Hard Drive File Recovery

old_logoThe following are enquiries for recovering the files from hard drives that are not working properly anymore. Thanks to Datlabs Data Recovery for the enquiries.

I have a Seagate Backup Plus 5 TB external Hardrive that stopped working, making a clicking /buzzing sound. The data on it isn’t critical but I would like toe recovery it if it’s not too expensive.

We have been having problems with my laptop over heating. Recently my husband attempted to burn a disc unsuccessfully. The computer simply shut down and down we are not able to boot up. My IT colleague at work took a look at it, and he thinks it sounds like the platters are stuck. How much would I be looking at to get my data recovered? It is just general personal files and photographs.

Needs quotation about data recovery from Laptop Hard drive.
My wife has some old files stored on an old hard drive, which she can no longer access. Is this the sort of thing you can retrieve and copy to a usb stick or similar?

I would like to know if possible to recover some deleted/lost videos between 2014 and 2017. The laptop is an old Toshiba model, purchased in 2012.

I have a 1TB Western Digital portable hard drive that’s not being recognized by my computer. I think it may be encrypted, not sure.

I have an old external HDD that a friend tried to fix.. I know‍ it had some photos that I would love back I know it would be a miracle bit could you please take a look. I know he opened it up.

Hard drive with minor scratch on one platter. Need any and all attempts to recover any information on the drive.

USB drive has been severely damaged. The internal motherboard is almost completely snapped.
Showing up but not letting me access any data

Wd green. 1tb. The head goes to the middle, judders, then goes back to the edge. This is essential I get this recovered. 😦
Hi I have a wd passport 500gb not working was making a clicking noise so I gave it to someone to fix but they said they couldn’t fix it was hoping you could maybe help me out ?

I dropped by external drive (Passport) and now I can’t access to the drive.

Recover My Photographs

CBVisualslogoMy partner has lost photos from a hard drive and a mobile phone. I need them back! I am a wedding photographer based in Ashby de la Zouch and Nuneaton. Is there anyway to recover these photographs?

When I plug in my portable hard drive it does not appear on my computer unless I go view it on device manager. In device manager it says Unknown and Not Initialised. Cannot initialise it either, as it says Fatal Hardware Error. Currently unable to retrieve data from it, as there’s no partitions allocated to it. May be caused from dropping it.

I have just had my daughter accidentally delete our icloud account of photographs and they are unrecoverable via apple. I previously had an htc which also held many of her early pictures and I am keen to recover the pics from there. The phone is dead and has a broken screen which means that the phone guy I took it to previously was unable to access the Sim to retreieve the pics. Would you be able to tackle this? I am a wedding photographer based in Nuneaton and Ashby de la Zouch.

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iPhoto and Logic Pro Data Recovery

Recovery of iPhoto Data

iPhoto iconI dropped my hard drive and it’s now making a regular buzzing sound and not appearing on desktop. Use Mac. Has all of my photos on it in iPhoto.
I plugged my fully functional iphoto library into my computer a few days ago and it stopped working. It now just shows a black screen and white apple logo. I desperately want to recover the iphotos and imessage history, particularly as it has the photos of me handing in my phd on it. Are you able to help? The apple shop said they couldn’t do anything.

I would like to recover everything from 2 Samsung smart phones. All present and deleted

Drive not booting, it is clicking! I’d like to recover the data if possible (iphotos and family history work). Can you help? How much might this be?

I was hoping you could provide me with a quote to recover data from what seems to be a dead Seagate Expansion Portable Drive (Model:SRD0NF1).

Hard drive containing iPhotos hums and vibrates lightly but won’t appear on Macbook screen. I need to recover the iPhoto data.

iPhone stuck on apple logo, I wish to recover pictures.

Buffalo ls-wvl/r1 having formatting error. How much to recover the data?

Is it possible to retrieve iphotos from a locked iPhone 4s. I cannot remember the passcode for this phone and haven’t used it for 4 years.

Logic Pro Data Recovery

Logic Pro screenI have a older Mac Pro I had wood flooring put down in my home the dust has seemed to ruin my most important hard drive, I have very important Logic Pro files I need to recover and family photos and video of late family member can you help at a good and sensible price please.

I dropped my hard drive this morning and is now not reading on my laptop or Mac desktop. It is still powering on and there is movement in the hard drive as I can hear it but just isn’t reading on any device. The hard drive has lots of data on it but the most important data I want to extract are my LogicPro music files. Do you think you can recover the data?

Laptop accident – hard drive not discoverable on Sata drive USB dock. I want to recover my Logic Pro files and folders.

RAID Data Recovery in Manchester and London

I have a RAID server system running Windows Server OS. I probably have around 12TB of business data and file on there, mainly Microsoft Office documents. The RAID runs virtual machines (VM’s) and we are located in Manchester City Centre. The RAID is a RAID 5. i need a RAID data recovery clinic service in Manchester. If necessary I can get the RAID data recovery service completed at 68 Lombard Street in London.

A map of RAID data recovery in Manchester – The Pavilions, Bridge Hall Lane, Bury, Greater Manchester BL9 7NX

I worked on trying to recover the data from the RAID with with a mac, and then one day brought it into work to use (windows) and it was very slow but still registering on the computer. The program would freeze a lot and it i had to use task manager to close it and then one time it froze the computer to bad, not even task manager worked so i had to manually shut down.

I’m getting a beeping noise from some of the hard drives in the RAID array and a Manchester raid data recovery company called data clinic tell me that some of the drives aren’t spinning. It’s been beeping and some of the RAID hard drives aren’t able to spin. It beeps and vibrates when plugged into computer, trying to spin but eventually gives out and goes quiet. I have taken the hard drives out of the server enclosure to eliminate that as the reason behind it’s faultiness, and bought an enclosure (sata 3) to try and connect to laptop but that didn’t work (still beeping and eventually stops when it is shut down). From what i know, the hard drives in the RAID array were never dropped. My partner thinks the 2 heads on two of the server’s RAID hard disks are jammed. What is the likelihood of recovering the data? I was told only 50%?

Map of RAID data recovery in London – 68 Lombard Street, EC3V 9LJ

I have been recommended the RAID data recovery services of data clinic and can take my server to either the London or Manchester RAID recovery locations – see the maps above.

Data recovery near me

In this post we have several data recovery enquiries involving retrieving the files and data from broken phones and hard drives. By Googling something like “data recovery service near me”, you’ll find local companies to your location. Data Clinic are a good company with several offices throughout the UK.

Sony Vaio laptop data recovery

I have a (roughly) 15yr old Sony viao hard drive. I don’t have cables or any of the other elements so I’m hoping you can retrieve any and all data please. I want the data so I can throw away the hard drive. Connected to the Vaio I also have an external hard drive which was dropped (Western Digital My Passport). When connected to a computer the disc spins but it then makes a clicking sound and the computer doesn’t recognise that a device has been connected.
Are you located near me and would it be possible for you to recover the data from this hard drive?
If so, I live abroad but will be in the area visiting family from the 22nd to the 28th of December. Would it be possible for you to recover the data between these dates?

Huawei and Android phone data recovery

I need to recovery my data from hard bricked Dead Huawei Y3 11 Android phone near me. I Need to Recovery my Social Media Massages WhatsApp, Viber and Imo. Please help me. HTC One M7 – no longer charges so cannot access the data. Some of the ribbon connectors have been ripped off in a previous attempt to fix the issue. I would like to retrieve, in order of priority, images/videos, contacts stored on phone, files, any other data
Can you contact me and let me know if this is something you can do and a rough idea of costs?

Spare Parts for hard drives

I’m looking for a donor drive to replace failed heads on a Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 P/N 9YN164-500 , S/N Z1E1F0JC and site code TK .FW version is CC48.
Apparently the heads are damaged so looking for these so we can replace and get data off an old drive.
I’m not entirely sure what is on the drive (probably pictures etc) so I don’t want to spend crazy money on a drive that will be stripped.
If this is not possible, what kind of ball park figure would it cost to do this work with you? I know you can’t give a final price but something rough would be sufficient.

Android phone stuck on apple logo boot. Local shop has tried to take phone apart and has not been successful in getting it to work again. Have 10,000 photos on it and all my contact info and notes, not backed up. The shop says they will send to Fields but I am concerned after reading a review of them, so would be good to hear what you have to offer.

Hard Drives / Phones not Working

This article is about hard drives and mobile phones that are not longer working but require the data recovering from them. There are also some enquiries relating to forensic data recovery, where digital information is retrieved in a specific way that adheres to legal procedures.

  • I believe I have damaged the port for my Toshiba Canvio. will only receive power if the port is placed on a angle.
  • I have deactivated the power supply by plugging in an incorrect cable to the external hard drive. Want to get access the the photos on there.
  • Drive spins up but no arm movement can be heard. Clicked a couple of times a week or so ago but computer still worked. Now can’t find media.
  • Drive was dropped and now clicking. Can not access anything on the drive. Drive is a WD20EZRX (WD Green 2.0TB 3.5 Drive)
  • WD My Passport 1TB (2010) is not being recognised by MacBook anymore.
  • I have an iMac where one account’s data has accidentally been deleted, that I need to be recovered.
  • My mums external hard drive stopped working and started making a clicking noise. My stepdad sent it off to a place in Wales where they swapped out various components and declared it irrecoverable, but the company has very bad reviews.I still have the original drive so would it be possible to get it evaluated to see if all data truly is lost?
  • I have a portable hard drive that has stopped working, I believe it is a solid state / usb type. Is this something you would be able to fix? I am looking for a forensic data recovery service as the information is to be used legally.
  • I have a 4TB external drive (portable) that does not properly start up and that does not ever sem to completely map out. The high level folders appear but nothing underneath (photo’s, music, documents, movles). I would like this disk to be forensically restored and useable again if possible with minimal loss of data.
  • My SD card is sadly no longer being read by my MacBook Pro. It has some pretty precious data and wondered if you could have a look at it please?
  • My External HDD can not read anything on my computer, not even displaying but the power indicator once plugged in it’s on. i think it has been dropped and broken. I want to recover all of my data ASAP.
  • TOSHIBA 500 HDD. Whirring heard before crash (This customer is based in channel islands and will send to us direct)
  • Harddrive not reading and making a bleeping sound every few seconds
  • I would like to see if you could help. I am involved in a legal case where my xperia z5 compact was broken at work.. the phone works but the screen is totally unresponsive and as it has a swipe pattern and fingerprint I am unable to open it to access my contacts and saved data, I have tried a few methods but as the usb port is so far gone the cable always falls out so it’s essentially impossible. I would like to know if you are able to get into it to forensically retrieve contacts/data/files and if so how much that would cost.
  • How much would you charge to recover photographs from an unresponsive Nokia 625?
  • Lost Photos
  • Phone = Huawei Mate 20 pro

Data recovery around Northamptonshire

In this post we look at data recovery requests for hard drive recovery and file retrieval from hard drives and mobile phones around the Northamptonshire area.

USB micro B controllerUSB Micro B controller detached
The USB 3.0 Micro B connector inside my Seagate 1TB external hard drive has completely detached and the pins inside no longer connect to the cable.
I am based in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium
I dropped the phone, have had a business in Kettering look into it whom have said it is a motherboard issue.
The phone will not power on however there is a green LED light which flashes when on charge or the power button is pressed. I am looking for a rough quote on how much it would be to recover primarily the pictures/videos off the device.

iPhone in Recovery Mode
So my iphone 6s randomly disabled (could still see background, find on find my iphone and recieve phone calls). In attempting to fix this via updating in itunes. I was advised to put it into recovery mode – however it did not work and now I cannot get it out of recovery mode. Trying to do so without effecting data- particularly pictures which I have not backed up.
Do you think you could access them and what would the cost be?

WD5000AAKS File Recovery
Hi I’m looking for a HDD that is compatible with the following details. Intention is the transfer the heads into my faulty drive to recover the files.
Existing Drive
Model WD5000AAKS-40YGA1
Heads Map YGA
Date of Manufacturer 21-05-08
Preamplifier NNH
Country of manufacturer Thailand
Can you let me know if you have a cheap one and costs.

My hard drive not working in my iMac. Needs actuator arm replacement , data still there i reckon. I need to find a data recovery company near me in Northampton.

Click and non responsive drive, which the computer cannot pick up outside of bios.

Toshiba Canvio hard driveToshiba Canvio not mounting
I have a Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive (HDTB310EK3AA). It is currently failing to mount on my Mac. I’ve checked with another computer to rule out an issue with the cable and/or my macbook. The drive starts up and then seems to fail.

The port of my external harddrive is loose.It cant be detected from my laptop. Do you sell a replacement sata bridge card for an old lacie 500gb external hardrive?

WD clicking and not being recognised by computer

Data Recovery on Seagate ST5000DM000 hard drive in London

I have a Seagate ST5000DM000 5TB SATA Hard Disk Drive which I dropped. I made all the usual mistakes – switched it on and off a couple of times, then watched a couple of videos and opened it up to have a look. Needless to say, it doesn’t work. I bought a similar replacement drive and used its head stack to replace the head stack from the dropped drive (the original heads having been damaged in the original drop/crash).That obviously didn’t fix it. I put the transferred heads back into the replacement drive, hoping that it would still work – it doesn’t. I’m looking for a Data recovery clinic in London – I believe there is one at 68 Lombard Street, phone 0207 111 0964

Seagate ST5000DM000 hard drive

So I am now left with two non-functioning Seagate ST5000DM000 drives – the original (without heads) with the data that I would like to recover, and the replacement, with (nominally) undamaged heads and an empty set of platters, that can no longer be read. The dropped drive is formatted for Mac OS X. It contains principally photo and video files, and from memory it contains between 3TB and 4TB of files.

Two questions. Is there a possibility that the data is recoverable? And the obvious question – If I take it to the clinic at Lombard Street London how much will it cost to recover the data?

My Seagate ST5000DM000 is corrupted. Was told by another technician:
Inaccessible partition / volume
Hard disk drive have failed
Read write heads are bad
Chances of data recovery are poor
Donor parts needed.

Devmgmt and Diskmgmt files – data recovery

Hard drives are showing as powered, and can feel a vibration as if the disks are spinning.
fails to appear on devmgmt.msc & diskmgmt.msc

devmgmt file (windows)Seagate hard drive dropped no longer working. Has important student work on it. It clicks when plugged in.

I have 3 hard drives which I need downloading to access photos/videos etc.
Are you able to give me an approximate starting price please.

Power cut during data transfer, Hardrive has gone into RAW format. I’ve used free software to do a deep scan but when I’ve gone to recover data, the files come back in parts or corrupted. The external hard drive that has failed I’d a 2TB WD Passport. When transferring the data i had cut instrad of copied, I just wanted to enquire if you would be able to get all the data back in working condition. The files include documemts/pictures/vidoes/basic programs and software.

Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive 2T stopped working,can’t any signal from it and the blue flashing light is not showing up. No recollection of dropping it. Not showing up in the devmgmt.msc file.

I have installed windows onto my Mac and now all of the photos, documents etc that were saved on my computer have gone. I have checked my iCloud and my iCloud library is empty and I have no other back up. I was wondering whether it was likely that any of the data is recoverable and, if so, what this is likely to cost?

I dropped my external hard drive and other companies say they can’t retrieve the data as you need a clean room

Consultant. Left project with my laptop. However, to keep with project security requirements, CP FDE was enforced and agreed to. Unfortunately, I have these two laptops that are CP FDE’d and haven’t gotten any recovery media, and as my usual luck would have it, no documentation with passwords. Any help or insight on this would be greatly appreciated. Both laptops are Dell’s. Hard drive not appearing is devmgmt.

WD My Passport Ultra beeps by 7 times, then 3 times and 3 times when connected, after it had dropped from a metre.

My seagate 1tb external hard drive stopped showing up on my windows 10 lenovo ideapad laptop

Hard drive doesn’t appear in the bios and no computer can locate it, not even devmgmt or diskmgmt display them as working, it is a 60GB HDD which was failing as it did a disk check every time you booted the laptop

My portable hard disc is not recognized in any computer device. but I understand that it is functioning inside.as i remember the problem is one day I remove the portable hard disc at once without using the the safe mode.

I have just put together my new Desktop PC and connected my old HDD which was working fine on the previous set up and when I switch on the PC it starts to make clicking noise for about 10-15 seconds after which no noise and it doesn’t get recognised in Windows or BIOS. Could you help with what is causing the problem and if it can be fixed as i have valuable information on the hard drive?

Manchester Stockport RAID Data Recovery

I have a custom built RAID server that runs our business which recently stopped showing up on the company network. It’s a 10 drive RAID 5 array with 10 3TB hard drives. Two off the hard drives are offline and the RAID is not functioning at all. Before this, one hard drive had failed and the server array was running in degraded mode. I tested each disk in disk utilities and I tested them on a pc and these two hard drive doesn’t show up on there either. The company is based in Stockport and I want to use and raid data recovery service that is local to Manchester.

BL9 7NX data recovery for RAID, Manchester and Stockport

I recently had my RAID 6 fixed and converted to a RAID 5 server array running Windows server, however, some of the the hard drives in the RAID were broken (unable to be powered up) and there is a lot of valuable data on there. I was told that a professional RAID data recovery service would be able to access the data – is this possible? If so, how much will it cost and how long will it take? My nearest data recovery centre is Bury in Greater Manchester and the actual computer that requires the files recovering is in Cheadle, Stockport.

I dropped my NAS RAID tower and it wouldn’t reboot so I made a claim for accidental damage with my insurance company. They refused my claim as they stated the last used date was march 2014 when I claimed it was used up to august 2017. My grandson used it to play games eg minecraft.. They have cancelled my insurance and accused me of fraud. I contacted the server supplier in Manchester City Centre who built the RAID and they informed me that originally it had a mirrored RAID and when one of the drives stopped communicating it was disconnected and that may have been the drive checked. I notified them and they said the other drive was checked. I said that was not in the original report and finally they agreed to an independent report. I need to prove that the LUD was in 2017 (which is the case) and clear my name of making a fraudulent claim. I am hoping you can examine all the drives and prove the LUD was 2017 and was being used to play games as their accusation has dire consequences for me.