How to choose a company for successful data recovery?

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Data recovery is a delicate business, but two things are certain: the first recovery attempt is the best opportunity for success; and the recovery company you choose can greatly impact the outcome.

Data recovery refers to the process of recovering data from a hard drive, removable disk, or other type of electronic storage when the data is no longer accessible via normal means.

Data recovery can be a simple process in many cases, but in some cases it may require exhaustive, detailed work to recover the data. However, any data recovery case typically involves the same general process for recovering the lost data:

  • Evaluate the media and provide an initial determination of the extent of the damage.
  • Repair any electrical or physical damage that may be preventing the media from accessing the data.
  • Recover the data through “logical” (software) processes that work with the raw data on the disk or drive.
  • Analyze the recovered data to be sure it is intact and usable, and then provide a report of the results of the recovery.
  • Return the restored data on media of your choice as soon as possible.


At first glance, many data recovery companies may appear to offer an excellent level of services and security. Many claim to have all the capabilities of a professional data recovery service provider. But, upon closer examination, the majority fall short.

DriveSavers, located in California is the worldwide leader in data recovery, helped pioneer the industry in 1985. Home users and businesses alike rely on DriveSavers to recover lost data from failed storage devices that cannot be accessed by normal means.

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As advised by this company from California, the company you choose should have:

Manufacturer Authorization

If a data recovery service provider meets the right criteria; original equipment manufacturers will authorize the provider to disassemble their devices without voiding the original warranty.

ISO Class 5 Certified Cleanroom

A cleanroom is a dust and static free environment typically used in the area of manufacturing.  See examples.

Data Security During Data Recovery

SOC 2 Type II Audit Report

An SOC 2 Type II audit report means that a third-party auditor has reviewed all of data security protocols. 

Encryption Recovery Certification

There are hundreds of encryption tools out there and each one is unique. If the integrity of your encrypted data is a concern, make sure your recovery company has technicians who are trained and certified experts in multiple encryption recovery techniques and processes.

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