Data Recovery Cardiff
Data Recovery Cardiff
Have you saved important documents or photos on your USB or Hard drive but you’re trying to access them and it is corrupted? So you think you’ve lost them for good? Wrong! NiwTech can reliably and efficiently recover data from any device.
29 Crwys Rd, Cardiff CF24 4NB | 029 2132 1095
In today’s digital age, our computers contain incredibly valuable information. We need to safeguard this, of course, but when these safeguards fail you need to trust the professionals to recover your data for you, lest it be lost forever.
When we talk about your data we are talking about your personal files, documents and photos.
The general causes of data loss are hardware failures, software malfunctions and human error.
Data on your device is either stored on a hardware part called a hard-disk drive (HDD) or a solid-state drive (SSD).
This is important. Data recovery needs to be taken seriously because if it is done incorrectly your important data can be lost forever, for good, permanently, good-bye.
We have 20 years experience in data recovery and over this time we have continued to learn and expand our knowledge. For every data loss scenario we have studied how the data can be recovered safely and securely.
We would always recommend that you back up your data wherever you can, whether that be another external drive or to a digital medium such as iCloud, OneDrive or Dropbox.
We recommend this for any situation where your device is behaving abnormally. Our diagnosis is completely free and it allows our highly skilled specialists to isolate the exact issue and why your data has been lost. This step of the process will take no longer than 24 working hours.
Once our data recovery experts have completed their diagnosis we will be able to give you an exact quote for our data recovery. Our fees will never change when it comes time to pay. Or if you don’t want to use our data recovery service then you are under no obligation to.
Our data recovery process takes no longer than 24 working hours. We retrieve your data and replace it back right where you left it in such a way it is like it was never gone.
1) Turn off your device!
a. Turning off the device ensures any further degradation of your data and allows an easier recovery process.
2) Don’t attempt to recover the data yourself
a. Trust us when we say that you should leave this in the hands of our expert data recovery specialists at NiwTech. Why? Because you may end up doing more harm than good if you’re not sure of how to successfully recover digital data.
3) Contact NiwTech
a. No scenario is too difficult for us. We are data recovery experts and our data recovery specialists are highly skilled at recovering data from a multitude of digital devices.
Hard drives due to this nature they are more susceptible to damage from being knocked or dropped. Alternatively can easily over heat.
When your hard drive does it make a ticking or buzzing noise? This could be a sign that your hard drive has been bumped or dropped. Is your drive not recognised by your computer or is it running unusually slowly? Then this might indicate that your hard drive is over heating.
What should you do? Well firstly we will tell you what you shouldn’t do! Don’t attempt to keep using your hard drive and definitely don’t attempt to run a repair utility. What you should do is bring it to one of our data recovery specialists Cardiff at NiwTech and let us diagnose the issue, give you a quote and then if you’re happy we will go ahead and retrieve your important, lost data.
The data recovery process scans for lost files on your data storage hardware component and retrieves them. When data is lost, generally the references of the deleted files are removed, making them inaccessible, but not overwritten completely. This is what makes the data recovery process possible.
Don’t worry, you are not the first person and you definitely will not be the last. This likely means that although you have deleted the file itself, the drive will not have wiped the actual file content until the storage space is reused for saving a new file. When files are overwritten on a HDD can be more difficult to recover, depending on the age of the HDD. SSDs store data differently than HDDs so it can often be an easier process to recover overwritten data from SSDs.
This procedure creates empty file system structures on the storage and overwrites any information after that. If the new files and old files are of the same structure then the new files replace the old system structures. If the files differ than they are written to different disk locations and may wipe the data of the old files.
This is called logical damage. If the operating system critically malfunctions in such a way that even the smallest piece of incorrectly written data occurs this can make the entire file unreadable. The advantage of this type of data loss (yes, there is a positive to this situation) is that there is no actual damage to the drive itself, therefore the chances of data recovery are high.
Modern operating systems divide the entire physical hard drive into several parts- “partitions”. Each of these has very specific data such as the name, size, date/time, file system type and the exact physical location on the disk. If by user error any part of this important data is deleted then there can be a miscommunication where the computer is unable to find the file.
HDDs are incredibly sensitive and the slightest knock or build-up of dust can cause problems. Tell-tale signs that your HDD is about to fail are unusual noise such as whirring or clicking, overheating problems booting. Alternatively, there could have been some physical or liquid damage.