Hard drives are widely used by businesses and individuals to store and transport sensitive data. They are a popular storage device since they are relatively inexpensive and easy to use. However, modern hard drives are extremely fragile due to a number of fast-moving finely-tuned internal components. Even a sudden mechanical shock may cause the hard drive to crash. They are meant to fail over time, which is why most computer users eventually experience an unexpected hard drive crash. In many cases it simply stops working without any warning.
Something bad happened and you cannot access important files locked inside your damaged hard drive. What now? This is where we can help. Vital Data Recovery is a leading data recovery expert situated in Montreal, Quebec. We have been successfully recovering data from failed hard drives for over 15 years. Our world-class experience and advanced lab with state of the art equipment allows us to treat the most severe hard drive failures.
We have performed thousands of successful recoveries from all hard drive manufacturers including WD, Seagate, Samsung, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, and others. We consistently recover files from hard drives claimed by other companies as "unrecoverable".
You might have heard of the different DIY data recovery tricks to pull your files out of a crashed hard drive, such as tapping the side or putting it in the freezer. Some of those tricks might actually work on occasion, but you should not attempt to repair a damaged hard drive. For example, freezing a hard drive only works for very few particular models. However, you risk aggravating the problem if you do not properly defreeze it. In fact, you can even produce additional damage to your hard drive. The situation must first be properly diagnosed by an expert.
If your hard drive is clicking or making unusual noises, we strongly discourage you to turn your system on. We ask you to NOT OPEN YOUR HARD DRIVE under any circumstances. Do not make rushed decisions opening a hard drive as you will let dust from regular environment inside. It can irreversibly destroy hard drive platters, which can make it unrecoverable. Remember that modern drives are extremely fragile.