Hard Drive Recovery


We Can Recover Data From All Damaged, Corrupted & Infected Devices, Both Personal & Business

Thousands Trust Flashback Data™ for Our Hard Drive Recovery Expertise

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.

Learn More About Our Hard Disk Recovery Services

Hard disk drives are becoming increasingly less common in laptops, but much more common as external storage devices which leaves them prone to being knocked over or dropped. Flashback Data can even recover from these drops.

General HDD recovery is usually accomplished through four steps: You will submit paperwork about your hard drive so we can diagnose your device, we provide a quote for the recovery process, we repair your hard drive, and we send the device back to you. This allows us to provide the most efficient and successful recovery.

We also offer digital forensics and data recovery services. Learn more about what we offer at Flashback by contacting one of our experts.

Data Recovery

We Retrieve Your Data from Damaged, Hacked & Corrupted Devices, for Consumers & Business

Data Forensics/Investigations

We Recover Lost & Hidden Data on Devices & Accounts for Attorneys, Law Enforcement & Governments

Flashback Data™ Is Recognized for Data Recovery Expertise:

Flashback Data’s Hard Drive Data Recovery Process

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. Our Submit a Case form 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 hard 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 hard drive data 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.

Common Causes for Hard Drive Failure

Hard drives fail for a multitude of reasons, including:

  • 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.

  • Impact

    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.

  • Liquids

    Accidental coffee spills, water submersion, and other intrusive liquid incidents can harm external and internal hard drive components.

  • Electrical Problems

    Power surges, faulty cables and outlets, and electrical storms can damage storage devices.

  • High Temperatures

    Poor ventilation. dust build-up, and high-operating temperatures may cause premature failures.

  • Overwriting

    Hard drives are unbootable when important system areas are overwritten, which can happen accidentally or due to faulty installation processes.

  • Logical Failure

    Operating system errors, viruses, malware, and accidents can create logical file system damage.

  • Manufacturer’s Defect

    Power surges, faulty cables and outlets, and electrical storms can damage storage devices.

Signs of HDD Failure

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

Clicking Hard Drive Recovery

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.

That’s it! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time. Deleted files? We have got you covered there too.