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How Long Does Data Recovery Take?

Our data recovery lab operates 24/7. Every drive is being looked at upon its arrival to our lab with no delay. However the turnaround differs from case to case and depends on selected plan as well as other factors that could affect a particular project.

Here is a list of most significant complementary factors contributing to the extension of time to complete the data recovery project:

  • Selected plan (regular vs. emergency)
  • The required amount of data to be recovered
  • The capacity of the failed media
  • The type and model of the media
  • The data encryption
  • The degree of data loss, corruption, and physical damage to media

The emergency service turnaround time typically takes to complete 24-48 hours, but the deadline is yours. All rush orders executed in non-stop round-the-clock style.

The regular service is finalized within 5-7 days (standard no-rush daytime service).

Data must be delivered in time

Some recovery operations are time consuming, especially for drives with the extra large capacity. For example, when a magnetic layer on the spinning platters (disks) is heavily damaged, we use specialized hardware and software tools to create the raw image by examining the low-level data sectors (Magnetic force microscopy used to analyze the magnetic patterns stored on a medium). This is then converted into readable data and recovered to the new media. Then Software recovery specialists analyze, fix & recover data from raw images. Imaging alone may take up to few days of recovery time, especially for severely damaged devices.

Our goal is to deliver your data back within the time frame of the chosen service (emergency or regular). However, due to exceptional complexity of data recovery process for some of the cases, there will be times when it will take a bit longer. In that case we will contact you and provide with an estimated time to restore the lost data and finalize the recovery process.

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