Warning: If your computer or hard drive makes any unusual noises such as clicking, grinding or metal scraping, turn it off immediately! This typically indicates a situation that can destroy data!
JBODTECH has the expertise and experience to accurately diagnose your unique data recovery situation and provide the best possible path to complete data recovery. We take pride in recovering data for our clients and for our ability to relieve the stress, panic and anxiety associated with data loss and choosing a data recovery company.
There are literally hundreds of companies on the Internet offering data recovery services. The cost of recovery can often be thousands of dollars, creating a shady and lucrative data recovery underground. How do you know you are dealing with a reputable company you can trust to recover your data for a fair price? Many companies charge huge "attempt" fees knowing full well a successful data recovery is unlikely. Others offer "free evaluations" but charge outrageous prices for the actual data recovery. Here are some tips when researching data recovery companies:
JBODTECH's data recovery mission is to guide our clients through the murky waters of the data recovery industry. JBODTECH will honestly evaluate your data recovery situation and inform you of your options. Our services are priced to be affordable to the average user. Most home and small business level data recovery that we perform costs between $120 and $480, not thousands. However there are situations where a hard drive is totally inoperable and can only be recovered in a clean room.
Blue screens of death, inaccessible boot devices, corrupt or missing files, kernel panics, or a flashing question mark doesn't always mean your hard drive is failing. It may be simple to perform data recovery. Viruses, tojans, spyware, software bugs and file system corruption can all render a computer inoperable, while the hard drive may still be completely healthy. This level of "data recovery" is what most computer repair companies can do; yet often they charge outrageous prices when all they have to do is hook the drive to another computer.
The fact is, data recovery is not just software by any means. It is a specialized micro-mechanical and electronic trouble-shooting process that requires a great deal of experience and resources. Our highly trained staff is able to perform data recovery from storage devices that have experienced everything from file corruption, viral damage, file deletion, user error, and even the early stages of mechanical failure. For drives and devices that have suffered a complete failure, JBODTECH has partnered with DriveSavers Data Recovery Lab. DriveSavers specializes in data recovery from hard drives that have ceased functioning entirely.
Hard drives are the primary data storage device used in laptops and desktops today. Hard drives are essentially high tech magnetic record players. Data is stored on the surface of a metal platter, which spins at extremely high speeds as a mechanical arm moves around the surface of the disk to read and write data. The most common data recovery situations are caused by hard drive mechanical failures. Over time wear and tear builds up and eventually causes all hard drives to fail. The most common failures are caused by damage to the surface of the disk, failure of the ball bearings that spin the disk, and failure of reader arm, which reads and writes data to the disk. When this happens, successful data recovery requires the drive to be opened in order to repair, replace or bypass the failed mechanical components. Some drives are not recoverable because they have been powered on for hours in a failed state or taken apart outside of a clean room.
There are many types of data loss and an even greater variety of data storage devices, including hard drives, digital camera memory cards, USB removable media (thumb, jump, and pin drives), multiple disk drive and / MP3 players. We recover data from every type of device, format and storage medium.