Hybrid hard drives combine some of the best features of solid-state drives and hard disk drives to provide fast operation, exceptional reliability and high storage capacities. A large cache of non-volatile memory allows for fast read/write times for commonly accessed data while a traditional hard disk drive handles long-term storage.
Hybrid drives are a relatively new technology, and our teams have developed a number of techniques to treat these devices safely and effectively.
When a hybrid drive fails, data recovery engineers need to identify any sources of media damage in order to recover both parts of the drive. This is often a difficult process, and few companies offer hybrid drive data recovery.
Secure Data Recovery Services offers dedicated media repair and recovery for hybrids and all other digital storage devices. With advanced equipment and experienced engineering teams, we offer high recovery rates for hybrid drive failures. Contact us today to schedule a free media evaluation.
Common Causes of Data Loss on Hybrid Drives
While hybrid hard drives offer a number of benefits over solid-state drives and hard disk drives, they can fail suddenly due to mechanical, electronic or logical issues. Because they spin their platters up from a static position relatively frequently during normal operation, hybrid drives are more likely to suffer physical failures than standard hard disk drives. They are also susceptible to damage from power surges and other electrical events.
Data loss scenarios for hybrid hard drives include:
- Actuator Head Failures
- Spindle Bearing Seizures
- Accidental File Deletion
- Virus Damage
- NAND Memory Issues
- File Corruption
- Bad Sectors
When the mechanical components of a hybrid drive fail, users often report unusual noises such as clicking or whirring sounds. Some drives will crash frequently or stop operating entirely. If your hybrid drive displays any of these symptoms, you should immediately shut it off to preserve your data. Do not run recovery software on the drive or attempt to use any disk utilities.
Data Recovery Technology for Hybrid Drives
Secure Data Recovery Services has pioneered many hybrid data recovery technologies, and our research department is constantly developing new ways to access and recover hybrid media.
As with traditional hard drives, hybrid disks require special protection during the data recovery process. When a hybrid drive has mechanical or electronic issues, we treat media damage in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom to prevent any chance of platter contamination. Our Cleanroom allows fewer than 10 airborne particles per cubic foot of space, and we frequently test the environment to keep our Class 10 ISO 4 certification up to date.
We are proud to provide some of the industry's best turnaround times for hybrid drive data recovery. Secure Data Recovery Services maintains a large inventory of hybrid drive components, and we can treat most physical media issues within several days. Logical issues and NAND recovery can take more time depending on the cause of data loss.
Our 24/7/365 emergency service provides the best available turnaround times for hybrid disk drives, and we offer this service through a network of more than two dozen offices across the country. Contact our customer service team for more information.
A Secure Option for Hybrid Drive Recovery
Secure Data Recovery Services uses strict media access controls and state-of-the-art networks to maintain our clients' privacy. Unlike other data recovery companies, we offer a full overview of our security procedures through our website, including security audit and attestation reports.
Our credentials include:
- PCI Security Certification
- HIPAA and FERPA Compliance Certification
- General Services Administration Contractor Certification
- SAS 70 Certification
- SSAE 16 Type II Certification
- Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Member
We were the first data recovery company to earn a SSAE 16 Type II Certification, and currently, we are one of the only providers offering hybrid drive data recovery through the General Services Administration (GSA) schedules. For more information or an overview of our excellent security, visit our certifications page.
Free Diagnostics for Failed Hybrid Hard Drives
Because hybrid hard drives are a relatively new technology, data recovery costs can vary significantly from one case to the next. No data recovery company can offer reliable flat-rate services for hybrid disk drives.
Some of the factors that affect hybrid data recovery costs include:
- Operating System
- Physical Location of Requested Data
- Extent of Media Damage
- Hard Drive Brand and Model Number
- Size of Hard Disk and NAND Components
Secure Data Recovery Services offers free evaluations for hybrid hard drives. We can create an accurate failure analysis of your drive within 24 hours and provide you with a clear turnaround estimate, price quote and other important case information. You are under no obligation to proceed with data recovery after receiving our evaluation report.
To set up free media diagnostics or for more information, contact Secure Data Recovery Services today.