What if I dropped my drive or it is making a clicking sound?
This is a matter of physical damage and should be taken to one of the larger companies that have a clean room and the equipment to handle it.
Why are your prices so much lower than most others I’ve found?
I deal only with drives that have lost data due to Logical Failure, where data has been corrupted or lost on a disk with no physical problems. This can be caused by operating system failure, virus infection, unintentional formatting of drive, or accidental deletion of files. If the BIOS can still recognize the hard drive is connected, there is a good chance for recovery.
The higher-priced companies often have additional cleanroom facilities for dealing with physically damaged drives that require them to open the drive to repair the drive. These drives typically have a ticking sound when they try to run. If I am unable to access the drive to perform a logical recovery I can refer you to such a company in Vancouver that can deal with physically damaged drives.
Will I be charged if you can’t recover my data?
No, if I can’t recover any data you won’t be charged at all.
What type of failures can you recover data from?
Operating system failure, virus infection, unintentional formatting of drive, or accidental deletion of files. If the BIOS can still recognize the hard drive is connected, there is a good chance for recovery.
Are you able to recover data from Windows and Mac Drives?
Yes, I can recover data from PC, Mac or Linux drives.
How is my data returned to me?
I have my own secure cloud system and will provide you a link to access and download your files.
IF we are dealing with a particularly large amount of data, you have the choice of providing a drive for me to copy your data to, or you can buy one from me. just ask me about current pricing.
Where are you Located?
Victoria Data Recovery is run out of my home in Langford. Please call or text ahead of time to arrange a time to drop off you drive.
What are your hours of operation?
Please call to set up a time to drop off your drive. I am usually available to receive between 11:00am and 4:00pm Weekdays, 12:00pm and 5:00pm on Weekends. Arrangements can be arranged for other times with advance notice.