How to Choose the Right Emergency Data Recovery Service?

If your hard drive just failed, you are probably panicking. So much of your life is contained on that fragile piece of equipment, and now it's all gone. The first thing you need to do is take a deep breath. The next step is to find a qualified data recovery service. Do know how to choose the right Data Recovery Service? Keep reading to find out.


How Secure Is Your Data?

When you hand over your hard drive to a data recovery professional you are handing over the whole drive, not just the parts you want to recover. You want to be sure that everyone that has access to your data is going to handle it with the respect and privacy it deserves. In addition, a data recovery company, with all those drives, is a sweet target for hackers. Does the company have protections in place to keep your data safe from external threats?


How Long Have They Been In the Business?

Data recovery is a skill that takes time to master. You wouldn't want someone just learning to be a mechanic to work on your car without an experienced tech supervising, so why would you let this happen to your data? Asking questions about the experience level of the techs working on your drive isn't rude, its ensuring you have the best chance of recovery.


What Is Their Fee Structure?

Data recovery is expensive, and the last thing you want is to find out once your data is recovered that the price will be more than you expected. You should always obtain a quote up front, and the company needs to contact you for approval before starting any work that would exceed that quote. You should also check their policy on unrecoverable drives. Most companies operate on a "no data no fee" policy so you don't have to pay if no data is recovered.

Carolina Data Recovery has all the qualifications to be your data recovery company. Contact us to get a quote or learn about services we offer.

Carolina Data Recovery – Your Emergency Data Recovery Service


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Recovery Services

  • USB / Memory Cards
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  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Controlled Access 
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Client Reviews

“I thought I had lost the last 15 years of my life in pictures, but they were able to recover them! Such a relief! Worth every penny!”
– Shannon M.
“Great service! Great company! After bringing my computer to three other companies - all who said my data was lost and gone forever - Carolina Data Recovery found and restored it as easy as 1 - 2 - 3. After all the ups and downs and horrors of computer problems, I'm so glad I found a place to go!”
– Anne Fiala
“Carolina Data Recovery is terrific. We lost a RAID 5 array with critical data and we needed to recover it quickly. We spoke with 3 different venders, and Ron made a big impression over the phone. We did not regret our choice. He worked with us on shipping and priority, and within three days of placing that call we had our data back in 3 days.. HIGHLY recommended. .”
– Jim B.

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