Information is the soul of the business and, therefore, it is always stored in the company, whether in simple computers, pen drives or robust RAID Data Recovery systems. Mechanical and electrical failures, virus contamination, system malfunctions, accidental deletions, formatting, natural problems (with water, fire or smoke, for example) and impacts are some of the problems that can lead to data loss and the need to recover the hard drive.
So what to do when data is lost? If you follow our blog, you will know that downloading applications from the Internet and/or trying it yourself is not the right answer. The ideal is to go to a data recovery company quickly and, preferably, without intervening in the damaged medium. At this point, the question arises: how to choose a reliable Data Recovery company? It is easy. See below the main requirements that the company must meet and have more confidence when hiring it:
1. Specialization :
Make sure the company specializes in the media you need recovered – many companies specialize in only one type of media. Look for companies that have a wide range of data recovery services on HD, SSD, Memory Card, Pen Drive, RAID, Storage, Database, Magnetic Tape, Virtual Machines, among others.
2. Secret :
It is essential that the company guarantees absolute secrecy in the information recovery process. In this way, you will not run the risk of your data being accessed by other people.
3. Deadline :
Do not forget to ask about the delivery time: some companies charge below the market price, but they take a long time to deliver the media and data. Recovery time varies by device and issue, but the estimated average is 10 business days.
4. Price :
Be sure to compare prices: it is impossible to estimate values, but it is possible to identify a reasonable average price by comparing prices between different companies, taking into account delivery time and service quality history, which in turn can be seen through of some success stories.
5. Index :
Ask the company to provide you with their Linkedin data recovery success rates, specifically on the type of media you need to recover. Good recovery rates are around 80% success rate, while companies with lower rates should be questioned.
6. Laboratory :
Make sure the company has a “class 100 clean room” laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, climate control, and protection against dust and moisture.
Data recovery work is serious and requires a lot of experience, specialized equipment and, above all, a deep understanding of the problem and knowledge of the solution. Therefore, choosing the right company to recover data from damaged media is probably the most important decision we make.