Category: Data Recovery

Data recovery – can I freeze my hard drive to recover my files?

July 27th, 2009 by

Data recovery is probably one of the most mysterious industries out there.  How are files recovered from a dead drive?  Why is it so expensive? Data recovery may range from $85 all the way to $2,500 depending on who you’re asking.  There are really two stages of data recovery.  The first stage, which is the…

Free software to back up and recover your data

June 23rd, 2009 by

It is crucial to safeguard your data.  And the added incentive to do so with free software before it might cost you tons by performing data recovery.  Here are some free apps to try out: RichCopy – back up your files periodically.  Plus: your files will continue to copy if your computer loses its Internet…

Can files be recovered from my clicking hard drive?

May 14th, 2008 by

If your computer cannot boot all the way into Windows, there is a chance your hard drive is dead.  And if you listen closely to where your hard drive is enclosed, you might here the unfortunate clicking noise.  The clicking noise means that your hard drive has a bad or failed part inside of it. …

Why does data recovery cost so much?

March 26th, 2008 by

If  you ever were the unlucky recipient of a data recovery job, you surely begged the question: “Why does data recovery cost so much?”  There were also probably a few expletives in that question as well.  Is it the labor time?  Well, partially. The bulk of the cost is due to the expensive facilities and…

Is my hard drive failing? – NYC computer repair tip

December 21st, 2007 by

Your hard drive is the most important part of your computer?  Why?  It holds all of your documents, pictures, music, and e-mails.  If you hard drive fails, the only way to recover files is by data recovery measures.  You may follow the following steps to see if your hard drive is failing: Listen: Listen for…

Avoid the costs and worries of data recovery

September 20th, 2006 by

Your computer crashed and a technician deems your hard drive dead. What are your next steps? Really, just two. The expensive and painstaking data recovery approach or the cheaper, reliable backup restore. Data recovery could cost in the thousands and still doesn’t guarantee that all of your favorite pictures and critical e-mails are rescued. Also,…