5 Tips For Picking A Data Recovery Service

The most dreaded event of any business or individual is data loss. What happens when your digital life or livelihood becomes inaccessible? You have to turn to a data recovery specialist. Here are 5 quick tips about picking a data recovery service:

1. Experience: You want expertise when it comes to recovering what is most valuable, your business and personal information. Determine how many years of experience a data recovery service has. The more the better when comes to meeting every possible challenge successfully. Examine credentials and certifications, such as manufacturer authorization and HIPAA compliance.

2. Reputation: In addition to looking at how much experience a service provider has, check out their reputation. What do customer reviews have to say? Are they committed to excellence? Are they reliable and responsive? 

3. Capability: The digital world is vast and expansive. The best data recovery service can manage multiple platforms and all makes and models of devices and computers. Broad capability matters when many people and companies use a variety of digital storage devices. 

4. Security: Your personal and business data is valuable. Allowing access to it creates a vulnerability. Only choose a data recovery service that operates in secure facilities and practices strict protocols of confidentiality. But security means more than just protecting information. It also means protecting the integrity of your equipment. Facilities should perform their services in a ISO Certified Cleanroom to ensure the integrity of your sensitive electronics.

5. Speed: When it comes to recovering your data and getting back to business, or your regular routine of daily life, you want data recovery to be as quick as possible. Think about it. How long can you go without accessing your stored information? Most people would find a single 24-hour period extremely trying. Look for a data recovery service that strives for rapid turn-around time.

For more information on the characteristics of a secure and capable data recovery service, please contact us. If you think that your data is lost, the professionals at Carolina Data Recovery can help.


  • Linux®
  • UNIX™
  • Microsoft Windows®  
  • Apple/Macintosh® 
  • NetWare®
  • VMware®

Recovery Services

  • USB / Memory Cards
  • Laptops / Desktops
  • External Hard Drives
  • Solid State Drives


  • Strict Non-Disclosure
  • Chain of Custody Protocol
  • High Security Safekeeping
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Controlled Access 
  • Secure Location

Client Reviews

“These guys/gals are really great. Ron was very professional and stayed in communication thru the entire process of our clients Data Recovery.”
– David P.
“Carolina Data Recovery saved the day! I had an external hard drive that contained all of my personal information and pictures over the last 3 years. This hard drive had crashed leaving me in a world of panic. Carolina Data Recovery specialists were able to fully recover my lost information, keeping me updated throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Carolina Data Recovery for all your data needs! ”
– J. Hawk
“The short: Calling Ron and his team was the best decision I could have made. Words like kind, respectful, prompt, and attentive come to mind. The long: My NAS crashed. I thought I lost my entire digital life. Forget about the files and documents one accumulates and all the music, I had 30 years of family pictures, some of who are no longer with us. I was in tears. I took my NAS to a big box store where I was given very robotic service by their "geeks" and was told it could cost me thousands of dollars, it would take at least a month (but I could leap to the front of the line for an extra $100) to even find out IF it was recoverable. I decided to look for someone local and thank God I found Carolina Data Recovery. Ron was able to confirm that the data was recoverable within 48 hours and had my data back to me within 72 hours. Beyond that, Ron took time to walk me though the process and listen to my concerns. Realizing I was a mess, Ron spent an hour on the phone with me explaining what I need to do going forward to ensure that this never happens again. Backing up your data IS important - hard lesson learned. I hope to never be in this situation again, but have comfort in knowing that Carolina Data Recovery has my back. ”
– M. Patel

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