Turn off the computer and call us! Opening a program or restarting the computer writes data on the disk, and your data could be overwritten and lost forever.
There are good chances data can be recovered from just formatted USB stick, flash card or a USB backup drive.
Warning! You do reduce the chances of data recovery to zero if you try to read from a faulty disk over and over again! When you insert a disk to a PC or Mac, the computer starts to read and write data immediately even without you clicking on the disk. A computer used for data recovery must be set to access the disk in read mode only. Complexity of this operation is beyond the average computer user.
Do not use data recovery programs randomly found on the internet, particularly downloaded for free! Not all, but many of them, are bogus or even infected with dangerous malware.
Estimate cost of data recovery from hard drives by fault symptoms and chances of data recovery. Price of a new drive is not included
|Hard drive sounds||Detection in device manager||Chances of successful data recovery.
Estimate time required to recover data
|Continuous whining or hissing sound. When powering up a single click may present.||Yes||Good chances of recovery 100 percent of data. Immediate data recovery is possible within an hour if file names or folders are known.
Time: 5 minutes per 10Gb of data.
Min - max: (1Tb of data): $100 - $200
|No||Average chance. Some loss of data may occur.
Time: 15min per 10Gb, may require few days in total.
Min - max: (1Tb of data): $200 - $1500
|High-pitched whining, Repeated clicking, tapping, grinding, beeping.||Yes||Some possibility of partial data recovery. Loss of data will occur.
Time: from 10 hours per 10GB of data. Required at least a day
|No||Poor. Loss of data will occur.
Time required: from a day
|No sound at all. No obvious external physical damage.||Regardless||Poor. Time of getting spare parts and recovery data may vary from a week to few months. We do not do this data recovery at Northern Beaches but can recommend or send drive to a data recovery lab. Estimate price from a $1500. Time: weeks or months.|
|No sound at all. Short circuit to the computer‘s power supply. Shuts down computer. Burning smell may present.||No||Hardware failure but some possibility of an easy fix. Time required for repairs and recovery from an hour. Price of data recovery starts from a $200 in total.|
Manly Electronics provides data recovery and other IT services onsite in Sydney, North Shore and the Northern Beaches or at the shop at Brookvale
Included Documents, Pictures, Music, Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express email history, contacts, bookmarks etc.
USB thumb drive, CF CompactFlash, SM Smart Media Card, Microdrive, SD card recovery, SDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD/TransFlash, MMC Multimedia Card, MMCplus, RS-MMC, MMCmobile, Memory Stick, xD (M-Type, H-Type) PictureCard, SF Card
Data may be recovered on the spot or pickup at Sydney Northern Beaches
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