Posts Tagged ‘Data Recovery’

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks or RAID Hard Drive Data Recovery

February 6th, 2015 No comments

We just successfully recovered this 15 drive #RAID for only $4,500 and transferred it to a #WesternDigital 8TB My Duo MyBook! #300DDR #DataRecovery #WeCanHelp


  1. What is a RAID Hard Drive?

RAID is the current generation of hard drives we are using. They have higher performance compared to the traditional hard disks. RAID stands for “Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks” though at present, one is often referred to as simply raid. RAID is a data storage technology that integrates multiple disk drive mechanisms into one logical unit for the sake of exponentially enhanced performance. Raid has several different layers so and data is automatically processed by the layer that can provide the most efficient result.


  1. When is Raid Hard Drive Data Recovery needed?

Raid data recovery is needed when one or more raid layers are damaged either software-wise or hardware-wise. Software damage is the more common reason. Fortunately, it is also the easier one to fix. For minor software issues, you can even do the fix yourself. Just download one or more file restoration applications from the internet. Hardware damage, however, such as burnt components or a worn out hard disk, you should seek an expert. This is because such problems often require opening of the hard disk. The internal parts of a raid drive, however, are very sensitive and one tiny foreign particle can cause a lot of complications.


  1. What are Raid Hard Drive Data Recovery service providers?


These companies are entities that employ professional that are adept at retrieving lost files. They are usually the last resort since if they cannot get your files back; it is likely that no one else can. Just make sure you hire one that is reputable and has been in the business for at least a few years. If you think your raid has physical damage, pick a service provider that has its own clean room. A clean room is a room with the right environment for opening and checking a raid drive. There are certain scenarios that may lead to the need for such services. First, when you have tried to troubleshoot and fix the problem yourself but you were unsuccessful or think you have not recovered enough. Next, when there are clear signs of physical damage on the hard drive. And last, when you want to get your files back as soon as possible. As they say, a professional always does the job the fastest.


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Gary from New York, NY

May 30th, 2011 No comments

We’ve mentioned before that we receive submissions for data recovery from all over the world. Just the other day we received a submission from Gary in New York, NY.

Gary had dropped his drive and it was no longer showing up in the system as well as clicking, so he began looking around for data recovery companies. Like many people, he couldn’t believe our price point when he found us and had to call. We told him about what we did, and he shipped his disk to us, which we were able to get a full recovery on.

We appreciate everyone’s business, and we know many people out there like Gary in the big city of New York had plenty of local options to choose from for data recovery. There is a reason people choose to send their drives to DriveFish. They understand it is best to send your important data to professionals that will recover it safely and maintain the integrity of the data.

Whether you’re in New York, NY, Los Angeles CA, Chicago, IL, or St. Louis, MO, DriveFish will still offer you the best hard drive data recovery for the lowest cost.

Tina from Los Angeles, CA

March 13th, 2011 No comments

We just sent a drive back to Tina from Los Angeles, California, whose hard drive crashed with several important work projects on it that had not been backed up.

Like many of our customers, Tina was naturally concerned and nervous to open up her computer, pull out a hard drive, and send it across the country. But after speaking with us, she felt much better about the situation and was eager to send us her drive and see what we could do. We were thankfully able to get Tina’s projects back.

We know places like Los Angeles California, Atlanta Georgia, and Austin Texas have plenty of local computer shops that seem like they would be able to take care of data recovery. But as we’ve discussed throughout our site and you will learn with some simple internet reading, it is always best to leave data recovery to the experts.

At DriveFish, we handle data recovery cases all day, and we pride ourselves on offering the best service for the lowest price point in the business. Regardless of what state or country you live in, send your disk to DriveFish for the best option in data recovery services.

Brian from Chicago

January 16th, 2011 No comments

We could hear the windy city in the background when we picked up the phone!

Brian from Chicago, IL called with an external drive that was no longer being recognized by the operating system. A local computer shop had told him that they would have to send it to a third party that they would not tell him who it was, and they would not tell him how much the price would be but said at least 500$. This was unacceptable, so he continued looking around until he found DriveFish.

We told him about our free diagnosis, and realizing he had nothing to lose Brian sent his drive to us. He turned out happy he did, because we recovered his data for less than half of what he was otherwise looking at.

We appreciate Brian’s and everyone’s business from all over. We know there are great IT services all around the country and globe, but very few reputable data recovery experts. Whether you are in Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Detroit, MI, Austin, TX, or Miami, FL, let DriveFish be the people to handle your data recovery needs for the best service at the lowest cost.

Why DriveFish over local?

November 2nd, 2010 No comments

We like to think that every professional out there knows what they are doing and takes pride in their job.

Most local computer companies have knowledgeable, skilled workers capable of fixing many issues, and a lot of them probably know a bit about data recovery. But these folks don’t spend all day focusing on data recovery like we do, and many otherwise qualified technicians do not know how to safely perform data recovery.

This unfortunately results in a lot of lost data when a local computer company mishandles someone’s drive. This is one of many reasons we suggest as soon as you recognize your hard drive has an issue, to no longer boot it and send it to DriveFish where highly trained and certified engineers know precisely how to handle sensitive data in a manner that will not risk losing any more.

If your data is truly important to you, don’t risk it! Send it directly to us.

Dell Data Recovery

May 8th, 2009 No comments

While Dell doesn’t manufacture hard drives, they do build computers. Lots of them!Dell Data Recovery

Dell data recovery is something many of our customers are looking for because they have a Dell computer that crashed or was struck by lightning. Seeing the dreaded Blue Screen of Death? No power at all? You need Dell data recovery.

Just check out our easy to follow instructions on how to identify and remove the actual hard drive from the Dell computer and send it to us. If you need any help just call us and we’ll be happy to help. Dell data recovery is something we excel in and we look forward to serving you.

Happy Recovery!

Seagate Data Recovery

April 17th, 2009 No comments

We offer data recovery on all types of hard drives including Seagate.Seagate Data Recovery

Seagate has been manufacturing hard disks since around the late 70’s and design good hard drives. In our experience, Seagate data recovery isn’t needed more that another type of hard drive. We have lots experience with Seagate drives because of how available they are to consumers.

Have a Seagate hard drive in need of data recovery? Just fill out our easy online form and send us the drive. If you have a warranty we are happy to RMA the drive once we complete the recovery process – just let us know what the RMA number is and pay shipping costs.  For your peace of mind, our labs do not invalidate any warranties.

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Western Digital Data Recovery

March 26th, 2009 1 comment

We offer data recovery on all types of hard drives including Western Digital.Western Digital Data Recovery

Western Digital, often referred to as WD,  has been making hard drives since the early 80’s and make good hard drives. Western Digital data recovery isn’t needed any more that any other brand of drive in our experience. We do have great experience with Western Digital (WD) drives because of how common they are in the marketplace.

If you have a Western Digital hard drive in need of data recovery simply fill out our easy web form and send us the disk. If you have a warranty situation we are happy to RMA the disk for you after recovery – just let us know what the RMA number is and pay shipping. Western Digital accepts drives directly from DriveFish and our labs do not invalidate any warranty so you can rest at ease.

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Live CD’s! Friend of Data Recovery.

August 11th, 2008 No comments

A Live CD is a bootable operating system that resides on a compact disk or DVD and loads into RAM instead of from a hard drive. This can be very handy especially for data recovery when the disk you are having problems with was your operating system disk.

Generally most of our favorite Live CDs are flavors of Linux. This is great because with Linux you have an array of great free pieces of software that can be used to aid in your recovery. Try Knoppix or Ubuntu to get started! Simply download the .iso and burn the image to disk. Then drop it in your CD/DVD drive, set the machine to boot from CD and turn on the power! This frees your hard drives to allow complete access!

Why we chose Drivesavers

July 2nd, 2008 1 comment

When we started looking for a partner for advanced recoveries (major hardware failures and head crashes), there were only 2 real companies to pick from. Kroll Ontrack and Drivesavers.  Any of the other companies that claim to do high level advanced recoveries are in the shadow of these 2 companies. Both are very capable. There are 3 main reasons why we chose Drivesavers and continue to do business with them.

Drivesavers main focus is data recovery:

Ontrack has a law forensics department as well as many others. While this is cool and interesting, Drivesavers on the other hand do data recovery and data recovery only. They have been in business since 1985 and have always been a leader in advanced recovery. We like the idea of a company built from the ground up with one focus – helping people recover data.

Drivesavers will waive the assessment fee for DriveFish customers:

Ontrack charges $100 to just look at the disk, even if they are unable to recover anything from it. This was very important to us and is a really good faith effort on Drivesavers part to do business with our clients. People come to us for assurance that they will get the job done for the most reasonable fee. Drivesavers helps us achieve that goal.

Drivesavers has amazing customer service:

Not that Kroll doesn’t have good service, but Drivesavers stands out heads above the rest. The are incredibly friendly, helpful and easy to work with. Thats the way we do business and we expect our partners to do the same.

We have been happy with the relationship for a long time now and know that our customers appreciate the partnership and the advantages it offers them.