It’s a scary fact that hard drives – the devices that store your programs, operating system, and personal data – are mechanical devices that do not last forever. While they may last well over ten to twenty years, the typical manufacturer’s warranty only lasts for three years – and the average lifespan we see is about five years (or 20,000 power-on hours).
Even worse, dropping your computer or spilling liquid on it can also damage drives. If you experience a lot of unexpected slowdown, you may be experiencing the beginnings of hard drive failure. Also be on the lookout for grinding or loud, repetitive clicking noises from your computer. If you catch it quickly enough, we may be able to help you recover your data. And in any case, we can replace your drive and get you back up and running again.
We service all brands of desktop and laptop hard drives. We offer repairs and service for our clients located in or around Durham.
The typical hard drive brands that we service include (but are not limited to) Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor, Hitachi/HGST, Fujitsu & Toshiba drives.
If you have important data that you need to recover, contact us today!
In cases where we are not able to recover your data directly, we can recommend two companies that we have worked with over the years. Our most frequently used data recovery resource has been Data Savers out of Atlanta, GA. Pricing ranges between $300 to $600 generally, plus the cost of recovery media. Another more recent resource that has helped our customers has been STA Data Recovery, with prices starting at $299 + parts if needed.