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Recent Data Recovery reviews in Sydney

Great communication. Able to recover data from old laptop that hadn't worked in years. Would use again.

Data recovery from old Toshiba laptop


Excellent job - all my data has been saved!!

Data recovery for iMac


Great work thanks

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Very happy with the provided service! Professional and easy to deal with!

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Paolo was extremely helpful with the recovery of my data, would highly recommend!

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Recovered my data for me which was a massive help! Quick turn around also!

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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 Sydney

Hard Drive Data Recovery


Ultimo NSW, Australia

1st Nov 2023

My hard drive shows up on Disk Utility but I can view my files. I'd like to move my data onto a new SSD I've purchased. WD Passport for Mac 2TB is the current hard drive. There is 2TB of data to move across. - Due date: Flexible

Data Recovery Seagate NAS


Camperdown NSW, Australia

10th Jun 2023

Hi I need to retrieve data from my external HDD. it use to power on but wouldn’t connect to the computer. i’ve lost the power cord. Seagate Personal Cloud Pro - Due date: Flexible

Easy to work with and professional. Thanks for helping me out!

Data Recovery


Newtown NSW, Australia

4th Feb 2023

Hi, I have a Seagate external HDD that is no longer being read by computer. It powers up and spins, but that's it. Looking for a price to extract what's on there please

Data recovery


Camperdown NSW, Australia

8th Dec 2022

External hard drive not working and need it to be fixed. Hard drive has an external power sauce. The hard drive is not turning on - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 9 December 2022

External SSD Drive data recovery


Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia

7th Dec 2022

My Sandisk Extreme SSD suddenly stop working - it makes a noise when plugged into my PC and can be seen in the device manager but I cannot open it to view/access files. I want to extract and recover the files off of the drive.

Paolo did a great job at a fair price extracting data from my SSD that was no longer functioning. He was punctual and clear with everything along the way.

Data recovery


Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia

26th Nov 2022

Need to recover videos that have been deleted off external hard drive - Due date: Flexible

Data Recovery


Redfern NSW, Australia

14th Oct 2022

I am using Xiaomi Poco F4. Last night, I moved photos from Camera folder to 2 different folders. Then, I checked the Gallery trash bin, there were a lot of photos, including ones look like that I just moved. I checked the 2 folders, the photos were still there. So I emptied the trash bin. I checked again, the photos in the 2 folders are corrupted. I try to look at Google Photos and Mi Cloud. My Google storage is full so it can't recover all of the photos. Mi Cloud is not helpful at all. Can you help restoring permanently deleted photos from Gallery trash bin? Thanks! - Due date: Flexible

Yuan is very helpful! She will go the extra mile to complete the task ☺ Even though I can't get my data back, she give me an understanding of why it can't be recovered, so I don't have to waste my time through other services. So, if you have a data loss, don't restart ur phone and try to contact Yuan immediately! It's worth a try ☺

Data recovery


Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

28th Sep 2022

My transcend storejet hard drive is not connecting to my mac. I would like to recover my data

"iphone unavailable" data recovery remote diagnosis


Waterloo NSW, Australia

24th Aug 2022

With no warning the iPhone X display initially said "iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes" now it is saying "iPhone Unavailable". I would like to recover the photos, contacts and apps on the phone. - Due date: Before Saturday, 27 August 2022

MacBook Air 2014 SSD Hardrive data recovery


Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia

24th Apr 2022

Need to get my data from a SSD removed from a 2014 MacBook Air.

Data recovery


Stanmore NSW, Australia

11th Apr 2022

I have a corrupt Hard Drive and haven’t been able to repair it on my Surface book. Hoping to retrieve working files/Lightroom catalogs off it if possible.

Portable hard drive data recovery


Forest Lodge NSW, Australia

29th Mar 2022

Data recovery from SEAGATE EXPANSION PORTABLE DRIVE 2TB SRD0NF1 required. Note: it is using a very small portion of the storage available. When plugged in the light doesn't appear, the device makes beeping and whirring sounds, and is completely undetectable on both Windows PC and Mac software. The cable is in working order and there is no external damage to the device itself. The error occurred when my desktop computer had a meltdown while the device was connected.

Data Recovery From External Hard-drive


Rosebery NSW, Australia

21st Mar 2022

Years ago my Mac laptop was water damaged but i was able to transfer the data onto an external hard-drive. There is a whole iPhoto library on it that I’m looking to recover but haven’t been able to due to the program becoming obsolete. I’m hoping there is a way as there are thousands of photos on there that I’d love to have again! Due date: Flexible

Need data recovery from Surface Pro hard drive.


Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia

7th Feb 2022

My Surface Pro 4 died - could not turn it on at all. I took it to someone who recovered some of the data - only the folders from 'B' to 'E' and the photos. No other folders were recovered. I have the drive from the laptop and need to recover the remaining folders/files. - Due date: Before Friday, 11th Feb 2022

Paolo recovered all of my data - against the odds! He keep me informed at each step and was solutions focussed and flexible. I would recommend him to anyone for data recovery. Thanks, Paolo

Data Recovery


Elizabeth Bay NSW, Australia

3rd Feb 2022

Have a Toshiba 1TB External Hard Drive that is making clicking and screeching noises. Looking to get it repaired or data recovered from drive - Due date: Flexible

Iphone 8 data recovery


Sydney NSW, Australia

16th Dec 2021

I got iPhone 8 plus water damaged phone but i got a lot of memories in the phone, would anyone help me to recover that iphone data please

Hardrive data recovery


Sydney NSW, Australia

5th Dec 2021

My hard drive is not being recognised by any computer and hence I cannot access any of the videos stored on the hard drive. I am hoping to recover all the files I have on there. - Due date: Flexible

Very helpful and easy to communicate with.



Surry Hills NSW, Australia

26th Nov 2021

The hard drive is SEAGATE BARRACUDA 2000GB SATA. It clicks and doesn't connect.Its a definite physical problem. I have taken it apart and have a video of what it is doing. On the drive is my MAC Time Machine files and some Audio (Logic X) files. Here is a video of the problem https://www.dropbox.com/s/btuzgw78mp0dijb/20210513_184838.mp4?dl=0 - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery for an external hard drive with internal damage


Petersham NSW 2049, Australia

21st Nov 2021

I have an external hard drive (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/wd-my-passport-2tb-portable-hard-drive-usb-c-3-0-for-mac-2019midnight-blue) that does not show up when I connect it to my MacBook Air. It makes a repetitive whirring sound. I have taken it to a mobile/computer shop and they say it's likely it has internal damage. I would like my data recovered for this hard drive. - Due date: Before Sunday, 5th Dec 2021

Data recovery from a MacPro


Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

23rd Sep 2021

I have just had my MacBook pro fried and assessed by apple as dead. It is only 3 months old and I need the data recovered to an external drive. Please quote on prices and detail whether this is possible if it won't startup. Thanks, Book Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)