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Data Loss issues

  • Data loss from a crashed computer

  • Data loss from a crashed hard drive

  • Data loss from a dropped hard drive

  • Data loss from a virus

  • Data loss from a crashed laptop

What does a

damaged hard drive

sound like?
Click on the image below for sounds that damaged drives make.

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Recovering data from Data Loss caused by a crashed computer or hard drive

Tri-State Data Recovery & Forensics, LLC

based in New Jersey, has separated itself from the rest by providing unparalleled service in recovering from data loss from issues like a hard drive crash, dropped hard drive, bad sectors and more. Tri-State Data Recovery provides complete confidentiality combined with affordable rates and security. Through intense Data recovery and forensics training courses along side of the FBI in Washington, D.C., and years of experience you can be certain you are coming to the best.

There are several types of data loss

Data Loss from File Deletion

A user could have deleted the data on purpose or on accident.

Data Loss from a Hardware or Power Failure

A common occurrence in data loss is caused a power surge from a lightning storm. This can damage the computer components causing a computer crash. Hardware fails over time as well.

Data loss from a natural disaster

Users that have experienced an earthquake, flood, or fire have had their computers destroyed from the disaster have experienced data loss.

Hard Drive Data Recovery

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What is Data Recovery and who is qualified to perform it? While many companies claim to be qualified, not many have had proper training. Your drive will only be worked on by a qualified "Data Recovery Expert" certified engineer. Visit our Blog for detailed information on the recovery process and my FaceBook page for pictures of drives we have worked on in our class 10 clean room.


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It is very difficult to find someone qualified, trustworthy, and specialized in digital forensics. Most of the principles and techniques are the same as data recovery aside from using hardware like write-blockers to protect the integrity and credibility of the captured data. We provide a reliable, cost effective, rapid, and credible service to the industry.


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Our guarantee that nobody has access to your data except us. We want you to be comfortable working with us. We understand that trust is a key factor when dealing with confidential data. We will give you an honest success rate upon review along with a no obligation firm quote.

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Common Data Loss problems

Clicking Hard Drive data loss

Also known as "the click of death". If you hear your drive clicking, clunking, beeping, buzzing, grinding, or making any abnormal sounds do not attempt to run any software on it or continue to power it on. Shut the drive off immediately and call a professional. Visit our sounds page to listen to some sounds that damaged hard drives make.

Beeping or buzzing hard drive data loss

beeping or buzzing is usually caused from heat or physical abuse like a drop. This is most common in Seagate and Western Digital notebook and portable drives, but can happen to any make and model.
In most cases beeping or buzzing is a good sign that you will need a level 3 recovery to replaced damaged heads from stiction or even a platter swap from a seized spindle.

Dropped Hard Drive data loss

A huge portion of drives that come in for recovery are from physical abuse. When a laptop or external hard drive is dropped this usually causes some kind of physical damage. Most cases of dropped drives turn out to need head replacements, which is also a level 3 recovery.

Virus corruption or accidental format data loss

When a virus has corrupted your operating system causing the system to no longer boot up this is considered a level 1 or logical data recovery. There is nothing physically wrong with the drive and a clean room repair is not needed in cases like this.

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Disk read errors data loss

Windows blue screen errors data loss

If you are having I/O device errors, disk read errors, or your computer is blue screening there is a good possibility that your hard drive has developed numerous bad sectors. In cases like these the likelyhood of recovery is normally very good if the drive is not continuously tampered with causing more problems. Special hardware is needed to read bad sectors. Using software on drives like this will cause more damage. The only time software should ever be used is if the drive has no physical problems and the data loss is stricly a logical problem.

Server RAID data loss

If you suddenly experienced RAID failure from a HP or Dell server it's very important to stop at once, label the drives in the correct order of the ARRAY and contact a professional. Normally one or more drives have failed bringing the entire RAID down. These can be very complicated to recover from depending on how many drives are in the ARRAY and what type of damage has been done. After the repair has been completed the entire ARRAY must be rebuilt before the data can be recovered.

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Our lab is located in Gloucester City, New Jersey, only 45 minutes from Delaware. You can choose to bring us your hard drive personally by scheduling an appointment or shipping us your drive.

Shipping your hard drive

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Please visit our shipping page for detailed instructions on starting a case and shipping your media to us.

Affordable hard drive data recovery rates

Our rates are nearly half the price of larger data recovery companies that advertise in Philadelphia. You will get the satisfaction of knowing that your priceless data will be in the hands of someone who is qualified and experienced. Click below for pricing information on our offered data recovery services.
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data recovery advice

Do not open your drive.

Do not cook your drive.

Do not freeze your drive.

Do not continue to power the drive on.

Do not run checkdisk.

Do not bang the drive.

What to do if you experience data loss

Proper steps must always be taken in case of a data loss incident in order to preserve the recoverability of any lost data. First of all, all type of write operations should be avoided to the drive in question. This also includes starting up the computer. As, many OS including Windows, creates "temporary files" or "files required for booting" - those files may occupy and overwrite the area of the lost data and render it partially or completely unrecoverable. Needless to say, other write operations such as copying, deleting or altering the files should also be avoided. The best and safest course of action would be that right upon realizing data loss, the computer must be safely shut down and the drive in question should be removed from the unit.

It's very important to find a data recovery professional first. Many people mistake this with your average computer repair shop around the corner and end up having their drives destroyed in the process from a inexperienced computer tech.

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