External Hard Drive Data Recovery

External Hard Drive Data Recovery is a crucial service PITS Global Data Recovery Services provides. Our team of experienced professionals in the UK specialises in employing the most advanced recovery techniques to retrieve your invaluable data from any make or model of an external hard drive.

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Data Recovery for External Hard Drives

External hard drives are popularly used due to their convenience and portability. They serve as an excellent backup solution, allowing for the storage of large amounts of data on a single device. However, there is a risk of data loss associated with external hard drives, which can occur due to physical damage, accidental deletion, or logical errors.

However, external hard drives are susceptible to failure like any other storage device. Data loss can occur for different reasons, such as accidental deletion, formatting, virus attacks, logical errors, physical damage, etc. In such cases, having a dependable and efficient data recovery service like PITS Global Data Recovery Services at your disposal is crucial.

Our PITS Global Data Recovery Services team can assist if you experience data loss from an external hard drive. Our team of experts has years of experience in successfully recovering data from various external hard drive models.

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We understand the critical nature of your data and employ state-of-the-art tools and techniques. Our team possesses the necessary expertise and experience to retrieve lost data from any model of external hard drive, regardless of the cause of the data loss. We employ advanced methods and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the secure and comprehensive recovery of your crucial files.

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At PITS Global Data Recovery Services, our team comprises skilled technicians with expertise in recovering data from diverse data storage devices. Their extensive experience enables them to proficiently manage various cases.

To ensure prompt and efficient data retrieval, we employ cutting-edge tools and technologies. Regular updates to these tools keep pace with advancements in storage devices.

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External Hard Drive Recovery Process

Our External Hard Drive Data Recovery process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your device. Our expert team will diagnose the underlying cause of the data loss and provide an accurate quote for our services.

Risk-free Evaluation

Once you submit your external hard drive to us, our team will assess it to ascertain the extent of damage and the potential for data retrieval.

Advanced Data Recovery

After evaluation, our advanced techniques enable us to recover lost or inaccessible data from your external hard drive.

Data Verification

Our team diligently performs comprehensive data verification to guarantee the integrity and accessibility of the recovered files.

Secure Data Delivery

Ensuring the safe delivery of your data during the transfer process is our top priority, guaranteeing its safety.

You can count on us for all your data recovery needs, as we prioritise the secure recovery of your lost data and minimise any downtime experienced.

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Our file verification process via remote session is crucial for customer satisfaction. Unlike other companies, we are the only ones offering this distinctive service. After successful data recovery, we initiate a remote session, allowing our customers to review and check their files.

Advanced External Hard Drive Recovery

PITS Global Data Recovery Services employs advanced techniques and state-of-the-art tools to ensure the successful recovery of your data from any external hard drive model. We guarantee we are up-to-date with the latest data recovery tools, enabling us to provide bespoke solutions to meet your specific requirements.

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We understand the unique nature of each data loss incident. Our team has the expertise and skills to address various data loss scenarios, from accidental deletion to physical damage.

Additionally, we have advanced cleanroom facilities for cases that require physical repair or replacement of damaged components.

We utilise state-of-the-art recovery techniques and equipment to retrieve your valuable data from external hard drives. Our experts are highly proficient in logical and physical data recovery methods, including repairing damaged sectors, reconstructing corrupt file systems, and retrieving lost partitions.

The security and confidentiality of your data are of maximum importance to us throughout the recovery process. PITS maintains strict data protection protocols, ensuring the safety of your sensitive information. Our facilities boast robust physical and digital security measures, encompassing restricted access areas, encrypted communication channels, and comprehensive data management procedures.

Your data is handled with the highest care and professionalism, fostering trust in our services. We fully comprehend the urgency and significance of recovering your data promptly. At PITS, we prioritise efficient turnaround times without compromising service quality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely! At PITS Global Data Recovery Services, we have the expertise to recover data from external hard drives. Whether the data loss is due to accidental deletion, hardware failure, corruption, or any other issue, our skilled technicians use advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to retrieve your valuable data from a wide range of external hard drive brands and models. If you’ve encountered any data loss situation with your external hard drive, don’t worry – our team is here to help you get your data back safely and efficiently.

  1. Check connections and try a different port or cable: Ensure that the connections between the external hard drive, the computer, and the power source are secure. Try using a different USB port or cable to rule out any connection-related issues.

  2. Try on a different computer: Connect the external hard drive to another computer to see if it gets recognised there. This can help determine if the issue is with the drive or the computer.

  3. Use Disk Management (Windows) or Disk Utility (Mac): Sometimes, the drive may show up in disk management tools even if it’s not accessible through File Explorer or Finder. Look for the drive in these tools and attempt to initialise or mount it.

  4. Avoid DIY recovery software: If the drive contains critical data, it’s best not to use free or random data recovery software found online, as they may cause further damage to the drive or data.

  5. Contact a professional data recovery service: If none of the above steps work or if you hear unusual noises from the drive, it’s essential to seek professional help. Our team at PITS Global Data Recovery Services has the necessary expertise and tools to handle such situations. We can diagnose the issue, repair any physical problems, and retrieve your data in a secure and efficient manner.

In many cases, a corrupted external hard drive can be fixed, and the data can be recovered. However, it’s essential to be cautious and follow the right steps to avoid further data loss or damage to the drive. Here’s what you can try:

  1. Avoid excessive DIY attempts: While it’s tempting to try various DIY solutions found online, refrain from attempting multiple fixes as they could potentially worsen the situation and reduce the chances of successful data recovery.

  2. Seek professional data recovery services: If the data on the corrupted external hard drive is critical or the above steps don’t work, it’s best to consult a professional data recovery service like PITS Global Data Recovery Services. Our experts have the knowledge and tools to handle complex cases of data loss due to corruption. We can assess the situation, repair any physical issues if present, and perform advanced data recovery procedures to retrieve your valuable data.

  1. Unrecognised by the computer: If your external hard drive is not being detected or recognised by your computer when you connect it, there might be corruption or other issues with the drive.

  2. File system errors: When trying to access the drive, you may encounter error messages related to the file system, such as “Disk needs to be formatted” or “File system is RAW.”

  3. Slow or unusual performance: If the external hard drive is taking an unusually long time to open files or folders or is freezing frequently, it could be a sign of corruption.

  4. Missing or inaccessible files: If you notice that certain files or folders are missing or can’t be accessed on the external hard drive, corruption might be the cause.

  5. Strange noises: Unusual clicking, grinding, or whirring sounds emanating from the external hard drive could indicate physical damage, which may lead to data corruption.

  6. Frequent disconnections: If the external hard drive frequently disconnects or ejects spontaneously, it could be due to corruption affecting the drive’s stability.

The lifespan of external hard drives can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the drive, usage patterns, environmental conditions, and handling. On average, a well-maintained external hard drive can last anywhere from 3 to 5 years. However, some drives may fail earlier, while others can remain functional for a more extended period with proper care.

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Data Recovery Reviews
Average rating 4.9
This company is rated 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 267 review(s)
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Terry Jackson
10 Apr 2024
Brilliant service! PITS Global Data Recovery Services successfully recovered all of my data. Highly recommended!
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Hal Jordan
9 Apr 2024
I took my Synology NAS to PITS for assistance after one of its four drives failed unexpectedly, leaving me unable to access any of my data. PITS immediately understood the critical nature of my ... predicament and wasted no time getting to work. They even completed the data recovery much sooner than I had anticipated. They also organized a verification session, allowing me to review the recovered results. Honestly, I was skeptical about the possibility of a full recovery, but to my surprise, all of my documents, media and the rest of the files were successfully recovered. The service was truly commendable. Should I ever face a similar issue in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to use their services again.
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Charlotte Robinson
3 Apr 2024
Good communication and easy service. PITS Global Data Recovery Services recovered my data in no time. They're proper good at what they do. Highly recommend
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Alfie R.
1 Apr 2024
I've had my LaCie SSD Pro for a really long time, and it's been super important to me. It has all my stuff from high school to the end of college. I had to contact PITS because my drive started having ... problems and all my files got messed up. But, thanks to PITS, they got all my files back, checked everything was okay in our verification session, and gave me a new drive with my files on it. I couldn't have asked for more, truly chuffed with their help.
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Kate-Anne
29 Mar 2024
Great service - I've never been as satisfied with anyone as much as I've been with PITS
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Charlie Evans
24 Mar 2024
After my Nan passed away, we discovered an old computer brimming with decades of family photos. The following day, when I attempted to transfer the media to my drive, the laptop displayed a black ... screen and ceased functioning. Having taken it to several computer repair shops without any success in recovering the data, PITS was highly recommended to me. And rightfully so. I can't thank PITS enough for what they've done for our family - we received all of the media and even the rest of her data. I am truly blessed to know that there are people who can help during these times
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