Some of the Things we do
- Windows NTFS and FAT filesystems
- Apple Mac HFS
- Linux Ext3 & 4
We can Recover From
- Hard Drives
- USB Drives
- NAS systems
- RAID Devices
- SSD Drives
Deleted or Missing Files
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We have been recovering data in Ascot WA for over 10 years
Hard Drives can fail in a number of ways the magnetic surface degrades, the attached electronics can fail , the drives firmware can be become corrupt or the read/write head components can fail. It does not matter what the problem is we can repair it and get you data back. We can work on any hard drive from Western Digital, Seagate , Hitachi , Fujitsu etc
NAS or Network Attached Storage devices are backup devices usually in RAID 1 configuration , ie 2 drives mirrored.They are mostly powered by a small, CPU and use Linux. These devices are cheap and designed for backup but I often find businesses using them as their primary storage device which is not recomended. However should they fail it is usually a trivial task to get the data back.
RAID systems are an array of hard drives in one of the following configurations
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- RAID 0 – is used mainly to increase system performance as compared to a single disk. RAID 0 recovery is relatively simple however if one of the disks is unreadable data recovery is awkward.
- RAID 1 are mirrored drives to enable redundancy and is easy to recover . RAID 0+1, same as RAID 1+0 is based on mirroring and striping techniques. Such arrays will survive a single disk failure and can survive multiple disk failures .
- RAID 5 – sometimes called stripe set with parity – RAID 5 recovery is more complicated than for RAID 0, but the data can still be recovered if one of the disks had failed.
- RAID 6 . RAID 6 recovery is very complex.
Failure can occur via one of the drives or the RAID controller and we have recovered data from all RAID types. This requires the use of specialised software such as
- DiskInternals – DiskInternals Raid Recovery
- Runtime – Runtime RAID Reconstructor
- ReclaiMe RAID – ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery build 301
- R-Studio – R-Studio
Lost or Deleted Files
Having worked with Windows , Apple and Linux machines for over 30 years we have an intimate knowledge of their individual file systems and while it appears your files have vanished there are usually very simple reasons why this might have happened
Recovery of lost photos , word documents etc is usually simple but we are expert in the recovery of less common files used in , more specialised software.
Most cameras and devices that use the following cards;
- SD Cards
- Micro SD
- Compact Flash
use a very simple file system call FAT. It’s simplicity is also it’s weakness and frequently important structures such as the directory structure or allocation table become corrupt. Recovery in most cases is not complicated.
USB and Portable Drives
Quite often people use a USB drive as their primary data storage device , it cannot be emphasized enough this is a bad idea and should be used as a transport tool.
The link describes an example of recovery from a USB drive.
How to Proceed
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If for any reason we cannot recover your data there is no charge.
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Some of our Success Stories
Diagnosis of a damaged PCB One of the first steps in Data Recovery is assessing the health of the electronics of a hard drive and a replacement of the PCB should occur if The PCB appears damaged If the hard drive does not spin up then it is usually due to a damaged...
I use data recovery tools from Salvation Data which are specifically designed for Western Digital and Seagate hard drives and they are essential in my daily work when assessing the health of a hard drive. These tools allow you to do the following tasks; Diagnose...
It is quite common to encounter firmware corruption on Seagate Hard Drives of all their models but the latest Seagate drives the 7200.14 have added a new twist. The Seagate 7200.11 and 7200.12 drives had the familiar busy error where the drive does not show up in you...
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