External hard drives are currently available at retail in capacities ranging from 500GB to 3TB. The relative sizes and capacities of these drives mirror what is available for laptop and desktop drives capacities and capability. Use of external drives can greatly expand the data storage capacity of any system. Data Recovery Group provides external hard drive recovery services for a variety of portable hard drive manufacturers, including but not limited to:
- Western Digital (WD)
- Silicon Power
External drives are often referred to as portable hard drives, and “Back Up Drives”. If you are using the external drive as a back up then your data should be in two places. If your data files are just on the external drive, then the external drive is a data drive. External drives when used and stored properly are an economical way to protect your critical data. The most common cause of failure for external hard drive is dropping them on the floor. The USB cable attaching the drive to computer gets snagged, and the drive sitting on the desk, the kitchen table, the coffee table, the couch, etc drops to the floor.
We at the Data Recovery Group specialize at external hard drive data recovery services. We have been recovering data for over 25 years and have developed the techniques necessary to recover those priceless family photos. Once we receive the external hard drive our technicians will begin work on evaluating your drive for recovery. Recognizing that the home user is more sensitive to price for recovery we have an economy service. With economy service we complete the initial evaluation in 3-5 business days with return of you recovered data in 10 business days. Larger drives (over 1TB) may require extra time because of their larger capacity.
Please remember that if you suspect that your external hard drive is not working properly that you stop using the computer and contact the Data Recovery Group. Do It Yourself attempts to recover your own data may render the drive "Not Recoverable". Choose the DRG location nearest you and speak with our knowledgeable Data Recovery Technicians. The call is free!!!