External Hard Drive Recovery

External hard drives allow you to store large amounts of data, and they make great tools to back up your other devices. Advancements in data storage have made external hard drives less expensive even while their storage capacity has grown. However, external hard drives are prone to failure because of their moving parts. Hard drives can fail for multiple reasons, but the spinning disk inside of your external hard drive can easily be damaged, putting your data at risk.

If your external storage fails, Drive Data Recovery can recover your data from any brand of external hard drive. Our high success rate, efficient turnaround times, and confidentiality guarantee have made us one of the most trusted data recovery companies in the country. Once you drop off your device at any of our nationwide state of the art facilities, you’ll receive a free diagnostic report from an expert in external hard drives. If your external hard drive fails, Drive Data Recovery can help recover your data.

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Types of External Hard Drives We Service

Our expert technicians can recover data from any brand of external hard drive. External hard drives are a key data storage tool used by many individuals and businesses because they are affordable and provide sizable storage. At Drive Data Recovery, our experts stay up to date with all the latest external storage models and brands so that we are ready recover your data from any device. Contact Drive Data Recovery to recover your external hard drive data from any brand, including:

  • Seagate
  • Buffalo
  • LaCie
  • CalDigit
  • Western Digital
  • Iomega
  • Avolution

Common Symptoms of Failing External Devices

If your external hard drive is beginning to fail, recognizing the signs early can increase your chances of protecting your data. The longer a failing or damaged hard drive runs, the more likely your device will be permanently damaged and your data will be lost.

Contact an expert at Drive Data Recovery if you experience any of the following warning signs:

  • Inaccessible or missing data
  • Drive not recognized by device
  • Slow device performance
  • Slow drive data read/write speed
  • Overheating device
  • Repeating freezing, crashing, or errors
  • Blue or black screen
  • Clicking sounds from external hard drive

Causes of External Hard Drive Data Loss & Failure

Identifying the cause of your data loss is the first step our experts take during the free diagnosis of your external hard drive. Once we have identified the cause, we can select the best method to recover your data. You will receive a diagnostic report that details the cause and provides an up-front quote on the cost to recover your data and the time required for the recovery process.

While data loss can occur because of a range of issues or accidents, the three fundamental types of damage that cause data loss are logical drive failure, electrical drive failure, and mechanical drive failure.

Logical drive failure, or corruptions to your storage data, occurs when there is a failure in the reading or writing of your data. This can occur if you improperly unplug or power off your external hard drive while it is running.

Electrical drive failure can happen if a surge of electricity damages your drive. Many external hard drives have internal protections from power surges, but faulty devices like cables, ports, outlets, and even events like lightning strikes can still cause data loss.

Mechanical drive failure, or physical damage to your drive, is a common cause of data loss in external hard drives due to their portability. Data loss can occur when the internal parts of the drive are damaged, either by accident or simply due to age.

What to Do if Your External Hard Drive Fails

If your device breaks or you realize your data is missing, Drive Data Recovery is here to help. If you cannot access data on your external hard drive, follow these steps immediately to improve your chances of fully recovering your data:

  1. Safely disconnect and unplug your external hard drive or power it down by holding down the power button.
  2. Remove all cables connected to your device.
  3. Do not attempt to restore device power or use free data recovery software found on the web. This software often causes greater damage to the device and can make recovery impossible.
  4. Contact a specialist at Drive Data Recovery to start your free consultation.

Why Choose Drive Data Recovery for External Hard Drive Recovery?

Individuals and businesses across the country rely on external hard drives to store and back up their data, but no hard drive is completely secure. Drive Data Recovery understands the importance of information security, which is why we offer an industry-leading confidentiality guarantee to keep your data secure at every step of the data recovery process. Our state of the art equipment, high success rate, and fast turnaround times have made us one of the top data recovery companies in the country.

We will provide a free, detailed diagnostic report and quote within 72 hours of receiving your device at any of our facilities. Once you have approved the data recovery process, you will receive your private data within 7 to 10 days. We also offer rush emergency service to our clients for an additional fee.

Contact an external hard drive expert at Drive Data Recovery and start your free diagnostic today.