Data Recovery

We specialise in data recovery for Hard Drives (HD), Solid State Drives (SSD), USB Flash Drives and SD Cards. If your PC, Mac or external hard drive failed, we can recover your data, so you don’t lose your photos, business and personal files.

We can recover your data by temporarily repairing a damaged hard drive. Then transferring the files to a working hard disk, returning it to you as quickly as possible at an affordable price.

It’s important to stop using a faulty or damaged hard disk immediately. This will prevent further damage and help improve the data recovery process. If you think your hard drive is failing, bring it in to us immediately.

We can assess the problem and the likelihood of a successful data recovery. This can also be a quick fix to your problem. Instead of the alternative of attempting a reinstalling everything on your computer. If you need hard drive data recovery on the Sunshine Coast, give one of our friendly techs a call now 54783534You can also visit our Mooloolaba store, or use the Contact page or Email to send a message for affordable cheap data recovery.

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If you only require your files transferred to another device, go to our data transfer page for more information. We can also copy or clone hard drives to another device see Hard Drive Copy/Clone to find out more.

As you can see, data recovery from a hard drive is possible. As well as data recovery from a laptop hard drive or external hard drive. If you don’t want to lose your data and throw your hard disc out of the window, look for stellar support and call us on 54783534. Also take a couple of minutes to read below.

Common Causes of Hard Drive Failure

When a hard drive fails, most of us have the same panicked reaction. How do I fix this? The reality is, hard drive failure isn’t easy to repair. The resulting data loss can be difficult to restore. This is why professional hard drive data recovery services exist. Recovering data on your own is feasible in some cases. Such as simply recovering deleted files but using hard disc recovery hardware or software is not.

As a result, this often causes more harm than good and can ruin your chances of a successful data recovery. Many customers often report a failed hard drive recovery (e.g. an attempted laptop hard drive data recovery or an external hard drive data recovery) and come to us.

There are several reasons why hard drives can fail, each with unique contributing factors. Here are the most common, along with warning signs that could indicate of impending drive failure.

Physical Damage

Water, heat and shock, all pose serious threats to internal and external hard drives. Both heat and water can cause significant physical damage to hard drives’ electronic parts. They are not built to withstand either element. Also, hard disks are not shock resistant either. A jarring drop or other physical impact can damage the drive’s mechanical components. Hard disk shock most often results in a head crash. This occurs when the read-write head of the drive touches the magnetic platter. This scratches the platter’s surface causing damage and data loss, making data recovery more difficult. A hard disc hardware repair can be exceptionally tricky and physical hard drive repairs can be expensive.

Heat Damage

Inadequate ventilation can lead to overheating and eventually cause drive damage. Make sure that your computer’s fan (Usually located on the bottom or rear of the machine) isn’t blocked. This allows adequate ventilation for your computer, as it should never be too hot to touch. Water and shock damage can be difficult to avoid. It typically happens quickly and without warning. Taking conscientious care of your computer is the best way to combat these risks.

Logical Failure

This refers to non-physical failure. In other words, logical failure is when the damage occurs in a hard drive’s file structure or software rather than the actual hardware. Many factors can contribute to logical failure, including malware infections, human error and corrupted files. Sometimes the failure can be extensive, which results to the system not booting up. In most cases of logical failure, an HD data recovery service can successfully restore data. This is possible because there is no damage to the drive’s hardware.

Mechanical Failure

While most components of a computer are electrical, the hard disk is one of the few mechanical parts. Thus, it will inevitably fail at some point. This type of failure occurs when components become faulty as a result of normal wear and tear. The drive will need to be repaired before any hard drive data recovery can take place.

Warning Signs Noise

Strange noises such as grinding, clicking or screeching likely mean that mechanical failure is imminent. Similar to logical hard drive failure, computer crashes, frequent freezing can also be symptoms. If you cannot access your data or your computer won’t boot, it might be a failing hard drive.

Warning Signs Blue Screen

Disappearing data, disk errors and a sluggish system are all signs of impending logical hard drive failure. Other symptoms can include computer crashes and the ominous “blue screen of death”. When you start to experience these symptoms, the best thing to do is back up your data if you have not done so already. If you cannot access your data, a hard disk data recovery service may be able to restore it.

You can avoid most causes of hard disk failure with common sense and a little planning. Furthermore, recognising the warning signs of impending failure can help minimise the potential for concurrent catastrophic data loss. If you would like to know more about data recovery, follow this Wikipedia link.