Q: When would I need to consult a data recovery company?
A: When your data is invaluable and can no longer be accessed by yourself.
Q: How does it work, what is the normal procedure?
We would require the damaged device to be brought in to us for book-in, assessment and quotation.
Q: How long does it take?
A: The average recovery takes between 1 and 3 days. A recovery can however take as little as a couple of hours to as long as a few weeks depending on the damage to the device or the difficulty level involved. A RAID system would take days compared to a single drive.
Q: Can you retrieve data in all cases?
A: There are situations where no data can be salvaged and in these situations we do not charge.
Q: Can you guarantee confidentiality of my information?
Q: Should I open my drive if it is making strange noises?
A: You should NEVER open your drive as the platters within the drive will be subject to the elements. Air on the platters will degrade the data.
The surface area is highly magnetic and you will run the risk of contaminating the disk with foreign particles.
Q: Why should I choose Data Gate & Distribution for my data recovery needs?
A: Data Gate has a reputable name in the industry for providing data recovery services that well exceeds expectations. Data Gate always puts the client first and treats every recovery job with the utmost attention to detail and highest confidentiality. Your data recovery is safe in our hands.