Hard Drive Data Recovery Services

Sherlock Data Recovery is an industry leader in hard drive recovery with state-of-the-art tools and engineers with decades of experience. We can recover data from any type of hard drive and are confident in our ability to recover files from any type of failed hard drive and deliver your data to you.



Secure Data Recovery works with desktop or laptop hard drives and external drives
in every failure scenario from hard drive clicking to the device not booting up.

Sherlock Data Recovery can recover data from hard drives in any data loss scenario, whether physical or logical and are experts at performing hard drive recoveries from these issues:

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  • Clicking
  • Dead Heads
  • Torn heads
  • Scratched
  • Stuck Motor
  • Platter Damage
  • Accidental File Deletion
  • Reformatted
  • Environmental Damage (water damaged or fire burned drives)

HARD DRIVE FAILURE SOUNDS: Typical noises of a failed hard disk drives.

Dead Heads

Torn Heads


Stuck Motor

Clicking Heads

Click on any of the links below to view our data recovery capabilities for different types of hard drives, operating systems and hard drive manufacturers.

Featured Hard Drive Recovery Services

Our technology allows us to perform data recovery on hard drives of all types, regardless of physical size or issue. Here are some types of common hard drives that we can recover from:

Desktop Data Recovery

When failures occur, desktop hard drive require treatment in a certified Cleanroom. This page explains our process for identifying issues and recovering data from standard desktop drives.

Laptop Data Recovery

Laptop hard drives commonly fail due to physical shock, electronic issues or liquid damage. We deliver high success rates for laptop drives by using specialized tools to protect media throughout the data recovery process.

All hard drives are treated with the same certified technology, and our data recovery engineers follow strict security procedures to protect recovered data from unauthorized access. When it comes to recovering data from a failed hard drive Secure Data Recovery Services maintains high overall success rates of over 96 percent.

We Work With All Hard Drive Operating Systems

We currently provide hard drive data recovery services for all operating systems. Operating system can affect the logical (non-physical) portion of the data recovery process, and we employ a team of skilled software technicians to treat every case as effectively as possible.

Our technicians have experience with every operating system that is available on hard drives. We can find appropriate solutions for any type of physical or logical hard drive failure. Our R&D team creates all of our software and hardware tools in lab, which allows us to recover your hard drive and give you fast results with unequaled security.

We Work With All Hard Drive Manufacturers

Secure Data Recovery Services provides options for all hard drive brands, and our services never void your active product warranties. As a recognized leader in our industry, we are recognized by many of the world’s most popular hardware vendors. Ask a member of our team how to submit your warranty after data recovery is performed on your hard drive.

We also support other hard drive brands not listed above. Our large onsite hardware library allows for efficient and dependable results, and every case is treated with appropriate security controls to provide a private experience.

Tips for Increasing Your Hard Drive Recovery Success Rate

If your hard drive is exhibiting any of the failure signs below, follow the tips to increase your chances of a full recovery.

  • Clicking, Whirring, or Grinding Noises – immediately power down the device
  • Water Damage – remove the battery and other memory chips from the device and let it dry out.
  • Fire Damage – do not use the drive or attempt to open it up
  • Deleted or missing files – do not use the drive and turn it off to avoid overwriting information.

Do not open the hard drive to attempt a DIY recovery as you could cause irreversible damage and render your files unrecoverable. Call a professional data recovery company with proper security certifications and a Cleanroom facility for recovery.

Questions and Answers

Why do hard drives fail?

Hard drives by definition are mechanical, meaning they have moving parts that will wear down over time. The read/write heads, spindle, and actuator may be unable to read the data on the drive after even a slight offset. User error, viruses, and physical damage can also affect the operation of your drive.

What does hard drive recovery cost?

The cost depends on a variety of factors including the brand, model, and capacity of the device. The service level you choose also affects the total price that is paid. Secure Data Recovery engineers will provide a diagnostic report after examining your device and give you a price quote based on the scope of work.

How do engineers recover my data from the hard drive?

Our team of experienced engineers repair or replace damaged hard drive components in a Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom. After replacing parts, they are able to create a image of your hard drive and retrieve the files using specialized software. After recovering your files, we return them on FIPS-Validated hardware-encrypted transfer media.

What if I only need certain files back?

If you have certain files that are most important to you, we will make that data a priority during the recovery process. Overall, we aim for a full recovery every time and will return every file we recover back to you. Sherlock Data recovery boasts an overall 90% success rate.

Can I use hard drive data recovery software to fix my system?

No. We do not recommend this method because software will not repair physical issues and can cause further damage to your drive and overwrite your data.