Flood and Water Damaged Hard Drives

Flood Damage Data Recovery

With the recent floods in the United Kingdom, it is important to know that time can be a critical factor when trying to recover data from mechanical hard drives that have been submerged or damaged by water. Most mechanical hard drives have breather holes that may allow water to enter the hard drive enclosure if submerged. If this is the case then the longer the hard drive is left in this condition the worse the internal damage. Even if the hard drive is left to dry out, internally the damage has already been done. Our advice is not to try this if the data is critical to you or your business.

Any water damage hard drives that we receive go straight into our clean room environment to be dismantled and dried out internally. The hard drives external electronics would also require a cleaning process to prevent any electrical shorting caused by the water residue.

Although Solid Sate Hard Drives ( SSD ) do not have any mechanical moving parts, they are still prone to damage to the data chips and electronics by residue left by the water. Very much as mechanical hard drives they would require dismantling and specialist cleaning to ensure no electrical shorting of components.

Data Recovery in Birkenhead

Being born and bred in Birkenhead, I wanted to let you local Birkonian’s know of our data recovery services. Although now based in Costa del Portsmouth we cover all towns and cities in the UK. We may not be local, but with the low cost in transport and courier services, it makes using a company you can trust the sensible thing to do. I already know the lingo so hopefully already halfway there. So Cum ‘ed den try using our services, I would be chuffed if you did.

 

European Data Recovery Partner

Just recently I was able to meet up with one of our European business partners in Holland.  The company is based in Amsterdam nd offers a national data recovery service.  Although a young company, they already have a strong market presence and are growing all the time.  Their English is excellent which is more than I can say for my Dutch.  It is always good to put a personal face behind the telephone conversations.

Data Recovery Partner
Data Recovery Partner

Why Choose Dataquest

Safe Data Recovery

When your hard drive has failed, where do you turn for help? In many cases the supplier or manufacturer of your computer or hard drive are not the best place to deal with your data loss. Also your warranty only covers the hardware and not your lost files.

So why choose us at Dataquest ?

With over 15 years of experience we are very familiar with all types of hard drive failures. Unlike many other companies our costs are fixed and based on how quick you wish to have your recovered data returned. Like many other companies we offer a free diagnosis, but unlike many others this does not determine eventual recovery cost but decides wether the hard drives problem is mechanical or not. We use the latest hardware and techniques to produce the best results possible.

On a more personal note customer service is a large part of what we do and understanding customer needs is paramount. We will in many cases go beyond what other companies would deem cost effective when recovering lost data. We use all our acquired knowledge to exhaust all possibilities.

We are also partnered with many IT support companies around the UK, to enable us to connect with customers who would other wise have not known of our services.

Data Recovery In Hampshire

We are a specialist data recovery company in Hampshire recovering data from corrupt, defective and faulty hard disk drives. We are based in Copnor, Portsmouth and are an independent company, not part of a franchise. All of our work is carried out at our site, and not sent on to another company.

We offer data recovery on a national service. Some of the main areas we cover in Hampshire are Portsmouth, Southampton, Hayling Island, Isle of Wight, Gosport, Fareham, Basingstoke, Havant, Waterlooville, New Forest, Andover, Emsworth, Petersfield, Romsey, Winchester, Alton and Aldershot.

Our speciality is recovering data from hard disk drives, but we can also recover data from USB Pens, Camera flash cards and CDs, DVDs.

PC or Mac, we can recover either. Windows, Linux or Mac OS.

If you would like to use our data recovery service, please use the contact link near the top right of this page.

Our address is Dataquest International Ltd, 24 Domum Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2  0QZ, United Kingdom.

Dataquest’s National Coverage

From Land’s End to John O’Groats

It does not matter where you are located in the UK. We offer our services to every nook and cranny. With the invention of the postal service, goods can be transported to any location. But if that is not to your liking, then Dataquest have partners located up and down the country.

What are partners you ask ?

These are PC or Mac reseller and repair companies operating in your local area, They will recommend us to existing or new clients if a data recovery service is required.

What do they get out of it you ask ?.

It allows them to enhance their business portfolio to include a Data Recovery Service. This means they will get to meet customers they may never have met previously, therefore generating new business leads.

What does the customer get out of it ?

The customer can take their defective PC or Mac to any of these local companies with the assurance that whatever the problem, the facilities are in place to get them back up and running with their lost data.

The location of your local partner(s) will be given to you in response to your data recovery enquiry.

Data Recovery in Peeblesshire

Further details on our National Coverage Article. We would like to inform our customers of the areas in Peeblesshire we cover for data recovery. The list below is a small selection of areas in Peeblesshire region. If your area is not included, then do not be alarmed as we cover all areas in Peeblesshire.  If you require further information then we have a contact form on every page.

  • Peebles
  • Innerleithen
  • West Linton

Data Recovery in Orkney

Further details on our National Coverage Article. We would like to inform our customers of the areas in Orkney we cover for data recovery. The list below is a small selection of areas in Orkney region. If your area is not included, then do not be alarmed as we cover all areas in Orkney.  If you require further information then we have a contact form on every page.

  • Kirkwall
  • Sromness
  • Balfour

Data Recovery in Nairnshire

Further details on our National Coverage Article. We would like to inform our customers of the areas in Nairnshire we cover for data recovery. The list below is a small selection of areas in Nairnshire region. If your area is not included, then do not be alarmed as we cover all areas in Nairnshire.  If you require further information then we have a contact form on every page.

  • Nairn
  • Auldearn
  • Cawdor
  • Ferness

Data Recovery in Morayshire

Further details on our National Coverage Article. We would like to inform our customers of the areas in Morayshire we cover for data recovery. The list below is a small selection of areas in Morayshire region. If your area is not included, then do not be alarmed as we cover all areas in Morayshire.  If you require further information then we have a contact form on every page.

  • Elgin
  • Forres
  • Rothes
  • Lossiemouth
  • Fochabers