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Deleted Data Recovery for Hard Drives

Accidental file deletion is one of the leading causes of data loss. Whether you unintentionally delete files with Windows, Mac OS, Linux, UNIX or another operating system, you need immediate assistance from a professional data recovery provider in order to gain access to your deleted data.

Deleted Data Recovery for Hard Drives

Most deleted files are completely recoverable, but engineers need to use advanced tools to prevent permanent data loss.

Secure Data Recovery Services offers dedicated recovery options for deleted, overwritten and formatted data. By working with a clone of your hard drive and treating deleted files with specialized utilities, we offer success rates of over 80 percent and industry-leading turnaround times.

The Risks of Data Recovery Software

Some computer users attempt to recover their own data by using commercial data recovery software. This can be dangerous for several reasons.

On most operating systems, the act of deleting a file will mark the used space as clear without actively overwriting the information. The next time that your computer needs to write information, it will use some of the space previously occupied by the deleted file. Until the file is overwritten, it is recoverable.

Data recovery utilities work by reversing the deletion process. However, they cannot repair files that are partially or completely overwritten. Many trial versions of commercial data recovery tools claim to provide a list of recoverable files, but they do not indicate whether the recovered files will be in a working condition. Deleted file recovery programs also write small amounts of information while operating, and when used improperly, they can overwrite your data. This greatly complicates the data recovery process.

Additionally, most undelete utilities cannot recover data from RAID arrays and other specialized systems. Files recovered by data recovery software are often corrupted, and larger files may not function as expected. As a result, software offers significantly lower success rates than laboratory data recovery.

Recovering Data from Deleted Files

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we use a team-oriented approach to create a specialized recovery process for each hard drive that we receive. Our engineers determine whether any key files are overwritten by performing several diagnostic tests, at which point we provide a price quote and turnaround estimate in a free evaluation report. After receiving your approval, we draw from a knowledge base of past cases to create an optimized plan for your case.

Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers work directly with your deleted data, restoring damaged information and repairing your files to a working condition. We work from a cloned copy of your hard disk drive and prevent any chance of accidental overwrites by repairing files with specialized data recovery computers.

We offer specialized deleted file recovery services for:

  • Windows Computers and Systems
  • Linux and UNIX Computers and Systems
  • Mac OS Devices
  • RAID Arrays
  • NAS and SAN
  • Virtual Drives and Virtual Servers
  • External Hard Drives and More

If you need to recover critically important deleted data from a hard drive, you should immediately turn your HDD off and contact Secure Data Recovery Services to discuss recovery options.

A Secure Option for Professional Data Recovery

Secure Data Recovery Services maintains excellent security protocols when handling hard drives with deleted, corrupted or overwritten data. We were the first data recovery company to earn a SSAE 18 Type II Certification, and we maintain compliance with a number of industry-specific standards and federal regulations.

Our certifications include:

  • PCI Security Certification
  • SAS 70 Certification
  • SSAE 18 Type II Certification
  • Certified General Services Administration (GSA) Contractor
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Member
  • Certified Green Business

We also have a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom for recovering physically damaged hard drives, solid-state drives and other media. For an overview of our certifications or for more information on a specific credential, visit our certifications page.

Improving the Chances of a Successful Data Recovery

Your computer constantly reads and writes information while operating, so you should immediately shut down your system after accidentally deleting files in order to avoid overwriting your data. Do not run data recovery software. Make a list of your important deleted files and contact Secure Data Recovery Services as soon as possible.

Our data recovery engineers can perform several quick diagnostic tests to deliver a price quote, turnaround estimate and a list of recoverable deleted files. We do not charge for our media evaluations, and you can choose from several turnaround options to create a customized data recovery plan that meets your budget. Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only data recovery companies with 24/7/365 emergency services for deleted data.

Our online case tools, excellent security credentials and best-in-class data recovery technology provide a reliable way to recover from a data disaster. For more information or to schedule a free media evaluation, contact Secure Data Recovery Services today.