You came to this page because you need to recover data from a failed hard drive in Newburyport, MA, right?
Good news: resquoo’s data recovery lab in nearby Peabody has recovered data from thousands of hard drives that have failed due to physical damage, logical problems, or wear and tear.
A hard drive can fail due to physical damage caused by:
- Liquids, such as from a spill or submersion
- Shock, such as from a drop, fall, or excessive vibration
- Electrical mishap, such as a power surge, blackout, or brownout
- Heat, smoke, or fire
If your hard drive has been in an accident or disaster, you might feel tempted to try to repair it yourself, such as by drying it with a blow dryer after a spill or opening it up to wipe off the soot after a fire. Unfortunately, these actions can further damage your hard drive, worsening the data loss or even making your data unrecoverable. Hard drives are very delicate, so repairing them requires specialized tools and a clean environment where contaminants like dust are greatly reduced. You or your neighborhood computer repair shop can’t provide this, but resquoo can.
Logical failure refers to damage to a hard drive’s software or file structure. This can be caused by:
- Corrupted files
- Malware infections
- User error, such as accidental file deletion or formatting
You will find commercial hard drive repair software that advertises itself as able to deal with logical hard drive failure, but we don’t recommend using these tools because they can potentially overwrite data, complicating the data recovery process. resquoo has the expertise and cutting-edge software to recover files even in difficult situations, such as when logical failure is so extensive that the operating system won’t boot up.
Wear and Tear
Conventional hard drives are mechanical devices. Inside, they resemble old-fashioned record players. They have disks called platters that store data. Instead of a needle that rests on the record, they have heads that hover over the platters, reading data from and writing data to the platters. As with all mechanical devices, moving parts like heads are weak points that eventually fail from normal wear and tear. A hard drive is considered to be at the end of its life after four years.
Solid-state drives (SSDs) don’t have moving parts, but still experience wear and tear because their flash cells can only be charged and discharged a certain number of times. Instead of thinking of them like record players, think of them like batteries. After a certain number of writes to memory, they reach the end of their life and tend to fail without warning.
resquoo can handle data recovery from hard drives that have failed from wear and tear. We can also move your data to a new hard drive that you either provide or purchase from us.
You Don’t Need to Take Your Hard Drive Out for Our Engineers to Recover Data from It
Taking your hard drive out of your computer can be difficult. Doing so also exposes your hard drive to damage from being bumped or dropped. Unless you have experience removing a hard drive from a computer, skip the hassle and bring your whole desktop computer or laptop to resquoo.
If You Need to Recover Data from a Failed Hard Drive in Newburyport, MA, There’s No Need to Drive Further Than Peabody
Our data recovery lab is conveniently located at 255 Andover Street, Suite 102B, Peabody, MA 01960. In addition to recovering data from desktop and laptop hard drives, our engineers have also successfully recovered data from servers, tablets, mobile phones, and media devices (such as external hard drives). Contact resquoo with the details of your device failure and we will respond with a free quote.