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Why did my new hard drive fail??

This is a question we 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.

What does a

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

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clean room manThe truth about clean rooms and data recovery

"Are clean rooms really needed for data recovery?" Click on the image above to find out the facts.

The top Philadelphia hard drive data and RAID recovery services. Tri-State Data Recovery, LLC

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Tri-State Data Recovery is located only minutes from Philadelphia.

A good portion of our business comes from the city of Philadelphia and surrounding cities of Pennsylvania. You are welcome to drop off the drive at our location, or ship it to us with the satisfaction of knowing it isn't traveling very far.

If you have experienced a hard drive crash and need data recovery in Philadelphia, look no further!

Tri-State Data Recovery & Forensics, LLC

located only 4 miles from Philadelphia, has separated itself from the rest by providing unparalleled service in data recovery 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 payment plans. Through intense Data recovery and forensics training courses along side of the FBI, 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?

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.

Philadelphia 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 my FaceBook page for pictures of drives we have worked on in our class 10 clean room.

Philadelphia Forensics

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It is very difficult to find someone qualified, trustworthy, and specialized in digital forensics in the Philadelphia area. We are active members of the HTCIA based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most of the principles and techniques used in computer forensics 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.

“It was clear I was talking directly to a professional in charge of the data recovery.”
-Steve A., Philadelphia, PA


Common Hard Drive problems

Philadelphia 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.

In most cases this is a good sign that you will need a level 3 recovery to replaced damaged heads. It can also be a seized motor, stiction, dirty heads, or even other problems.

Dropped Hard Drive

A large sum of drives we receive from Philadelphia have been dropped or knocked over resulting in damaged heads or read errors. If you have dropped your laptop or hard drive resulting in read errors, non recognition, clicking or beeping then stop at once and give us a call.

Philadelphia 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.

Philadelphia I/O Cyclic redundancy check data errors data recovery

Philadelphia Disk read errors data recovery

Philadelphia 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.

Philadelphia RAID data Recovery

If you suddenly experienced RAID failure 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.

Worldwide Data Recovery Services

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Our lab is located in Gloucester City, New Jersey, only a few short 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 Philadelphia 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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Our popular commercial starring Don Anderson as "Jim", and
Michelle Carvalho as "the beautiful woman". Watch how Jim drops his laptop with his critical presentation on it!

Our popular commercial starring Michelle Carvalho as "the college student". Watch how Michelle becomes upset by a phone call and involuntarily breaks her USB flash drive with her mid-terms on it!

Our popular commercial starring Marty O'Hara as "himself", and Sue Cracha-Carvalho as "the housekeeper". Mr. O'Hara is preparing his taxes to bring to the accountant on a external hard drive. Watch what happens when the housekeeper cleans off the desk.

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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.

Philadelphia Facts:

In 1946 Philadelphia became home to the first computer.

liberty bell Tradition tells of a chime that changed the world on July 8, 1776, with the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.

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

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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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