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Recent Data Recovery reviews in Melbourne

"Alex is an absolutely superstar! So helpful and lovely throughout the process and managed to recover all of my documents, photos and files. Many thanks Alex! "

External hard drive data recovery and/ or repair

$150

"Was able to recover everything, very good work"

Data recovery from hard drive

$150

"Satnam unfortunately wasn't able to recover my photos (through no fault of his own). I dropped my laptop to his house on Friday night and he called me first thing Saturday morning to explain that he couldn't locate the photos and give me a run down of the issue. I was a little nervous about dropping my laptop off at someones house so a little more communication around getting it back would have put my mind at ease. I would still recommend Satnam and appreciate him trying to recover my photos."

I need data recovery services services

$150

"Fast, efficient and economical. Door to door service. Couldn't ask for better. Would definitely reccommend and use again. David "

I need data recovery

$50

"Great tasker - did everything as agreed! Many thanks "

WD hard drive data recovery (and replacement)

$150

"My only one and a half year old plus passport suddenly not working about a week ago. Kevin has successfully recovered all the data and transferred to a new hard drive. Easy to work with and communicate. Highly recommend."

I need data recovery services services

$100

What's the average cost of a data recovery expert in Melbourne

$65 - $150

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$65

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$100

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$150

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What does a file recovery service include?

DIY-ing your data recovery is risky. Accidental overwrites, formatting and further damage to the device makes data recovery especially difficult. (And possibly more expensive.) The first step: get your device in the hands of an IT expert. Here are some of the devices and common problems your data recovery expert can help with:

Hard disk drives (HDD)

Hard drives are prone to physical damage and system errors. Whether it’s an external hard drive or the one inside your computer, the internal moving parts mean over time they wear out and degrade in performance. Hearing clicking or whirring noises? There could be physical damage, so your data recovery expert will use a precision screwdriver to repair the motor and hard drive heads. Seeing error messages or experiencing power problems? A system fault or virus may need fixing. Your techie might first try installing recovery software onto your computer. Or they could remove the actual hard drive from the case or computer and use a SAS/SATA to USB adapter to access and recover your files that way.

USB memory sticks

When your flash drive stops working or isn’t recognised by your computer (even when you’ve given it a wiggle) the problem could be faulty connectors, a bad computer USB port or something more serious like a virus. To recover your files, your data recovery technician will first test the memory stick by plugging it into a different computer or USB port. If this doesn’t work, they may use small screwdrivers and pliers to straighten out the connectors. If the damage isn’t physical, checks are made to identify a reason for corruption. This often involves recovery software, which can also help with deleted file recovery if anything has gone walkabout.

Solid-state drives (SSD)

SSD file recovery isn’t easy, because it relies on electrical components to save and retrieve data. When these go bad, it’s very difficult to recover files. But not impossible. Your data recovery expert will ensure a technology called TRIM isn’t enabled. To do this, they will use special recovery software and commands for SSD devices. If they can’t recover your files this way, your drive is sent to a forensic data recovery lab for further investigation, restoration, and data extraction. Be aware, though - this can be expensive.

Phone and smart devices

Need to retrieve messages, photos, numbers, and videos from your phone’s internal memory? Depending on the type of damage your phone has suffered, it may be salvageable. If your phone still switches on, your IT expert will first try downloading specific apps for data recovery. If this isn’t an option, they’ll plug your phone or device into a computer via USB for further debugging and file extraction.    

Recent Data Recovery tasks in Melbourne

External Hard Drive Data recovery

$100

Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

23rd Nov 2022

I had a Seagate OneTouch external hard drive and through an accident it disconnect while in use by my Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop, and now can't access the files. I have tried connecting to different computers. The Hard drive light works and it makes a connection sound when plugged into a computer. I can see it as a hidden device but that's about it. - Due date: Flexible

Vidhin was very professional and knowledgeable, great communication and provided excellent advice. I am very happy with his service and would highly recommend him.

Dead iPhone Data Recovery

$150

Kensington VIC, Australia

20th Sep 2022

Water damaged iPhone X. Dropped in water with cracked screen. Reboot loop. I want to recover an iCloud backup of the phone to restore to new phone. This is not just a broken screen/bootable phone - you will need to be able to repair the logic board etc. - Due date: Flexible

Data Recovery - Apple Time Capsule

$100

Collingwood VIC, Australia

29th Aug 2022

Recently rolled back my MacBook to an older version, which has made the original backup file in the Time Capsule hard drive inaccessible. The file icon has turned white. Time Machine tried to create a new backup file, but the original is still there (same size, just undetectable). Please let me know your credentials and if you can help recover my data safely. AfterPay would be appreciated too (though not essential if you’re good at what you do and can solve this problem).

Anthony is a totally legend. Stayed with me for hours and liaised with Apple on behalf until the job was at a point where the problem could be solved. Excellent professional service, knowledgeable and dedicated to the task

USB data recovery

$20

Elwood VIC, Australia

16th Jul 2022

Need help retrieving music files off of a USB which I believe has become corrupted. Please make an offer if you can assist with the data recovery! Thankyou. More info: The USB is my partners and used for djing and it has been going into a loop mode when last used. We then plugged into the laptop to try and retrieve the files and it would load for a second and then freeze and the system would crash not allowing us to continue with a transfer. The USB itself was flashing a blue light when on but then it would turn off again. Almost like when your phone charger is on the way out and you have to hold it a certain way for it to be recognised! Best way to explain it haha

Vidhin was super accommodating and helpful with our request. He was able to find and destroy the corrupt file on our USB which meant the contents was saved! So thankful and could not recommend him more! Will be coming to Vidhin for any future data recovery needs (even though we will now be backing everything up!!) Thanks so much Vidhin!

Data recovery - external hard drive

$300

Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

14th Jun 2022

broke my external harddrive over 5 years ago, wanting someone to repair it and get out my photos and images - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery of an external hard drive

$150

Princes Hill VIC, Australia

15th Apr 2022

Hard drive seems to be corrupt, data recovery won’t run on my surface book. Need diagnosis and recovery if possible

External hard-drive data recovery

$150

Kensington VIC 3031, Australia

12th Feb 2022

2TB Portable Hard Drive making strange clicking sounds and not appearing on desktop. Desperately need to recover work files. - Due date: Before Saturday, 19th Feb 2022

Oppo data recovery

$40

Elwood VIC, Australia

7th Oct 2022

I dropped my phone and the screen is now black. When I connect to USB on the laptop the phone vibrates but nothing shows up in devices and drives. Looking for someone that can retrieve the phone data. - Due date: Flexible

Hard drive data recovery !

$150

Coburg VIC, Australia

11th Sep 2022

My LaCie 2tb HDD is beginning to die. By die I mean it’s occasionally will mount to finder (always observable on disk utility). Is extremely slow to browse files / unable to copy from drive to back up as drive is so slow. Am hoping someone can clone or recover the contents of the drive. Majority of data on there is audio files as well as ableton (audio production software). External Drive :-) - Due date: Before Monday, 12 September 2022

Awesome ! Got all my data back and was super helpful :-)

Hard drive data recovery

$100

Northcote VIC, Australia

5th Aug 2022

My Macbook Air Model A1466 stopped working 2 days ago (old and tired, no funny noises etc.) and I am hoping to recover the contents of its hard drive onto an external hardrive. I contemplated doing the hard drive data retrieval myself but I can't find a local shop which sells the SSD hard drive adapter for the corresponding model I have. Need it done this weekend to retrieve ongoing work due soon. I'm happy to travel to fit in with your schedule, and make the retrieval more affordable for me and less time-intensive for you. Many thanks! Laura - Due date: Before Monday, 8 August 2022

What an absolutely lovely experience! Thanks a million Alex!! I’ll be in touch again!

Data recovery

$150

Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

14th Jul 2022

New seagate external hard drive has stopped working. Makes intermittent beeping sound but no grinding or other drive related noises. Would liek to get some uni notes back that were backed up on it - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery external hard drive

$100

Moonee Vale VIC 3055, Australia

7th May 2022

Seagate external HD is beeping and not picking up on computer - Due date: Flexible

Old hard drive data recovery

$50

Elwood VIC, Australia

31st Mar 2022

Thermaltake Silver USB 2.0 Hard Drive (plug adapter) makes a bleeping sound when trying to load. Sometimes works than crashes. Need to retrieve photos. - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery from hard disk

$150

South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

28th Nov 2022

Makes bleeping noise and my laptop wouldn’t recognise the external memory brand seagate.

Data recovery

$200

Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

4th Oct 2022

64GB micro SD Card data recovery from smart phone. Unable to detected or read in any device. Either using phone or desktop computer. - Due date: Flexible

Data recovered from a WD hard drive

$250

East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

1st Sep 2022

Files appear on disk but won’t let me transfer them. Possible scratch on hardrive disk? Error is something to do with reading the files. 1.4 TB of data needed recovered from the 2 TB hard drive. - Due date: Before Friday, 2 September 2022

Ned was very patient and trustworthy when helping me try to salvage files from a broken hardrive. Highly recommend! Thanks Ned.

Data recovery

$150

Armadale VIC 3143, Australia

19th Jul 2022

Badly water damaged old MacBook Pro Have been advised computer not repairable Unless $$$ spent. Need to try and retrieve files from computer - Due date: Flexible

Usb music data recovery

$15

Elwood VIC, Australia

26th Jun 2022

Hey Im a dj and stupidly Havnt backed my usb up so a lot of my music is on my usb that I need. The other week I was having issues in loop mode on the decks and now when I plug my usb into my laptop the light turns on for a bit and then turns off When I get it on long enough if I try to do anything it crashes record box or the folder I’m in I need someone who has successfully recovered music before to collect the music off the usb plans get it onto a new one preferably in the structure it’s in

External data recovery and laptop check

$80

Fitzroy North VIC, Australia

19th Apr 2022

I lost data from external harddrive 3 months ago and you posted a response. Today more issues -Sometimes a usb doesnt register when inserted. Others it says it needs formatting. Other times it registers. I have also lost data/photos which I need recovered from both usb and laptop. I am retired. Havent worked due to health issues and cant afford to be ripped off. I havent used this service before. How do I contact you

Very patient Spent extra time reassuring me and making sure I understood how to manage my usage to prevent problems in the future

Data recovery external 1TB hard drive

$400

Melbourne VIC, Australia

5th Mar 2022

Hard drive with last decade of travel photos and memories is just not working. It’s 1TB capacity, have no idea how much data is actually on it. My Mac doesn’t read the drive, and freezes when trying to open. Have tried multiple cables. The drive ‘feels’ like it’s on, as it does it’s usual warm up, but just can’t access any files. Flexible to the quote as long as there is some guarentee to recover files.