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The Data Rescue Center's hard drive recovery service is professional, courteous, affordable, and secure.

If your hard drive is clicking, grinding, has a burning smell, or has become completely unrecognized by the system you need a physical hard drive recovery.

The Data Rescue Center can recover data from any type of drive.

  • Internal Hard Drives
  • External Hard Drives
  • Fusion/Hybrid Drives
  • Desktop Hard Drives
  • Laptop Hard Drives
  • Windows Based Drives
  • Apple/Mac Based Drives
  • Linux Based Drives

For our full list of recovery services please call us at 877-501-4949.

When faced with a data loss situation, the best practice would be to contact us immediately so we can assist you and take the correct steps to ensure the best possible results to recover your data. To ensure no further damage is done, please disconnect the device from power and fill out the form above to begin the data recovery process.

In Emergency situations we offer a Rush and Emergency Diagnosis options for an additional fee. The Rush Diagnosis will be performed same day as the day we receive the drive, while the Emergency Diagnosis will be within two hours of our technicians receiving the drive.

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The Data Rescue Center has the authorization and expertise to open and work on any hard drive from any manufacturer in our certified ISO 5 Class 100 Cleanroom Lab.

If you're not seeing your device manufacturer here, contact our customer service line at: 877-501-4949 Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

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Common Causes For Data Loss

The Data Rescue Center has both the experience and expertise to perform hard drive recoveries for all types of data loss scenarios. A hard drive recovery on a rotational drive can be broken down into 2 main types; logical or physical.

Below are warning signs of possible data loss situations and what may be causing them:

Logical Symptoms

Missing files/folders

System does not boot

OS needs repair/not found

Disk needs to be initialized

BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)

Drive not recognized/accessible

Drive operates very slowly

Drive disconnects randomly

Volume does not mount

Physical Symptoms

Drive disconnects randomly

Drive operates very slowly

Drive does not mount

Drive hangs reading data

Clicking/beeping sounds

Scraping/grinding sounds

Buzzing/squealing sounds

Drive does not spin

Burn marks or burn odor

View Common Issues & Causes




Deleted Files & Formatted Drives

  • Accidental
  • Intentional

File System Corruption

Firmware Corruption

Partitionmap & Boot Sector Corruption

During Data Transfers:

  • Improper shutdown
  • Improper eject
  • Power surges
  • Power loss




Degraded or Bad Blocks

  • Long-term regular use
  • Manufacturing defect

Read/Write Head Failure (degraded, damaged, mangled, stuck)

Spindle Failure (degraded, damaged, seized)

  • Long-term regular use
  • Manufacturing defect
  • Drive was physically damaged
    (dropped or bumped)

Printed Circuit Board Damage (shorted, corrupted components)

Failed/Shorted External Enclosure Adapater

  • Power surge
  • Liquid damage to drive
  • Improper use of cables
  • Improper use of power supply

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I tell if I have a failed hard drive?

There are many symptoms of a failing hard drive. If your external drive does not mount to your computer, or internal drive will not boot correctly, then these are usually signs that something may be wrong with your hard drive. Also, any clicking, buzzing, or grinding noises are a clear indication of hard drive failure.

How can I keep my data safe in the future?

The reality about hard drives is not if they will fail, but when they will fail. Most drives on the market today are designed to run for around 3-5 years, and once that 5 year point has been reached we start to see a heavy decline in drive performance. The only way to prevent yourself from running into a data loss situation is to be backing up your data on a regular basis, as well as replacing your drives as they begin to age.

How much does a hard drive recovery service cost?

In order to properly assess the cost of a hard drive recovery,we will need to see the drive within our cleanroom laboratory to see the severity of the damage. The amount of variables that come into play with hard drive failures make it impossible to provide an accurate price quote before working with the drive.

What should I do when my hard drive crashes?

When suffering from a hard drive crash, the first thing you will want to do is power off the drive. This will prevent any further damage from occurring to the drive. Once it has been powered off, handle the drive with care as you prepare to ship the device to our recovery facility. When we receive the drive, we will evaluate the damage and determine how we can extract the data to a new healthy drive as safely as possible.

For any additional questions please contact us directly at 877-501-4949 Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST or via email.

Why Choose The Data Rescue Center

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The Data Rescue Center offers affordable pricing on all of our hard drive recovery services. We are confident that our prices are typically 30-40% lower than our competitors. Because of this, we offer an exclusive price match policy. If you find a recovery lab that offers you a lower quote, send it to us and we will match their price.

Whether you have a crashed, corrupted, or virus-infected hard drive, The Data Rescue Center can help. By combining our efforts with our parent company, Prosoft Engineering Inc., we are able to offer the best and most complete hard drive recovery service in the industry.

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The Data Rescue Center was founded to help people get their data back under any circumstances.