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Industry Leading Class 10 Data Recovery Cleanroom

Industry Leading Class 10 Data Recovery Cleanroom

Secure Data Recovery Services operates a fully certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom in order to ensure safe, reliable results for our clients.

Cleanroom technology plays an extremely important role in the data recovery process. In a professional laboratory, the Cleanroom is a specialized environment that uses state-of-the-art filtration to eliminate harmful particles from the work environment. This prevents media components from taking on serious damage during repairs.

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Industry leading class 10 data recovery cleanroom

Cleanroom technology protects hard drives and other devices from serious damage during physical data recovery procedures. Secure Data Recovery Services maintains a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom through strict audits and attestations.

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Cleanrooms are complex environments, and in addition to highly accurate filters, they employ temperature and humidity controls to eliminate airborne particles.

Please see our latest Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom Certifications below:

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All engineers need to work in a certified Cleanroom when performing hard drive data recovery, RAID data recovery and other advanced repairs. While most data recovery providers use Class 100 specifications, we hold our facilities to a higher standard in order to keep your media safe.

Please see our latest Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom Report below:

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Cleanrooms are complex environments, and in addition to highly accurate filters, they employ temperature and humidity controls to eliminate airborne particles. Engineers need to wear specialized clothing while working in Cleanrooms, and data recovery companies need to regularly test their equipment to maintain their certifications.

Why Data Recovery Companies Need Cleanroom Technology?

To understand why physical data recovery procedures require a Clean Room, it is helpful to consider the sensitivity and precision of a hard drive's read/write heads. On a typical hard drive, the read/write head assembly operates several nanometres away from the platters that store your data. This distance is smaller than the size of most bacteria and several hundred times smaller than the width of a thin human hair.

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When a hard drive is opened, engineers need to prevent various airborne contaminants from causing problems with the recovery process. Any foreign object larger than a few microns that comes between the heads and platters will complicate the recovery process, but an appropriately maintained Cleanroom can prevent damage from occurring.

Secure Data Recovery Services is the only data recovery company in the United States with ISO 4 certification, which demonstrates that the environment allows fewer than 2.9 particles sized 5 µm or larger per cubic meter.

Common Cleanroom classifications for data recovery include:

  • Class 1000 / ISO 6 - This type of Cleanroom allows 1,000 particles per cubic foot. Most data recovery companies will not use Class 1000 standards, which are far too lenient for hard drive repairs.
  • Class 100 / ISO 5 - The most common Cleanroom standards, Class 100 allows for 100 particles per cubic foot.
  • Class 10 ISO 4 - Class 10 standards allow for a maximum of 10 particles per cubic foot. Given the density and sensitivity of modern hard drives, we believe that Class 10 standards are absolutely necessary for safe data recovery.

Regular testing is essential to ensure that Class 10 Clean Rooms operate at a sufficient level for safe physical data recovery procedures. Testing is typically handled by a third-party company to ensure accurate, unbiased reporting. View our reports and certifications below for more information.

Why Class Is Important for Cleanrooms?

Cleanroom classes are established by Federal Standard 209E. As mentioned earlier, class is usually measured by the number of particles larger than 0.5 µm in a square foot of space. The Class 100 standard is the one used by most data recovery companies, as it effectively guarantees to prevent harmful contamination for hard drives and other delicate electronic media.

  • Data recovery companies use two basic standards to compare Cleanrooms: US FED STD 209E and ISO 14644-1. Both standards measure the number of particles larger than 0.5 µm in a cubic foot of space.
  • ISO 14644-1 standards also detail maximum and minimum limits for Cleanrooms, and we use both standards for the benefit of our clients.
  • For contrast, ISO 5 (the most common ISO credential in the data recovery industry) allows for 29 particles per cubic meter. By committing to strict ISO and FED-STD-209E standards, we prevent potential media damage and provide efficient, safe data services.

By investing in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom and other advanced tools, we have established our reputation as an industry leader. We offer fast turnaround times, affordable pricing and reliable success rates through more than 50 facilities across the United States and Canada, and our engineers can safely recovery any type of media failure without unnecessary risks.

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Never trust your media to an inexperienced company, especially if the provider cannot provide proof of their Cleanroom certification. Take an inside look at our cleanroom and facilities by browsing photo gallery below.

Our Cleanroom technology demonstrates our commitment to a higher standard, and we treat all physically damaged cases in this certified environment, as well as protects hard drives and other devices from serious damage during physical data recovery procedures.

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SSD Data recovery

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