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Encrypted RAID 1 Data required

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This post I look at recovering the data from encrypted hard drives.

Encrypted data2 x 250gb drives on a raid 1 mirror. Drives have been encrypted.
Can you recover, approx 50gb of data?

An encrypted Toshiba laptop hard drive that failed and has since been removed and replaced. It tries to start spinning but fails. I need to recover some documents and folders from it.

We have 2 drives that have failed in a specialist server. We believe it is a mechanical failure and was wondering if it is possible to clone the drive’s if we sent to you for analyses. I believe the disks were in a raid 1 array.

Laptop harddrive is recognised but i cannot get on to it, i have the recovery code but it just hangs on the bitlocker screen (obviously the data is encrypted). Would like to know likely costs for recovery. The hard drives stopped working suddenly, hard drives stores all my data. When I switch on pc recognises device but cannot access or open. If you can get me on the phone please can I have a number to call you? I’m often in appointments. I’d like to drop the device to the Liverpool centre

For more than a week, when I have plugged my external hard drive in my mac and no icon appears on my laptop. I do not remember that my hard drive fell or anything, there is no strange noise and the light still works when I plug it… I do not really understand why it is not working anymore.

My WD passport is not recognised by my Mac and makes a continuous clicking sound. Is there a way to repair the disk?
And if not, could the stored files be recovered with its original file names?

Hard drive not being detected and device is in warranty. would like to know whether i can claim the waranty.

I have two encrypted WD 1TB My Passport drives that are mirrored in a RAID 1 array which I use to back up my Macbook air and also store videos on an encrypted (file vault) partition for which I have the password. The drive has been intermittently having problems being recognised by my mac, and two days ago stopped being recognised at all. I did manage to restart in recovery mode and disk utility was able to see the drive but I didn’t have another drive to copy contents too so was not keen to mess with it. I still can’t access the drive and need to try to recover the data. Would really appreciate help with this.

Written by Betty

December 1st, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Data needed

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Deleted some program and formatted hard drive, and have written some new data in. I need to recovery files from 11/2016 to 9/2017.

help !Home PC, seemed to be a PSU issue. replaced it but the drive does not load.
there is a spinning noise but it does not load windows.
took it out and connected it up to an external cavbles to a laptop. usb went bing but it could not read the drive, or offer a repare.
750 GB drive with an amount of documents that i would like to recover.

My boss has 3 very very very old laptops shes looking to recover the data off.
They are using Parallel ATA adapters of some type. The laptops boot, 1 has a pass we don’t know (decade old).
Do you reckon you could recover the data on them?

Old apple mac stopped working due to hd fault. would like to retrieve data. As I have removed the hdmi cable from the drive, the port has ripped straight out with the cable. I tried to push it back together by opening the casing to carefully push it back but all of the connecting pins were broken. This connection is the only damaged part. The drive itself is intact. It is particularly stressful as it has all of my teaching work since 2003 on and is no longer backed up since my laptop motherboard failed

The drive fell out of my bag about one foot off the ground and since then will not work or power on. I deleted some programs and formatted hard drive, and have written some new files moves.
Hgst hard drive: 1Tb, hp pavilion x360 C-pc, 13-u009na, CIR model:7265NGW
Need to recovery files from 11/2015 to 9/2017 with original file names, don’t need to recovery the files of the moves or films. The recovered files can be opened with office 2010, or the PDF or JPEG photographics. The main name of lost folder is 2016xxxxxxxxxxx on the desktop, and folder 2017xxxxxxxxx

Written by Betty

October 28th, 2017 at 4:04 pm

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Some phones needing data back

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Nokia Lumia 1320. Phone got wet. No longer switches on. My phone has been damaged by seawater, all I wish now is to recover the data, i.e. whatsapps message data and photograph etc. Please let me know if this possible and how much will it cost.

My Samsung S7 Edge frequently overheats and restarts by itself, so I am unable to use it at all. It is a motherboard issue, and I would like to get all my data and information off the phone.

My OnePlus 3 phone screen smashed, screen no longer useable. No display. If can’t be fixed, how much would the recovery of data cost?

I have factory reset my moblie (Nexus, Android). My question is if it is possible to restore my data (photos) after formatting?

Dropped my Microsoft lumia 650 down toilet and it has all my photos of my daughter and there really special to me as she was born premature any chance you can retrieve the pictures

Samsung galaxy alpha brand. Phone screen is damaged and can’t access my info. Only has built in internal memory. Insurance doesn’t cover repairs only replacement. Need the data on the phone.

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 10 (I think). Over the last few weeks my phone has been getting slower and having issues installing apps. Over the weekend all my photos and messages disappeared and many apps have stopped working.
I suspect this may be due to water damage, as my son spilt a glass of water the phone a few weeks back. But it could be something else which has corrupted the storage?
My main concern is retrieving photos as I last backed these up in May 2017. Other data is mostly linked cloud accounts and can therefore be retrieved relatively easily.

I have a mobile (I phone) that won’t charge properly so can’t get my photos off it. I’ve taken it to apple & they recommend data recovery. Can you give me an idea of prices etc & if it’s likely to work?

I need deleted phone calls and text messages recovered for legal reasons. Its regarding a particular number on my phone.

Samsung s6. Dropped on floor. Hardware incl operating system appears to have been damaged (screen black with random flicker at the side now and then. Blue light continuously pulses, not recognised when connected to pc). Need to recover all data from the phone

Written by Betty

October 9th, 2017 at 1:10 pm

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More Data Recovery in Manchester

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Since my post some time ago regarding the data recovery job for Manchester mortgage advisers http://datareplayservices.com/manchester-mortgage-hard-drive-broker-service/, I’ve had several more enquiries from people and businesses in Manchester.
Here are some of them:

Manchester photographDrive fell on the floor. Since then simply stopped working. When plugged activity light is off.
Brand Toshiba
Item model number PX1396U-3T01
Form Factor 3.5
Hard Drive Size 1026 GB. I’m hoping you can retrieve the information as it contains a mortgage application that I’m hoping won’t be turned down, as I’ve had previous difficulties in getting a mortgage since moving to Manchester.

A friend of mine has an iPhone that has over heated while charging on an in car charger. It now wont start up. It hasn’t been backed up and we need to recover text messages and whats up conversations. Is this something you can help with and do you have a ball park price for repairs?

Seagate Barracuda 2000GB
Model: ST2000DM001
PN: 1CH164 – 301
FW: CC24
CCB: 10068765B REV C
This hard drive has suffered an incident, initially I thought the PCB had overheated where it had been left on continuously in its external Docking station for about 5 or 6 days.
I had saved a spare PCB board with exactly the same spec from a previous drive, before I destroyed the remaining components.
I interchanged the PCB board with my spare, this made no difference to the initial fault.
Further inspection revealed that one finger of the Read-Write arm was damaged, and had obviously got caught up on something.
the flexible flat wire plate has the following label with these numbers on it: – FNHK 67 and GD4-B & AG-R
The actuator itself has the following numbers stamped in it: – T12M3M & 1251
What I’m after is all the necessary parts to replace the damaged Read-Write arms.
There doesn’t appear to be any visible damage to the top platter, it doesn’t look as if it has suffered any form of scratching or marking anywhere within the travel scope of the tiny magnet in the end of the read-write arm.

My harddrive has stopped working, was using a mac earlier today and then suddenly it stopped working and vanished, my stuff disappeared. Went onto my hp laptop and everytime I used it it kept freezing. I have all my house buying and uni documents on and need to get them back. Can we pop into the store in Manchester?

Our epos system runs on an old Windows 2003 Server and Microsoft SQL database. We have been having terrible problems with it freezing the last couple of weeks to the point now where it is unusable. We have a new epos system in the pipeline but are not quite ready to go live with it. Ideally we’re looking for someone who is capable of extracting data from our SQL database so we can have a clean spreadsheet of customers / stock etc to import in to our new system.

Written by Betty

May 4th, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Manchester Mortgage / Hard Drive Broker Service

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Recently we received an interesting hard drive recovery enquiry from Alice who works for a well known Manchester finance / broker advisor. She was in a bit of a panic as her computer had developed a problem and her files (that contained a lot of information about how to get a mortgage in Manchester) were no longer visible. These file were Alice’s work so it was vitally important that we got them back for her.

Additionally, most of Alice’s life was contained on this hard disk and before she sent it in to us for recovery she want assurance that we’d be able to rescue her files. Alice had recently taken out a large mortgage and as the broker had provided such as good service to her she also wanted to pass the details of this company along to her friends and colleagues. This information was also saved to her hard drive. We collected the computer from her home.

After assessing the problem (we diagnosed the computer as having a hard disk fault as described on http://computersciencelabs.com/hard_drive_bad_sectors), we were able to tell Alice we were confident and assured her that her life was safe and we would be able to complete the recovery of her files.

The file recovery took the best part of two days to complete and after this her mortgage information files were accessible again. We had been successful in recovering her information and her job and life were now assured.

I asked Alice what was more difficult, getting a mortgage or getting data off of a broken hard drive. She assured me that getting a mortgage doesn’t need to be all that difficult, you just need to find a decent mortgage advisor or broker. There are several of these in Manchester, including the firm that I’ve linked to high up this in this article. Like getting a mortgage, hard drive recovery doesn’t need to be difficult either, but it can be if you choose the wrong company to use. Computer Science Labs were able to retrieve Alice’s mortgage files but this may not have been true if we’d have taken her computer somewhere else to have the contents recovered.

So whether you are looking for a mortgage or hard drive recovery in the manchester region always make sure you choose a good a reputable suppler who is assured to complete the job.

Written by Betty

September 12th, 2016 at 11:38 am

Storage Area Networks

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Webfusion logoStorage Area Networks (otherwise known as SANs) – What are they exactly? – It’s a question that’s trickier to answer than you may think. My job has taken me off researching again – this time into those most noisy of places – server rooms. The one I went to was vast and belonged to an ISP – it’s staggering how much data these places handle and they told me they have other 1000 servers – a mixture of Windows and Linux operating systems, each with at least 5 disks in the RAID array. A quick calculation means this place had in excess of 5000 hard disk drives – all spinning and holding data.

A Storage Area Network (SAN) is a type of computer architecture where distant storage devices like disk arrays are attached to servers and set up in this manner they seem to be locally on the system. By sharing storage it can simplify things and will add flexibility as the storage doesn’t have to be physically moved around, a SAN environment may work with a variety of hardware from RAID’s to Network Attached Storage, as a result of the numerous components that may compose a Storage Area Network it could be rather sophisticated, the more sophisticated the system the bigger the odds of a failure in a single element, that consequently can impact the whole storage system.

By investing in a Storage Area Network it may supply adaptive storage direction and high performance, with a Storage Area Network enables one to allocate space to specific apparatuses or to hold the whole storage open or you may select who can obtain specific data. Storage Area Network systems seldom fail and when they do it is typically due to user error, typically within picture direction or an error with san direction characteristics, Storage Area Networks support large quantities of users, this makes it useful for companies who have a great deal of data but need it centralized in one accessible location. Because of the large quantities of users as well as the feature of the data that’s saved on Storage Area Networks they want continuous tracking and data recovery accessible twenty four hours a day.

Servers can be booted from your Storage Area Network this supplies advantages such as the fact if your server is flawed the Storage Area Network can be reconfigured to make use of the valid Component Quantity of the flawed server on a different server, Storage Area Networks may also be found in catastrophe protection, the reason being they are able to be crossed over distant places with an IP Wide Area Network, this empowers storage replication executed via disk array controllers, server applications or specialized Storage Area Network Apparatuses.

There’s a solution to gauge the operation and capacity of a Storage Area Network this is via quality of service, quality of service allows for the required storage operation to be preserved and computed for network users. The chief variables which influence Storage Area Network quality or service are; Bandwidth, Latency and Queue Depth. Bandwidth is the speed of the data throughput which can be found, latency is the time delay for a read/write function to happen and Queue depth is how many operations which are waiting to be ran to the discs. The essence of service can be influenced by matters like a spike in the level of data traffic from one user this subsequently affects the other users when quality of service services have been in area utilization and operation, causing their operation to reduce could be preserved and called.

When employing a Storage Area Network it’s important never to use over provisioning, this is where additional disk space is put into compensate for peak traffic loads yet where peak traffic loads can’t be called the additional capacity may cause bandwidth to be consumed entirely and latency to rise over time it is also called Storage Area Network degradation.

Link: This article is covered in more depth on the Data Recovery Reviews web site.

Written by Betty

January 29th, 2014 at 4:53 pm