Hard Drive Recovery

The Data Rescue Center

A full service data recovery lab and certified ISO 5 Class 100 Cleanroom lab based in Livermore, CA, designed and built to provide exceptional recovery services to users who are experiencing a physically failing storage device.

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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 immediately. To ensure no further damage is done, please disconnect the device from the power and fill out the form above to begin the data recovery process.

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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

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 hard drive can be broken down into 2 main types; logical or physical.

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

Why Choose The Data Rescue Center?

We make it easy to get started!

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.

The Data Rescue Center Process

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Hard Drive Recycle Services

Have any unwanted drives? We'll take them!

HardDriveRecycle sources and recycles hard drives to later be used as donor parts for hard drive recoveries performed by The Data Rescue Center. We are proud to offer this free, enviormentally-sensative and secure service to the community.

Hard drive recycle
  • Secure deletion of your personal data by electronically shredding the drive.
  • Once the drive is securely wiped, it will become a "Donor Drive" for The Data Rescue Center.
  • Donor Drives helps offer world-class computer recovery services at lower costs.
  • Free and easy! Contact us today to get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 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 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.