Data Recovery & Data Wiping

Data Recovery Services

We all make mistakes and computer components do go wrong sometimes. It always seems to happen at the wrong time and when we don't have a recent backup! We offer a variety of Data Recovery Services for Hard-Disk Drives, CD's, DVD's, Floppy Disks and USB Pen Drives.

What you should know about your hard drive

Many people put blind faith in their computers, storing months or years of hard work, entire books, works of art, photos and other irreplaceable data without ever making a backup. Electronics have become more reliable in recent years but are still prone to failure. The Hard Drive - the main component for storing data on your computer - is an electro-mechanical device that operates under extreme conditions. The question is not 'will it fail?' but rather 'when will it fail?'. We've seen drives fail after 5 years and we've also seen them fail after 5 minutes!

If you suspect your hard drive may have a fault or you have deleted an important file by accident, STOP!!

The longer you keep operating the PC, the less likely a full recovery can be made. Also accidentally deleted files may be overwritten. Shut the PC down and seek help. Never try to boot from the affected drive or recover files to it.

Isn't Data Recovery expensive?

Prices will vary according to what is wrong and what is involved in the recovery. Some jobs can cost very little but others may require specialist recovery (not performed locally) and may run into hundreds of pounds. What price can you put on those baby pictures from a year ago or that novel you've been working on for five?
Price: From £50.00

Data Wiping

To safely dispose of old hard drives, proper 'data-cleansing' is favourable. This is also the case if you wish to sell or give away an old computer containing business documents, financial information, photos or other sensitive material. Simply deleting the files in Windows does not completely get rid of them. Readily available data recovery packages can recover the deleted files and gain access to this information.
We provide a data destruction service* - ideal for both personal and business data. Please contact us for more information.


* Data destruction to the following standards:
U.S.: DoD 5220.22-M (Department of Defense)
U.S.: NAVSO P-5239-26 (RLL)
U.S.: NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM)
German: VSITR
Russian: GOST P50739-95


(Data Destruction services cannot be performed 'same day')
Please allow at least two working days to make sure your data is completely wiped.
No guarantee is made that forensic lab retrieval of data is impossible)