Data recovery from crashed disk drive can be performed on fixed disks, external disks, DVD, USB devices, mobile and smart phone storage devices. Your first task is to determine the nature and extent of crash. In cases of crashes related OS and other logical failures it may be possible to use the software tools alone and recover the data. In cases of hardware crashes you will need help of a data recovery professional. Before taking any steps on data recovery it is better to get the disk diagnosed by a technician in order to get accurate assessment of the problem and its optimum solution.
Critical data from your mobile and smart phones related to your bank account details, credit and debit cards need to be extracted and restored without affecting the security aspects. Moreover the information needs to be salvaged in such a manner that integrity of data is not affected in any way. DIY procedures may not work effectively in such cases as you will not be aware of the data structure, file system links, and techniques of extracting data clusters along with password in encrypted format. You can depend on our expertise in dealing with recovery of encrypted data and personal information from android, windows phone, iPhone, apple and other mobile devices. Our services extend to cover desktop PCs, Mac systems, Linux and UNIX based disk drives from Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung and other leading brands of HDD.
Data recovery from crashed iPhone
IOS data recovery is the most commonly adopted procedure for extracting data from crashed iPhone, iPod-touch and iPad. In many cases of OS and logical crashes you can use online software tools for fixing the problems.
Dr. Fone from Wondershare is said to be compatible for most of the IOS versions including IOS9. The creators of software claim to solve problems related to deletion of multimedia files, contacts, SMS and MMS, corrupt and deleted partition and other logical system crashes. The software supports Windows and Mac OS extensively for 32 and 64 bit versions.
Phone-Rescue from iMobile is the data-recovery software for IOS systems with similar capabilities for restoring deleted and corrupt files & folders. The system is compatible for legacy windows OS like XP as well as Latest OS like Windows 8 and advanced versions. User interface is one aspect which has claimed good user reviews. The system offers 3 options for data recovery from iPhone-6, iTunes-backup and iCloud. You can install the software and use it with DIY procedure as the menu and wizard systems of the software are user friendly in nature.
LEAWO IOS data recovery from Leawo claims to have added features for customized file and folder search along with filer options in its data recovery process. According to user reviews, the software tool can also recover images/photos and videos when it is set in D.F.U. mode. It is said to support latest and previous versions of IOS. Once you get registered online, you will be able to utilize the full version of the application by downloading and installing on your desktop PC/Mac.
Some of the other software tools you can find online are EaseUS, Tenorshare and ISKYSOFT. All these tools need to be installed on Desktop systems. Then you need to connect your IOS device through USB port to the system, run the installed software tool and recover the data.
Steps to salvage data from Mac systems
Mac OS is said to have relatively higher tolerance to logical crashes and file system corruption. However usage patterns and constant exposure to heat, dust and pollutants can result in unexpected drive crashes. Most commonly observed problems with Mac systems are file and folder deletion, conversion of file system from HFS to HFS-Plus (MacBook Pro), accidental logical drive formatting, corrupt master boot record and spikes due to power fluctuations.
All the software tools listed under iPhone can also be sued for Mac systems. In addition you can find other software tools like REMO-RECOVER for data recovery from MacBook pro. The system is said to be compatible with Serial-ATA, SCSI, USB and IDE types of drives. You can also recover data from flash cards, SD cards and other types of memory cards by connecting them with the desktop system through USB ports. It supports FAT 16/32 and HFS/HFS+ type of disk drives and disk volumes. You will be able to stop the recovery process at any stage, save the settings and continue from that stage at another point of time.
Physical damages to IOS devices need the intervention of a qualified hardware expert, as the procedure could be long and confusing for you to try on DIY. Moreover you may not have access to many of the hardware tools and software utilities used by the technicians. We provide many such tools for firmware fixing, component repair & replacement, PCB swapping, cylinder & platter replacement and actuator & read-write head repairs as well as replacements.
Cylinder /platter swapping tool
This is said to be one of the most reliable tools for data recovery for Mac based systems. Failed HDD platters are physically taken out from the drive after removing the actuator and magnetic component connectivity. The swapping tool consists of two separate holders for placing the failed platters and donor platters. Connectivity between the two can be established with hardware “linkers”. The entire system is monitored by a firmware and software system.
Head crash recovery
The technician will take out the actuator read-write head from the HDD and scan it with the help of head-scanning tool. It is capable of fixing issues like misalignment of components, twisted parts etc. Since most types of head crashes are literally accompanied with cylinder/platter damages, this procedure is invariably preceded by platter repair.
Once the hardware crash problem is rectified, the technician will proceed with the procedures for data recovery using software utilities. He may use built in software within the hardware tool for data recovery as it provides best levels of compatibility during all the stages of hardware repair also.