332, N Circular Rd, Phibsborough, Dublin. 
D07 X225

Mob: 087-2166773 Tel: 01-5598773 Email: info@itclinic.ie

Data Recovery Dublin

 The worst thing that can happen has happened at data recovery dublin we provide data recovery for all devices. Have you lost your data. Do not worry, at our Data Recovery office in Phibsboro we can try to get it back! Whether it’s your precious photos or priceless documents our technicians are experts in data recovery. With their expertise and our state-of-the-art data recovery equipment we can recover lost or deleted data from any device. Laptops, Computers, Hard drives, USB sticks, MacBook’s, iMacs or iPad, Raid. We do it all. Lost, deleted or damaged, we can recover at our hard drive recovery dublin location at 332, N Circular Road.

Tel: 01-5598773

Devices we recover from: 

Solid State Drives – What is a solid-state drive? 

A solid-state drive, or SSD, is an alternative to a hard disk drive. What is the difference?
A hard disk drive is a mechanical device whereas a solid-state drive has no moving parts and consists of flash memory. They offer a huge performance and speed increase in every situation. In most cases a solid-state drive will operate at least ten or fifteen times faster than a hard disk drive. A common misconception is that due to the solid-state drives having no moving parts they are less likely to fail and suffer data loss. This is not the case, however. SSDs are more vulnerable to damage via sudden power loss or electrical charge. Data recovery from a solid-state drive is almost always more difficult than a hard disk drive. While they offer much better performance, it is still recommended to store important data on a hard disk drive, and of course, back up!

Hard Disk Drive – What is a hard drive? 

Hard Disk drives, or HDDs, are mechanical disks not too dissimilar to a record player. Your data is written to the disk. The hard drive is made up of many moving parts. The head assembly, the needle, the motor & spindle, the actuator arm and the SATA interface & logic board. There are different sized drives. 2.5” and 3.5” are the most common sizes. Generally, a laptop will house a 2.5” drive while a desktop will house a 3.5” drive. . 

SD Cards, Micro SD Cards, Memory Sticks, Pendrives, etc – These are very small portable devices that are used to store data. You would commonly find SD cards in devices such as camcorders or digital cameras. Micro SD cards can be found in mobile phones, used as expanded memory. USB keys are small pen drives used to store and transport data between devices. These devices are flash memory and work just like the solid state drives we mentioned before. All of these devices are vulnerable to data loss and we recover data from all of them. 

Raid & NAS
These can be from a networked drive with multiple hard disks inside them. A server, desktop or another device that has 2 or more drives raided. We offer data recovery for these devices wither setup by hardware or software. From formatting to disk failures drop it into us so we can access the damage and try to recover your information.

Data loss – What happened to my data? 

There are many ways you can lose data from your hard disk. 
Below are some of the most common issues we come across:   

  • Deleted data 
  • Hard drive clicking 
  • Device not recognised 
  • Liquid damaged device 
  • Damaged media
  • Virus Infections

Deleted Data
You may have deleted the data from your hard disk drive accidentally. Can it be recovered? Yes.
In almost all cases we can make a full recovery of deleted data. A good practice after you’ve accidentally deleted something, and you cannot retrieve it is to turn off your computer immediately.
When data is deleted from a sector on a hard drive, it is not gone. However, the hard disk has now been told that the space where your data once was is free to use. As you continue to use your computer there is a high chance you will write over the space where your data once was. Making it more difficult to recover. 

Operating System Failure 
If you are having software issues and your computer will not boot up this can be problematic as you cannot access your data. While this would be one of the most common ways a person might lose access to their data it is also usually the easiest recovery. We can repair the operating system to allow you to log back in and access your data as normal, or if the operating system cannot be repaired we can still recover the data. 

Damaged Media
If you have a physically damaged device, you may find yourself unable to access your data. Whether it be from a bump or fall or just wear and tear. Hard disk drives are prone to wear and tear damage after a few years, they have many parts inside which can become defective. You could experience a hard disk drive click or beep upon starting or powering it on, this could indicate damage to the head or motor. Other times you could just find issue with the media not powering on at all. We can assess and recover data in these situations.    

Recovery tiers – Generally, data recovery is broken down into three tiers of recovery. 

Software issues 
This covers everything non hardware related from operating system damage to deleted files. If you have downloaded a virus and it has deleted your data or you have been victim to ransomware, we can assist in recovering your data. In most cases these are the least problematic recoveries with the exception of ransomware.

Moderate physical issues
Bad sectors on a hard disk drive can cause data loss and even stop your computer from working. This occurs when data is written to a bad part of your hard disk, solid state disk, USB or another device. Usually, a few bad sectors will not cause catastrophic data loss but if left unchecked it can be terminal. Bad sectors arise on a drive in most cases due to age and wear and tear. Other causes are physical damage such as moving a drive around while on, or if it gets a bump or fall.  
Severe physical issues
This is the worst tier for data recovery. This is when you have suffered head damage to your hard disk drive or firmware damage to one of your devices. Usually for tier 3 data recovery we use a specialised clean room facility to recovery the data from your damaged media.  

Data loss prevention! While its always great to know we are here to help you recover your data if you lose it, you do not have to lose it! Back it up! Backing up your data can prevent costly losses. Remember, if you back up your data but its only in one place, this is not a backup! You can avail of online cloud storage from Microsoft with one drive, google with google drive, apple with iCloud and many more.