Damaged Hard Drive Data Recovery Services
Physical hard drive damage is one of the leading causes of data loss. According to some media manufacturers' reliability statistics, the average HDD lasts about 3-6 years before sustaining serious damage that prevents it from functioning correctly. If a hard drive contains the only copy of an important file or folder, media failure can have serious consequences.
Hard drive damage occurs when one or more mechanical components fail, preventing normal file access.
Hard drives can fail because of excessive vibration, an inconsistent power supply, physical shocks, excessive heat or due to other environmental factors. However, hard drives also fail under perfect operating conditions, and computer users often ignore early failure symptoms.
Common types of hard drive damage include:
- Read/Write Head Failures
- Spindle Bearing Seizures
- Controller Board Damage
- Platter Damage
- Sector Issues and Extensive Data Corruption
Secure Data Recovery Services offers hard drive repair and data recovery through a network of offices across the United States. With a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom and state-of-the-art data recovery utilities, our facilities offer high recovery rates and fast turnaround times for all types of hard disk drives.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Hard Drive Damage
In many cases, noticeable failure symptoms will precede a serious hard drive failure. If you recognize any of the symptoms listed below, immediately turn your hard drive off and contact Secure Data Recovery Services to set up a free media evaluation.
Symptoms of hard drive damage include:
- Slow Operation
- Clicking Sounds or Other Unusual Noises
- Blue Screen Errors (BSOD)
- Missing Files or Folders
- Failure to Recognize Properly
- Mounting Issues
Hard drive failures can occur at any time, and we recommend keeping a consistent, up-to-date backup of your important files to avoid data loss. If your hard drive fails without a backup, our engineers can retrieve lost information by correcting physical and logical damage in a state-of-the-art data recovery laboratory.
Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom Data Recovery Technology
The read/write heads of a hard drive operate very close to the platters, and airborne contaminants can disrupt normal operation. Hard drives have airtight enclosures that prevent media contamination, but data recovery engineers need to open these enclosures in order to perform physical repairs.
Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers repair HDD components in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, a dedicated environment that allows fewer than 10 contaminants per cubic foot. By using certified Cleanroom technology to treat damaged hard drives, we provide higher success rates than many of our competitors.
We can recover data from:
- Laptop Hard Drives
- Desktop Hard Drives
- External Hard Drives
- RAID Arrays, NAS, SAN and Other HDD-Based Devices
- Solid-State Drives
- Hybrid Drives
Our engineers have decades of combined experience with every type of hard drive, every operating system and every popular file type. Whether your hard drive has severe read/write head issues or slightly offset components, we can recover data quickly and safely. We create clone copies of all repaired hard drives before using data recovery utilities in order to keep your data safe, and our engineers always store recovered data on secure networks.
Visit our Cleanroom page for an overview of our technology or to view Class 10 ISO 4 certification documents.
Finding a Secure Data Recovery Provider
Data recovery companies handle hundreds of terabytes of data each year, but few providers use appropriate security protocols to protect the privacy of their clients. Secure Data Recovery Services maintains strict controls at all of our facilities, and as a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), we regularly look for ways to improve our excellent security systems. We were the first data recovery company to earn a SSAE 16 Type II Certification.
Our security certifications include:
- GSA Contractor Certification
- SAS 70 Certification
- SSAE 16 Type II Certification
- PCI Security Certification
As a certified GSA contractor, we offer repair and data recovery for government and military agencies at discounted rates. Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only major data recovery providers offering services through the GSA schedule.
We are also a certified Green Business. Visit our certifications page for detailed information regarding any of our credentials or contact our customer service team for our General Services Administration (GSA) contractor number.
Free Diagnostics for Damaged Hard Drives
Secure Data Recovery Services offers free media diagnostics for all damaged hard drives. Our evaluations provide you with a no-risk price quote, turnaround estimate, a list of recoverable files and a media failure analysis. We can provide a full evaluation report within 24 hours of receiving your damaged hard drive.
Schedule your free media diagnostics today. Call Secure Data Recovery Services today to get started.