If you do not start taking care of the issue, you can lose your data for good: business documents and personal correspondence. All the more you should not try the recovery process yourself, it might lead only to worsening of problem. Contacting specialists guarantees professional knowledge, availability of all equipment and software for recovery works of any degree.
Chances of success considerably increase if the owner did not try to experiment and recover information independently and didn’t overwrite the existing data as well as did not involve any unqualified outside “specialists” for this purpose. When hard drive owner tries to recover information independently or requests an unskilled individual to do it, like a neighbour or a friend, then it means that after such actions most probably it won’t be possible to recover anything.
Why do you have to contact professionals? For a number of reasons. Firstly, serious organizations perform recovery of any kind of hard drive form factors: 3.5 inch, 2.5 inch and 1.8 inch. Secondly, it could be a hard drive extracted from a personal computer, laptop or external hard drive. Thirdly, the interface also doesn’t matter, a professional would equally work with IDE, SATA, SCSI and SAS. Fourthly, device manufacturer also doesn’t matter, it could be Maxtor, Fujitsu, Quantum, WD, Seagate, IBM, Toshiba, Hitachi, Samsung or HP. Fifthly, a professional can work with any operating (Linux, Windows, Unix, Mac OS, Novell Netware, FreeBSD) and file systems (NTFS, FAT, HFS, UFS, Ext2FS/3FS, ReiserFS XFS). And, finally, no matter how old is your hard drive, it could be freshly bought or having served for a short or long period of time.
Your hard drive can be recovered in case of logical as well as mechanical and electrical failures. A specialist will eliminate all the consequences of virus attacks, software failure or accidental deletion. Even in case of serious failures in internal elements or presence of bad sectors user hard drives still can be repaired and all useful information can be recovered.