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Hard Drive Failure Data Recovery

Hard drive failure often has serious consequences for personal computer users and businesses. While hard disk drive technology has improved dramatically over the last several years, all HDDs eventually fail due to mechanical wear, and computer users will lose data if they do not have adequate backups.

Hard Drive Failure Data Recovery

While hard drive failures are fairly common, Secure Data Recovery Services provides an extensive set of data loss solutions.

Secure Data Recovery Services offers dedicated hard drive repair and data recovery services through more than two dozen facilities across the United States. Our engineers specialize in treating media failure, and we offer high recovery rates for all hard drive brands and models.

Common types of hard drive failure include:

  • Read/Write Head Failure
  • Data Corruption
  • Bad Sectors
  • PCB/Controller Board Failure
  • Seized Spindle Bearings

Many hard drive failures are preceded by unusual noises, slower-than-normal operation, missing files and folders, or mount issues. If you notice any hard drive failure symptoms, you should immediately turn your HDD off to prevent further damage. Contact Secure Data Recovery Services as soon as possible to schedule free data recovery diagnostics.

Factors That Affect Hard Drive Failure

While all hard drives will eventually fail, poor operating conditions can greatly diminish the expected lifespan of a modern HDD. Hard drive failure can often be contributed to excessive vibration, physical impacts, electrical shock, overheating or other environmental factors.

As a hard drive becomes less stable, it may make unusual noises. Many of our clients report clicking or whirring sounds coming from their drives. This is a serious symptom that indicates an issue with the read/write heads of the drive. If the drive heads come into contact with the magnetic platters that store your data, you may permanently lose data.

To avoid media damage after a hard drive failure, do not run any software or attempt to mount your drive. Commercial data recovery software is ineffective at treating physical hard drive issues and may accelerate the failure.

Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom Technology and Hard Drive Data Recovery

To access the data on a physically damaged hard drive, data recovery engineers need to repair failed components in a safe environment. Hard drives are susceptible to media contamination, and microscopic contaminants can seriously damage read/write heads in some cases.

Secure Data Recovery Services uses a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom for all physical hard drive repairs. Our Cleanroom prevents potential media damage by limiting airborne contaminants to 10 particles per cubic foot. We are one of the only data recovery providers with a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, and we maintain this environment through regular audits and tests.

After repairing physical components, we make a clone of your hard drive and treat corrupted and damaged files with specialized utilities. Our engineers have years of experience with various file systems and formats, and we completely recover most failed hard drives in a matter of days. We also offer data recovery for deleted files, formatted partitions and other logical hard drive issues.

We offer several service levels for hard drive data recovery. Our emergency service is available 24/7/365 and offers an average turnaround of less than 48 hours. Contact our customer service team for more information.

Secure Recovery Options for Failed Hard Drives

Many of our clients need access to sensitive or protected files, and we take appropriate steps to control media access throughout our data recovery process. Secure Data Recovery Services was the first data recovery company in the United States to earn a SSAE 18 Type II Certification, and we maintain our security systems with regular audits. Unlike many of our competitors, we also post our security certification documents online.

Our certifications include:

  • PCI Security Certification
  • SAS 70 Certification
  • SSAE 18 Type II Certification

Secure Data Recovery Services is also a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), a certified Green Business, and a certified member of the General Services Administration (GSA) contractor schedule. We offer excellent rates and reliable security for our government clients through the GSA schedules.

For more information on any of our credentials, visit our certification page.

Data Recovery Pricing for Hard Drive Failure

Because data recovery scenarios vary from one hard drive failure to the next, professional data recovery companies cannot provide reliable flat-rate pricing.

Secure Data Recovery Services offers free diagnostics to help you recover from hard drive failure. We can provide you with a no-risk evaluation report within 24 hours of receiving your hard drive at one of our facilities. Each evaluation contains a price quote, turnaround estimate, a list of recoverable files and other key case information.

To set up free data recovery diagnostics for a failed hard drive, contact Secure Data Recovery Services today.