One way you can increase the chances of a successful data recovery is to avoid attempting a recovery yourself. Contact a professional data rescuer right away. In our experience, it often has a negative impact on success when untrained people try to recover data. In the event of physical damage, it makes sense to hand the medium over to a specialist as soon as possible. In the case of water damage, for example, the hard drive will corrode after some time, making data recovery impossible.
Does It Help To Put A Defective Hard Drive In The Freezer?
The myth of the freezer method persists, but it’s just a myth. Getting a dead hard drive working again in the cold is not a reliable data recovery method. If the attempt fails, the data is lost forever. Even experienced data rescuers then have no way of recovering the data. So you should refrain from this experiment if you care about your data.
How Long Does The Data Recovery Process Take?
The duration of the Data Recovery depends on the selected service level. During the initial consultation, we’ll look at all the possible options with you and create a schedule that works best for your situation. We currently offer three options:
Standard – an average of 7 to 10 working days
Express – average 3 working days
Emergency – 24/7 until completion
Please note that these are approximate values that may depend on the severity of the damage, the amount of data and the speed of data transmission.
If You Have To Work Longer Hours To Recover My Data, Will You Get More Data Recovery?
More time does not necessarily mean more data. The amount of data that we can recover from a storage medium depends on the type of damage and not on the time we need to process it. We offer three levels of service based on urgency: Standard, Express and Emergency. We can go through these options with you during the consultation to ensure you are comfortable with the timeline and what can be achieved during that time.
Does The Type Of Storage Media Affect How Much Data You Can Recover?
No, the type of device generally does not affect the amount of Facebook data that can be recovered. At On track we can work with a number of different devices including:
- external hard drives
- SSD (Solid State Drive)
- laptops/ desktop computers
- Mobile phones (Android, Windows and iOS by Apple)
- raid systems
If your device or storage medium is not listed, don’t worry as we are able to work with a wide range of devices. However, if you are concerned that your request is unusual, please contact us so we can discuss your options.