable media includes:
- Hard Drives
- Solid State Drives
- RAID Arrays
- Flash Drives
- Mobile Phones and Tablets
- Legacy Media
We service all brands and are recognized by all major manufacturers, therefore not voiding any warranties.
We recover from logical damage as well as physical problems on a daily basis. We can recover from:
- Clicking Hard Drives
- Motor Bearing Failure
- Electrical Damage
- Lost or Deleted Files
- Reformatted Drives
- Physically Broken Flash Drives
What causes a hard disk or flash drive to fail?
There are hundreds of reasons a hard drive will fail, and as with any mechanical device, it will eventually fail. Failures can be caused by:
- Wear and tear – Daily use for years and years can and will eventually cause failures.
- Impact – As portable electronics get smaller and the need for large amounts of data storage continue to grow, many recovery cases we see are caused by dropping or accidentally kick a flash drive while its plugged into the computer.
- Liquids – coffee spills and other accidental spills seriously harm the electronics of a hard disk or flash drive and in the case of floods the internal components as well.
- Electrical problems – Power surges and electrical storms can cause damage to external and internal components of storage devices.
- High Temperatures – Poor ventilation and high operating temperatures can cause pre-mature drive failures.
- Overwriting – When important system areas of a drive are overwritten, the drive will become unbootable.
- Logical Failure – Operating system errors, viruses, and accidents can lead to logical file system damage.
- Manufacturers defect – Some drives are notorious for failures due to firmware bugs or faulty parts. The manufacturer warranties against failure but they will only replace the drive, not the data on it.
What are the signs that point to a drive failure?
- Repetitive clicking noise coming from your computer is usually a sign of mechanical damage to a hard drive
- A message stating that the Operating System is not found or Missing Operating System
- Computer BIOS does not detect a hard drive at startup
- A completely silent hard drive can mean there is an electrical problem with the drive
- Very slow file access often indicates data corruption
- Endless loop when trying to boot the system or reoccurring BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)
- Computer asks to format the drive when it is mounted
- USB drive or device is not recognized when inserted
What should I do if my hard drive fails?
If you have signs of a physical failure, do not continue to try to boot the computer or power on the drive. You will only cause further physical damage and possibly make the drive unrecoverable.
Do not install over-the-counter data recovery software on a drive with deleted or lost files. You could potentially overwrite the data you are trying to recover.
If the data is mission critical, do not try to recover the data yourself.
For more data recovery information read about:
Read about how our process works from your computer to our lab and back.
Read about our No-Data, No-Fee Guarantee and get your media evaluated at no cost.
Learn about all of the types of media and system types we recovery from.
Read all about our accredited data recovery lab
Visit our frequently asked questions page.
And as always, please feel free to contact Flashback Data via phone @ 866.786.5700 or web form at anytime 24 hours a day 7 days a week.