Hard Drive Repair Service

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Hard Drive Recovery & Repair


R3 Data Recovery exists for only one reason, to recover damaged or corrupted data from your hard disk drives even if it seems hopeless to others. Our engineers are specialists and will do everything within their power to return your hard drive (or whichever device you're using) to a completely healthy state.

It doesn't matter the make or model of your disk or device, our team is experienced and ready to solve almost any data recovery issue, providing the maximum opportunity for a successful recovery.

Had a failed network drive which didn't even show up in the BIOS - had irreplaceable Photos - of course, not backed-up… - tentatively, looked at data-recovery firms, assuming they'd be horribly expensive, but R3 Data recovery's costs appeared reasonable, first contact was helpful and informative, and when I decided to go ahead, the communication continued to be clear and helpful. Everything I needed was recovered and sent back on a replacement disk. I would have no hesitation in recommending R3.

Graham Shirling, London

How Do Hard Drives Lose Data?

While there are a multitude of possibilities, there are four main causes of data loss.

Logical Disk Failure
This occurs when there is no physical damage to your drive; rather selected data has become corrupt. How could this happen? The most common reasons are accidentally reformatting a drive, attacks by a virus (something to always be careful of), partitions that have become lost (not physically, but virtually, or certain crucial files that were accidentally deleted.
Component or Mechanical Failure
Just like parts wear out in your car, this can also happen with a hard drive, the motor can simply stop working or the head can crash. Should this happen, it's likely your data will not be accessible without expert attention.
Failure of Electronics
Electricity (using the correct voltage) is the fuel for your system, should the voltage be wrong, it's nearly a certainty you'll have issues with your hard drive electronics.
Degradation of Media
Occasionally certain sectors of a hard drive may develop bad sectors/areas. When this happens, your hard drive may attempt to read data, but it will be unable to complete it sourcing, resulting in data loss (in most cases this data can be recovered).

What are some of the reasons this happens?

While it's not possible to list every conceivable reason, here are the main ones that can cause data loss.

  • Surges in the current supplying your system.
  • The accidental reformatting of a drive or overwriting crucial files.
  • Viruses that may have been inadvertently downloaded.
  • Actual physical damage, fire, floods, temperatures beyond specs, or sometimes physically dropping or mishandling a drive.

How can your data be recovered?

Just as doctors train for physical emergencies, the engineering team at R3 Data Recovery has years of combined experience in nearly every data recovery scenario. Our labs are certified to ISO standards and our tools are state-of-the-art. Using a combination of tools, experience and a determined work ethic, we begin where others leave off. If your data can be recovered (and most often it can), we're the team for the job.

Logical failures: Our team, using their combined experience and cutting edge tools can instantly bypass bad sectors, ultimately forcing your hard drive to reveal every piece of data possible.

Mechanical failures: We have the tools, techniques and "clean rooms" to identify, repair (or replace) most any failed component. This is ONLY done after your data has been safely copied to a secondary system, ensuring the privacy and sanctity of your data.

Warning.. Our team is experienced and our tools are designed specifically for this task, please DO NOT attempt a home repair. Doing so could not only void a manufacturer's warranty, it could result in the complete loss of your data.

Please visit our locations page and speak with one of our staff, we're here to service your needs and ensure the safe recovery of your data.


R3 - A Real Data Recovery Lab

After a hard drive failure on a production system industrial PC which caused a complete stop of a 24 hour production line R3 data recovery arranged to collect the drive, identified the fault, extracted the data and supplied a replacement with the recovered data in 24 hours over a weekend. Excellent service.

J. Howarth, Prudhoe

R3 Data Recovery Ltd did an excellent job in saving my data (including all my photos for over 10 years) from a Toshiba external hard drive that I had dropped onto the floor! It was well worth the quite considerable (to me), but competeive, cost. The cost was as quoted, and in response to my email request for news after some delay I received an immediate reply telling me what the problem was. Highly recommended. Many thanks.

Bob Moulton, Hassocks

We received quotes from a number of data recovery companies but R3 seemed the nicest, most professional and had very attractive, simple pricing structures. The drives were badly damaged but R3 managed to retrieve all of our data and kept us in the loop from start to finish. If we ever experienced this ordeal again there is only one company I would call!

Rollemada, Reading


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