Birmingham External Hard Drive Data Recovery Since 1997
Advanced Data Recovery specializes in recovering data from crashed, clicking and failed external hard drives...
If you dropped your external hard drive and now you can't access it, STOP, turn it off and do not turn the power on. Turning it on and off in hoping it will start reading will only make your situation worse and may even cause your external hard drive to become unrecoverable.
If your external hard drive is clicking, beeping or making any unusual sounds, turn it off and call the specialists at Advanced Data Recovery.
Typical causes of an external hard drive failure include inadequate cooling or ventilation which will cause the drive to overheat. The leading cause of failure on external hard drives is being dropped. In either of these cases we can help you get your data back.
Comprehensive recoveries now only $499!
(approximately 60 to 70% of external drives can be recovered under our Comprehensive service)
See our Exhaustive external hard drive recovery prices for drive requiring invasive cleanroom procedures.
(approximately only 30 to 40% of external hard drives require this level of service)
Take these steps if your external hard drive has crashed, was dropped, won't mount or your files are not accessible...
- Turn off your external hard drive disconnect it immediately! Continued operation can cause greater damage
- Do not turn it off and on hoping it will fix itself. When a hard drive is in a distressed state, doing so may make it unrecoverable
- Do not format your drive if it says you need to format it or an error message says it is corrupt and unreadable
- Do not install or re-install any software or hardware
- Do not shake, disassemble, or attempt to clean a damaged drive
- Do not use a file recovery or other data recovery software to repair a drive you suspect has mechanical malfunctions
- Do not try to clean or dry a wet or muddy drive
- Do not try to operate a visibly damaged device. Get professional help!
Proven Hard Drive and RAID Data Recovery Methods Get Maximum Results
From single hard drive PCs, laptop hard drives and external hard drives to complex, multi-hard drive RAID arrays, our hard drive and RAID data recovery engineers use the same type of equipment hard drive manufacturers use which means you can rest assured that if your data is recoverable, we can do it.
We begin by identifying and replacing faulty internal parts like heads, re-writing firmware, performing platter swaps, re calibrating and realigning the file structures and restore as much of your data as possible.
Hard drives that are clicking, or making unusual sounds, go directly to the clean room bench where the PCB controller, heads and platter surfaces are checked and tested for scratches, scoring, correct calibration, ohm readings and failed chips.
Rom chips and firmware are checked. The spindle motor is tested for proper rotation, speed, alignment and frozen or damaged bearings. Servo mechanisms that identify the parameters and structure of the hard drive are tested to determine whether they have been damaged or overwritten. Faulty parts are replaced and correct firmware is loaded. Once your hard drive is brought to a state of readiness a sector-by-sector image is created. After the imaging process is complete your data is recovered, your critical files are checked for integrity and your data is saved to a new external hard drive.
Your recovery is now complete and your data recovery advisor will provide you with a list of recoverable files for your review and then make payment arrangements so we can get your recovered files back to you. See the recovery methods ADR uses to recover hard drives.
Experience and Trust You Can Count On
Established in 1997 - ADR Data Recovery excels at recovering data from crashed, clicking & failed internal, external and RAID hard drives. We recover data from ALL hard drives, RAIDs, Servers, USB flash drives, camera cards, Ipods, video equipment, and more for businesses, government agencies, schools, universities and individuals. Read what others say about ADR
Our Promise to You
ADR Data Recovery engineers will not take any unnecessary risks with your data. Hard drive components are tested and replaced, if needed, then imaged sector-by-sector before attempting recovery procedures.
Proven Technology Ensures More of Your Data Gets Recovered
Our proven hard drive recovery methods, state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge utilities make us leaders in the field of hard drive data recovery with one of the highest success rates in the industry. Recovery typically takes 7 to 10 business days. Emergency data recovery service is available for time-critical situations.