Self Encrypting Hard Drive Data Recovery

Self-encrypting drives (SED) are a form of full-disk encryption technology designed to prevent unauthorized data access by encrypting data with the hard drive controller. Malicious attackers cannot decrypt data by accessing a computer's CPU.

Self Encrypting Hard Drive Data Recovery

The data recovery process for encrypted hard drives requires advanced technology and a dedicated team of engineers.

Some of the most common self-encrypting drive technologies include TCG OPAL SATA, TCG Enterprise and PATA Security. While SEDs equipped with these technologies provide excellent security without performance issues, the devices can lose data due to physical or logical issues.

Common causes of data loss on self-encrypting hard drives include:

  • Physical Hard Drive Failures
  • Data Corruption
  • Bad Sectors
  • Failed Controller
  • Fire, Smoke and Water Damage
  • Accidental Deletion
  • Accidental Overwrite

Secure Data Recovery Services offers data recovery services for all self-encrypting hard drives. We operate more than two dozen offices across the United States and regularly work with SEDs from Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi, Seagate and other manufacturers.

With numerous security certifications, a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom and free diagnostics, we provide dependable results for all encrypted media.

Data Recovery Techniques for FDE Hard Drives

Full-disk encryption presents several data recovery challenges. Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers perform a full media analysis to create an effective plan for each case. We deliver a no-risk price quote and turnaround estimate and wait for our clients' approval before starting recovery procedures.

Most SED drives encrypt data via their controller boards, but some models have special enclosures with encryption components, which we open in order to perform physical repairs. Secure Data Recovery Services has certifications from all major media manufacturers, and we will not void your device's warranty by performing data recovery procedures.

After repairing physical components, we make a copy of your hard drive before using logical tools and file utilities to treat corruption, overwritten files and other logical issues. We always work with clone media instead of your original media to prevent any possibility of accidental file damage. Depending on your drive's full-disk encryption technology, we may need your password in order to perform these logical procedures.

Secure Data Recovery Services' engineering teams have decades of combined experience with various encryption technologies. Our specialists work with proprietary utilities developed for encrypted data, and we turn around most cases in a matter of days.

We can often return a full copy of your hard drive without directly accessing any files. Our engineers can also securely decrypt media upon request, and we offer several turnaround options to deliver fully customized services. Contact our customer service team for more information.

Security Credentials and GSA Certification

Self-encrypting hard drives often store sensitive or legally protected data. When choosing a data recovery provider, you should look for a company with appropriate certifications to maintain appropriate security controls.

Secure Data Recovery Services was the first SED data recovery company to earn a SSAE 18 Type II Certification. We hold our laboratories, networks and security protocols to strict standards for the benefit of our clients, and our engineers always take appropriate precautions when handling encrypted data.

Our certifications include:

  • SAS 70 Certification
  • SSAE 18 Type II Certification
  • PCI Security Certification
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Member

We are also a certified General Services Administration (GSA) contractor and a certified Green Business. Secure Data Recovery Services offers a number of high-security media services through the GSA schedules, including standard and emergency data recovery for self-encrypting hard disk drives.

Turnaround Options and No-Risk Media Diagnostics

Secure Data Recovery Services provides several service options for self-encrypting media. Our 24/7/365 data recovery option has an average turnaround of less than 48 hours, giving your business an excellent way to avoid downtime after an unexpected data disaster.

Other features of our services include:

  • Online Case Status Lookup
  • Excellent Media Security
  • High Recovery Rates for SEDs
  • Safe Media Procedures
  • Custom Options for Returning Encrypted Data

To set up free media diagnostics for your self-encrypting hard drives or for more information on our SED data recovery services, call our customer service team today or contact us online.