Our Lab

ACCREDITED & NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED DATA RECOVERY & FORENSICS

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

Flashback Data’s Lab Features Clean Room Data Analysis with Industry-Leading Technology

Since 2004, Flashback Data has provided sensitive incident investigation and forensic data recovery services world-wide, including corporations, law firms and foreign governments. 

Our laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant and accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under the same program as the FBI and state law enforcement. Learn more about our accreditations, training, and education

Flashback Data has invested heavily in our lab and we are very proud of our facilities. We have a secure, technologically advanced facility that will house your media safely.

The lab features 4 zones of bio-metric access with full 24/7 video monitoring. The first zone is for customers and conferences. The second zone is our administration area. This is where our customer service, sales, and administrative offices are located. Next, we have a man-trap before the Data Recovery Lab. And then finally, our Digital Forensics Lab and secure evidence storage.

Data Recovery from Certified Class 4 Clean Room Specialists

Our Team Maintains ANAB/LAB International and ISO/IEC 17205:2015 Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 certifications authorize laboratories to exhibit operational expertise and produce valid testing results. Specifications include the general requirements for competence to conduct tests, including sampling. 

To receive ISO-17205:2017, a lab must be audited for the adherence to standards in the following categories: 

  • Choice and use of cleanroom garments
  • Operational Systems
  • Training and monitoring of activities and personnel 
  • Installation and equipment usage 
  • Requirements for materials used in the cleanroom 
  • Confirmation of the cleanroom’s environment to industry standards 

Learn More About the Features of Our Clean Room Labs

Data Recovery:

  • Anti-static flooring
  • Complete electronic rework stations
  • Class 100 clean room workstations
  • High power stereo microscopes
  • Lightning fast drive imaging stations
  • Flash memory and mobile phone repair stations
  • 1000’s of replacement parts for hard drives

Data Forensics:

  • Fast hardware imaging stations
  • Powerful forensics workstations
  • Dozens of Terabytes in storage
  • Locked, steel evidence cage

Clean Room FAQs

What is a Clean Room and How Is It Used for Data Recovery Services?

A clean room utilizes controlled temperature and humidity as a protective mechanism against contamination to equipment. Features of a clean room typically include plastic ceilings and walls, external lighting, and a continuous influx of clean and dust-free air. Daily cleaning is required to prevent possible contamination in the given work space. 

Clean room technology is crucial for performing standard recovery procedures. For example, a damaged hard drive or disk requires clean room recovery to preserve the media. In the absence of a cleanroom, a hard disk’s platters will become contaminated, resulting in the heads catching on foreign particles, scratching the surface, and permanently losing data on the device. 

Why Are Clean Room Classifications Important in Data Recovery? 

Clean room design features adheres to strict controls for environmental conditions to ensure consistent air quality and a low particle count. Clean room classifications are used to determine effectiveness for preventing possible potential particle contamination. The equipment utilized in a clean room environment is dependent upon the level of cleanliness required. As a lab with a certified Class 10 or ISO Level 4, our clean room environment is held in accordance to federal standards (209E) to recover mechanically damaged hard disks. A clean environment is a requisite to performing recoveries on internally damaged hard disks. 

The class number refers to the maximum number of airborne particles greater than or equal to one-half of a micron that would be allowed in one cubic foot of clean environment air. Therefore, a Class 100 clean room would not contain more than 100 particles bigger than half a micron in a cubic foot of air.

For data recovery purposes, a Class 100 clean room is all that is required. In order to give the best service possible, Flashback Data has gone a step above and beyond the norm and has installed Class 10 workstations in its data recovery lab.

Flashback Data sustains ISO certifications and audits, as our cleanroom is fully functioning and operational at all times. Our dedication to excellence across our industry makes Flashback Data your number one choice for data recovery services. 

Learn More About the Additional Requirements for a Data Recovery Clean Room

The clean room’s shell enclosure separates the clean air from the entire building through ventilating filtered air to prevent contamination. To guard against leakages in the system, the filter fan helps recirculate about 96% of total air volume within the shell, ensuring high flexibility within the technology. 

Clean rooms must be controlled and monitored from construction to operation. Extensive measuring and testing periodically helps to ensure the clean room is running efficiently. Operators are required to wear body-suits, gloves, head coverings and masks. To learn more about our clean rooms, call our team at 866-786-5700.  

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