Pennsylvania Data Recovery
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Commonly serviced PA areas for data recovery

  • Philadelphia Data Recovery

  • Pittsburgh Data Recovery

  • Allentown Data Recovery

  • Erie Data Recovery

  • Reading Data Recovery

  • Lancaster Data Recovery

What does a

damaged hard drive

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

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Tri-State Data Recovery & Forensics, LLC is proud to be an official member of the HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association).

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Pennsylvania Hard Disk Drive Data Recovery and Raid Recovery Services, By Don Anderson

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Tri-State Data Recovery & Forensics, LLC

has separated itself from other data recovery companies advertising in Pennsylvania by providing unparalleled service from data loss issues like a hard drive crash, dropped hard drive, bad sectors, and more. Tri-State Data Recovery provides secure data recovery, and complete confidentiality combined with affordable rates and payment plans. 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.

Our clients are welcome to see our class 10 clean room and learn how the recovery process works. It's important to understand that all data recovery is not the same. Most clicking hard drives require pcb soldering or clean room work. When calling a data recovery service ask to see their clean room. Most likely they are outsourced, meaning they will charge you a premium and send your hard drive to a third party. Who knows exactly who is looking at your data? Or even worse they will try to repair the drive themselves using Do-It-Yourself techniques found on the internet that will destroy your drive for good.

Your best option is to store the drive safely, until you are ready to have a professional recover the data. A small percentage of drives that have surface damage "platter damage" on the service area are deemed unrecoverable by ANYONE. The typical time frame of a level 1 or 2 recovery is within 48 hours. The typical time frame of a level 3 recovery is 1-3 weeks. These are accurate, reliable, and honest answers to your questions.

Pennsylvania Hard Drive Data Recovery

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What is Data Recovery and who is qualified to perform it? While many companies in Delaware 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 our FaceBook page for pictures of drives we have worked on in our class 10 clean room.

PA Digital Forensics

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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 have had training courses in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia using Forensics Toolkit, combined with hardware Tableau Forensic Bridges (a.k.a. "write-blockers") that we use to keep the integrity of the acquisition. We are active members of the HTCIA (high technology crime investigation association) of the Delaware Valley.


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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.

“I was even more downtrodden after a local computer repair shop was unable to retrieve any data from the flash drive after 3 days...”
-David Wald,
Penn Valley, PA


Common Hard Drive problems

PA Clicking Hard Drive data recovery

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 my sounds page to listen to some sounds that damaged hard drives make. Software cannot recover data from cases like these.

PA Beeping or buzzing hard drive data recovery

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. Do not attempt to run software on your drive if it is making these sounds.

PA Dropped Hard Drive data recovery

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 recovery

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.

I/O Cyclic redundancy check data errors data recovery

A good indication that your drive has developed bad sectors and is starting to fail. A level 2 recovery is required in these cases. Do not attempt to run software on drives that are failing.

Disk read errors data recovery

Another indication that your drive is developing bad sectors.

Windows blue screen errors data recovery

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.

Pennsylvania Server RAID data Recovery

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 much like a puzzle piece before the data can be recovered.

Worldwide Data Recovery Services

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Our lab is located in Gloucester City, New Jersey, only 5 minutes from Philadelphia. 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 Pennsylvania hard drive data recovery rates

Our rates are nearly half the price of larger data recovery companies that advertise in Pennsylvania. 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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Why did my new hard drive fail??

This is a question I hear almost every day. "My drive was new and I didn't drop it why did it fail??" New drives, Old drives, it doesn't matter. The reason is much like a problem with a car. With all those mechanical parts sometimes they just fail. It could be from electrical, heat, or physical abuse. This is why a backup plan is very important.

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Data Recovery Tips

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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.

Pennsylvania Facts:

Penn Township, officially referred to as the Township of Penn, was named after the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn.

Hershey Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States.

Pennsylvania is the first state of the fifty United States to list their web site URL on a license plate.

free hdd softwareFree HDD Diagnostic software

Click on the image above to access free hard drive diagnostic software to give you an idea of what may be wrong with your drive. If your drive fails any of these tests you will need professional service or risk damaging the drive further.

Secure Erase download below free hdd erase software
User data is left on disk drives removed from computers and storage systems, creating a data security vulnerability that many users are unaware of. Recent Federal and state laws requiring secure erasure of user data expose companies to fines of $250,000 and responsible parties to imprisonment for 10 years. Complete eradication of user data off drives can be accomplished by running data Secure Erasure utilities such as the freeware "HDDerase" downloadable above.

It executes the Federally-approved (NIST 800-88) Secure Erase command in the ATA ANSI standard, which is implemented in all recent ATA drives greater than 15-20 GB.

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