Data Recovery

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

When a hard drive  fails it is a very stressful and inconvenient experience, one you should never have to go through again. We can help you recover 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 to 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. Need to talk give one of our friendly techs a call now 54783534 or visit our Mooloolaba store.

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.

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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. As a result this often causes more harm than good and can ruin your chances of a successful data recovery.

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.

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, your computer 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 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, as a result the system will not boot up. In most cases of logical failure, a HD data recovery service can successfully restore data 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.

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 and frequent freezing can also be symptoms.

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 link.