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Power Failure Data Recovery Services

Blackouts and brownouts can seriously damage digital storage devices, and hard drives are especially susceptible to power-related damage due to their sensitive electronics. RAID systems, personal computers and other HDD-based devices can stop functioning or lose individual files following major power events, leaving users without access to critically important data.

Power Failure Data Recovery Services

Power failures can cause electronic issues, file corruption and a number of other data loss scenarios.

The best way to avoid media damage due to power failures is to keep your computers on uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units with a battery backup. With a high-quality UPS, you will have time to shut down your devices safely if a power failure occurs. You can also keep all data storage devices powered off when you are away, preventing blackouts from affecting your hard disk drives.

Even with appropriate backup systems, however, power failures can still catch computer users off guard. Secure Data Recovery Services offers repair and recovery for power-damaged hard drives through more than two dozen offices across the United States.

Our data recovery services provide:

  • Free Diagnostics and Price Quotes
  • Best-in-Class Media Security
  • Safe Treatment in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom
  • Flexible Service Options
  • 24/7/365 Emergency Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services has certifications from all major media manufacturers. We can provide safe, fast and reliable services for any hard drive or HDD-based device.

Data Loss Scenarios Following a Power Failure

Power failures cause data loss in a number of ways, and in order to treat your case, our data recovery engineers will need to perform an in-lab media analysis. Secure Data Recovery Services offers free media diagnostics for all hard drives, servers, flash media and other systems.

Data corruption is probably the most common data loss scenario associated with power failures. If a hard drive loses power while writing data, it may not be able to read the file that it was editing before the sudden shutdown. Alternately, the file may appear readable, but its contents may be garbled and unusable.

Power loss can also cause physical issues. When hard drive suddenly stops receiving power, its read/write heads may come into contact with the platters that store data. This often results in a clicking, grinding or whirring sound. Hard drive read/write head failures can quickly cause permanent data loss, and you should immediately turn your hard drive off if it makes unusual sounds or displays any other symptoms of a physical issue.

Data Recovery Procedures for Electrically Damaged HDDs

To restore your data, our engineers will replace physically damaged components and repair your drive. We can then make a bit-level copy of the HDD and use specialized utilities to treat corruption and other logical issues.

Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only providers with a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom. We treat all electrically damaged media in our Cleanroom to prevent airborne contaminants from touching read/write heads, platters and other sensitive components. Unlike other data recovery companies, we regularly test our Cleanroom and keep our Class 10 ISO 4 certification up to date.

We offer several service levels for hard drive data recovery. Our 24/7/365 emergency service provides turnarounds of 48 hours or less on average.

Finding a Secure Hard Drive Data Recovery Company

Data recovery companies need to follow strict security protocols when repairing damaged hard drives. At Secure Data Recovery Services, we follow the latest industry standards to protect your data throughout our process.

Our certifications include:

  • SSAE 18 Type II and SAS 70 Certification
  • PCI Security Certification and PCI-DSS Compliance
  • General Services Administration (GSA) Certification
  • Green Business Certification

We were the first provider to earn a SSAE 18 Type II Certification, and as a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), we give our clients access to our security audit and attestation reports. Visit our certifications page for more information.

Steps to Take After a Power Failure

If you believe that a hard drive, RAID server or other storage device was damaged by a power failure, keep the device powered off. Do not attempt to repair your media, and never attempt to replace the controller board of a hard drive. Write down all of the failure symptoms and immediately contact our customer service team to schedule free data recovery diagnostics.

Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers can provide a fast evaluation report within 24 hours of receiving your media. Each report contains a price quote and turnaround estimate, and when possible, we will also provide a list of recoverable files and folders.

Contact us today to set up free media diagnostics at one of our offices.