HARD DRIVE RECOVERY
Flashback Data offers risk free data recovery services for your desktop, laptop, or external hard drives. Our advanced recovery techniques allow us to repair and recover your critical data from any type of hard drive quickly. Whether you need to recover deleted files, suffered from a computer virus, or have had a full blown hard drive crash, Flashback Data has the solution for you. Hard drive disk recovery is one of our specialties. With our state-of-the-art, secure lab, you can trust your data is in good hands at Flashback Data.
After speaking to a Flashback Data customer service representative you will be given a quote based on your scenario. We will let you know how the process works and give a time estimate depending on the service level you choose. We have every option from low-cost, low-priority all the way to emergency and same day service.
Step 1: Paperwork
Fill out the required paperwork here and ship or bring in your damaged media to Flashback Data’s lab. Using the link provided or clicking ‘Send your Media!’ below will allow you to fill out our paperwork electronically and get a free UPS shipping label if you would like. If you would rather fill out the paperwork manually, we can send it to you via email.
Step 2: Check in
We will check your job into our system and send you an email and call you notifying you that the media arrived safely. The email will contain a username and password to easily track the status of your data recovery job along the way via our client portal.
Step 3: Diagnosis
Once our technicians have diagnosed your drive, you will receive a firm quote of what the recovery will cost. At this point you can choose to accept the recovery or decline.
Step 4: Recovery
If you chose to proceed with the recovery, we will then begin the recovery process. You can always view the status of your recovery via the client portal or by calling us at 866.786.5700. Once we have a successful recovery we provide you with a file listing of what we recovered in order for you to check and verify a good recovery.
Step 5: Transfer
After reviewing the file listing and approving, we will go ahead and put the recovered data on another form of media for you. We will then ship the data back to you or you can pick it up at our facilities.
That is it! If you have any questions feel free to contact us at any time.
Hard drives fail for a multitude of reasons. Failures are caused by:
WEAR + TEAR
Using hard drives daily will wear them out and eventually cause failures. No matter how well you take care of your car, it’ll be time to replace it at some point, right? That’s the truth here.
Roughly handling portable electronics, dropping them, or accidentally bumping into them while plugged in will cause problems over time. Harder impacts can cause immediate damage and mechanical failures.
Accidental coffee spills, water submersion, and other intrusive liquid incidents can harm external and internal hard drive components.
Power surges, faulty cables and outlets, and electrical storms can damage storage devices.
Poor ventilation. dust build-up, and high-operating temperatures may cause premature failures.
Hard drives are unbootable when important system areas are overwritten, which can happen accidentally or due to faulty installation processes.
Operating system errors, viruses, malware, and accidents can create logical file system damage.
Many drives fail because of firmware bugs or faulty parts. Manufacturers may have warranties against failures, but they will only replace the device – not help you recover your data.
There are signs you can look for if you think your hard drive is failing, including:
- Repetitive clicking noises coming from your computer usually means mechanical damage to your hard drive (do NOT continue powering up the device – you could be doing damage!)
- A message saying Missing Operating System or the Operating System cannot be found
- Computer BIOS cannot detect a hard drive at startup
- A fully silent hard drive could signal an electrical problem
- Very slow file access or application processing often indicates data corruption
- Endless loop when trying to reboot the system or recurring BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)
- Computer asks to format the drive when it is mounted
- USB drive or device is not recognized when inserted
Do you hear an abnormal clicking sound coming from your computer?
If so, do not continue to make attempts at recovering the data. You will only cause further damage. That clicking sound is most likely your hard drive. A clicking hard drive can mean several things, including (but not limited to):
- Damaged or failed read/write heads
- Damage to the servo area (the part that tells the drive “how to be a drive”) of the disk platters
- Physical damage to the magnetic surface of the platters (platters are the discs that your data is stored on)
- Damaged electronic components or head preamplifier
Flashback Data can recover your lost data from any of the above problems by utilizing our state of the art tools and techniques, as well as our Class 10 Cleanroom Environment. The internal mechanical components of a hard disk drive are very sensitive, and can easily be further damaged by an inexperienced technician without the proper tools. If the hard drive heads or platters are exposed to dust or debris, your data is in jeopardy.
And as always, please feel free to contact Flashback Data via phone or web form at anytime 24 hours a day 7 days a week.