Hard Drive Recovery

We can sometimes recover missing data which can arise from hard drive errors, minor failure or deleted files. Our experienced technicians provide software based recovery solutions.The sorts of recovery we can usually help with include:

  • accidentally deleted files
  • missing partitions (windows says it wants to format/initialize a drive you have been using)
  • files are invisible because of a virus
  • usb case that has lost power (replace the case)

Cost for such a recovery with software is typically $150.

The kinds of recovery we probably cannot fix for you include:

  • dropped your hard drive onto the ground and now it makes clicking noises
  • hard drive was submerged in water
  • hard drive suffered electrical shock

We have in the past sent some hard drives to www.payam.com.au in Sydney for major recoveries like that where the drive must be disassembled but you are looking at $500+.

Data recovery can be a specialized process that should only be entrusted to people with the correct experience and resources. We provide simple software based recovery solutions and we do not take responsibility for your data nor guarantee it’s availability. If you have lost vitally important business information then we may refer you to a sophisticated lab like payam for precise dis-assembly and recovery of your drive.

Hard drive hardware failure happens

Losing your valuable documents, photos or business data can be a disaster. If something goes wrong with your computer’s storage device you could be facing just that. While computer storage devices such as hard disk drives, flash memory and usb keys are reliable they are not infallible and can still encounter problems that can result in partial or even total loss of data.

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Deleted Files can often be restored

Have you accidentally deleted files? Don’t do anything! Switch off your computer immediately to avoid overwriting those files and losing them forever. We may be able to copy them to an External Hard Drive.