Posts Tagged ‘hard drive recovery’
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Your computer often contains very important information such as private messages, client details, accounting details and even personal information such as family photos and scanned documents. It is for this reason that you need to make sure that your information is secured and backed up at all times, since you never know when disaster can strike. A crashed hard drive, accidental deletion and even theft can all contribute to unwanted information loss and this can leave you in an awkward position.
It is therefore essential to obtain a data recovery quotation from a professional data recovery services provider such as Intratec.
Businesses are especially vulnerable to information being lost or deleted, since they have multiple computer operators or employees, and accidents do happen. This is why many organizations have a centralized system that manages their information and keeps it safe. Users are logged into the system and backups are being done on a daily basis to ensure that all information is kept secure.
Losing information is not only threatening concern for businesses, but it is also a legal requirement for them to retain all their information and documentation for a predetermined time before it can be archived or destroyed. This is to allow for accurate record keeping and the preservation of information in the event that it is needed in any legal disputes or other important situations. Therefore, businesses need to make sure that they have a reliable system to keep track of their information, and perform regular maintenance and backups. This can be done by allowing for backups to be done in more than one location, and that all backed up information be verified to ensure validity.
Security is another aspect that is extremely important for any business. Information needs to be kept in a safe location that is only accessible to authorised users. In many cases, especially when a business works with sensitive client information, the law requires a level of privacy that needs to be upheld for all customers and businesses need to comply with these regulations to avoid having to pay penalties and make themselves vulnerable to legal battles. Unfortunately, computer equipment can be damaged or become faulty; it can also fall victim to theft, which is why there is always a risk of information being lost. When this happens, you need to make use of a professional information recovering service in order to get your information back.
Although recovery is not always completely guaranteed, this service has a very high success rate and it is the only real chance that you have to get your information back when your disk has been damaged or your computer system is stolen. People often save their information on their notebooks and this is a high theft risk for most people. Notebooks are portable and this has the added risk of being much more vulnerable to theft.
Hard drive recovery is a very essential service that allows people and businesses to regain their valuable information on damaged disks. The process is quite complicated, which is why special equipment is needed to perform this service. Your hardware can be carefully analysed and disks can even be recreated to assist with the recovery of information. This service include recovering damaged email messages, documents and photos on computer devices, as well as recovering damaged disk partitions.
Some of these processes can be quite complex, especially in the case with larger organizations that had significant damage to their equipment. This means that there is potentially a lot of work and effort going into this service and this is why customers are being encouraged to always ensure that they have secure backups in various locations to avoid the potential loss of information when equipment stops working or when a computer system gets stolen.
Depending on the amount of information you are looking to retrieve, the costs associated with this service can vary. By requesting a comprehensive data recovery quotation from a professional service provider such as Intratec, you will be able to see how cost effective this service is. Especially if you consider that your information can be recovered in most cases and you will have your information back, save and secure. It’s a very cost effective way of regaining your data, since it can be potentially expensive for businesses to lose information.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
IT Horror: Having To Restore Desktop Data From Your Damaged Hard Drive
It’s one of our greatest nightmares. Slaving over precious work and all of a sudden the hard drive crashes. Oh no! You get that cold feeling running down your back and your mind races to figure out: how do you restore desktop data from your damaged hard drive?
What to do When Your Desktop is Crashing
Pretty much everything is done on computers or laptops nowadays and a reality is that hardware does occasionally let us down. Hard drives do crash. Processors do give out. But it is relieving to know that you can restore desktop data from your damaged hard drive.
Current operating systems have made it easy for us to store and access our information and often we like to store everything on our desktops—that way it’s easy to remember where you left it. However, it can crash and the signs usually are that scary blue screen, unresponsiveness and the worse sign: your usually smooth PC is now making noises.
When you’ve come to the realisation that your desktop or hard drive is failing the best thing to do is not to panic. It’s best to contact a data recovery expert immediately so that your work can be salvaged or restored. In the meantime there are a few tips to remember:
- Turn off your PC or laptop immediately. Running it further could do more damage and result in further data loss.
- Don’t be a hero and start taking your PC apart! Rather take it to a professional.
- Don’t reboot. If you don’t know what the problem is, you don’t know what this will do. Let a computer technician first diagnose the problem.
- Don’t try and install or re-install any software. Again, until you know what the problem is, you might be doing irreversible damage which could result in permanent data loss.
Finding a professional and reputed data recovery professional is your best bet to restore desktop data from your damaged hard drive. But the most important lesson to learn in such a situation: always keep backups!
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
The Importance of Data Recovery Services In The Digital Age
When it comes to business, it’s all about data. Data is like currency and is important as it’s all the information that your business is built on, whether its client information and lists or product statistics. Data is the lifeblood of your business and keeps it ticking over. However, life does have its ups and downs, and one of those downs often sees businesses lose data, necessitating the need for data recovery services. Sometimes it’s due to human error, but other times it can be a force of nature—and before you know it, you’ll lost your precious commodity of data.
Luckily there are services out there that can assist. Data recovery services are out there to restore lost data. These are professionals who are geared to recover lost data for a variety of different media types, including laptops, hard drives, old floppy disks, raid systems and flash drives.
Data Recovery Services: The Types of Solutions
Businesses can often be crippled if they lose data unnecessarily. Fortunately data recovery services are available to reverse data loss mishaps. There are various kinds of data loss and the most common experienced are:
- The loss and accidental deleting of e-mails across the various e-mail systems and platforms.
- The recovery of data from various external storage devices (hard drives or flash drives/memory sticks) that have encountered environmental damage.
- Files that are lost or damaged due to computer viruses.
- Files or partitions that have been lost or deleted.
- RAID system failures
- Files that have been corrupted on the Microsoft platform (i.e.: Microsoft Office documents or Outlook files)
Intratec Data Solutions: The Answer to Data Loss
There is a certain helpless feeling when you’ve lost data or deleted files which should not have been deleted. That’s where Intratec Data Solutions comes to the rescue. They are experts at recovering lost data quickly, simply and successfully. Contact Intratec to assist with all data loss and recovery.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Hard Drive Recovery Can Recover Your Lost Data
Data loss is always disruptive and even if the data can be recovered, it will cost you time and money. Hard drive recovery can at least recover some of your data and, if you are lucky, all of it, even if you still have to endure the inconvenience and delay.
Supported Desktop Hard Disk Drives
In addition, we also provide hard drive recovery services for the following desktop hard drive brands, interfaces and models:
- IDE and EIDE drives from all manufacturers using 3.5-inch normal and 2.5-inch laptop 40-pin ATA to UDMA6 interfaces.
- SCSI hard disk drives from all manufacturers using UW, Normal SE, LVD, WD, 2.5-inch laptop and SCA interfaces.
- 1.8-inch ATA-5 drives from Hitachi and Toshiba.
- Type II IBM CF+ microdrives.
- PCMCIA Types I, II and III hard drives from Western Digital, Integral Peripherals, IBM and Procomm.
- RLL & ST/MFM and ESDI drives from all manufacturers.
- MCA hard disk drives from Western Digital, IBM and Seagate with 2.5-inch laptop ESDI and IBM ST-506 & ESDI interfaces.
For more information on hard drive recovery services, please contact us today.
Monday, November 16th, 2009
Losing data can lead to the utmost inconvenience, and can even be detrimental to businesses, as it may lead to a loss in revenue. Protecting your electronically saved data is thus very important. If it does happen that your computer crashes or sustains significant damage, you might have to opt for professional hard drive recovery to save what information you can. It is very important not to attempt this yourself, as you might cause irreparable damage and lose the data forever.
Intratec Data Recovery has the necessary knowledge, experience and state of the art equipment to successfully do hard drive recovery. This includes a certified clean room – the only environment in which a hard drive should be opened for recovery to prevent further damage and to ensure the best possible recovery. Intratec Data Recovery is a leading data recovery service provider and has offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
If you have a hard drive that has failed, be careful how you proceed. Never try to run a utility program that may write data to your hard drive. Writing data to a failed hard drive is probably the worst thing you can do. Don’t run any check disk or
scandisk utilities. If you do decide to try and recover the data yourself using software, whatever you do, make sure you do not run the software from the drive you are trying to recover data from. Doing this can destroy any data that may be perfectly recoverable otherwise. If your data is valuable, don’t take any chances. Rather get in touch with Intratec and get some advice from one of our technicians.
Monday, April 27th, 2009
Earlier this month I had the misfortune of having one of my hard drives pack up on me. Actually it didn’t fail, but I had negligently allowed it to get full up. I first noticed a problem when my files started appearing in reverse alphabetical order in Explorer. Having been working with computers for the last twenty or thirty years I was able to remedy the situation myself, but it involved deleting a lot of programs that I didn’t need (oh how we accumulate useless programs!), repairing my operating system and then finding my address book and Outlook Express folders, all of which had gone missing.
Why am I telling this story? Just to illustrate how, even someone who has been working with computers for so long can become complacent. Check your hard drives regularly and if necessary get rid of some of the accumulated and never-used programs that are there.
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
It can be a very disheartening thing when a hard drive crashes out on you. Most of us have experienced that terrible morning when you switch on your computer and it refuses to boot up. It doesn’t matter how many times you try it, it just will not boot up. If you know a little about computers, you might try to go into CMOS to check the settings, but for most of us the only answer is to call in the hard drive recovery experts. Only a few years ago there was no such thing, but the rapid expansion of Information Technology has given rise to a number of hard drive recovery experts to fill this gap.
You can find hard drive recovery experts in most of the main centres. Intratec is the one we always use. They have offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and a recently opened branch in Durban. These hard drive recovery experts have all the latest equipment and make use of the very latest software available. Hard drives can crash for a number of reasons. There could be a physical failure of the read/write head.
The motor that drives the drive could have failed. There could be corruption of the data itself on the hard drive – this can easily occur when there has been a dip or a spike in the voltage, such as occurs during electrical storms or power outages. Or you could have accidentally kicked the computer while the heads were in motion. If you have a boot up problem, call the experts. Call Intratec.
Monday, August 11th, 2008
The Internet or the World Wide Web as it’s sometimes called is nothing less than a vast collection of data that is stored in millions of hard drives all around the world. Today’s “Information Age” runs on data, so the storage of that data is very important, not necessarily just to the owner of that data source, but potentially to many people around the world. Imagine what would happen if Google crashed – well, it has in the past and it may well do so again, with disastrous results. People rely upon their data storage, but sometimes a hard drive fails, and then it’s time to call in recovery professionals. Hard drives can fail for all sorts of reasons. It could be a mechanical cause such as a head failure, it could be because of a thunderstorm, or it could be a malicious attack by a virus or other malware. Whatever the reason, there are recovery professionals out there to assist.
Not so long ago there was no such thing as hard drive recovery professionals, but the advance of Information Technology has necessitated that such a profession should have evolved. Today most major urban centres have at least one good hard drive recovery professional service.
One such organization is Intratec, who have bases in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. If and when you experience a hard drive failure, you could do far worse than contact this company. We had such a failure just a few weeks ago, and within 24 hours, they had us up and running again as though nothing had happened. It’s good to be able to call upon a company you can rely on.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
One of the most traumatising occurrences for a person or an organisation is to have a hard drive fail. Disaster! Suddenly you’re faced with not being able to see any of your data and not even being able to open any of your programs. There can be several different reason for hard drive failure. It could be because someone has given your computer a glancing blow with his foot, it could be because of a power dip or surge, or it could be because of a virus. Whatever the reason, you may need to engage a hard drive recovery company to help you out. A hard drive recovery company is a company that specialises in recovering the lost data from your hard drive. It is a specialised job that that requires expert training backed up by the latest software and equipment.
Intratec is a hard drive recovery company that has branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, where the company was founded by the de Jager brothers in the year 2000. There was no such thing as a hard drive recovery company twenty years ago – it is a branch of the IT world that has arisen out of necessity. Data is stored magnetically on a hard drive, and if the hard drive fails for some reason, in most cases it is going to be necessary to remove the hard drive from your machine and get it read using a specialised data recovery program. If you have a hard drive failure, give Intratec a call at 086 727 7269