A hard drive, memory card or stick, RAID array, server or another type of storage device holds a lot of important and unique information. While most companies and individuals backup their data occasionally, there is rarely a 24/7/365 real-time backup in place. This means that when a hard drive fails, there will be some data loss, even with the best-managed systems.
When this unfortunate event occurs, it is essential to take a bit of time and research the data recovery company you are considering. A few minutes to review a website and check feedback from clients will be helpful in getting the right service to provide optimal recovery of data.
Pricing and Guarantees
A top sign to look for in a data recovery company is a no recovery no fee policy. Always ask the company for an estimate, for the recovery costs and also their policy on payment for failed attempts. Be very cautious of a company that just provides a vague price range as an estimate.
There are a very small number of companies offering recovery services that have extremely high recovery rates. These companies are the leaders in the industry, offering state-of-the-art technology, clean room and lab services and in-house research and development that keeps them in front of the competition.
Reputation in the Industry
Look for a data recovery service that has a top reputation with companies you know and recognize. A quick look at the client list on the website will provide insight into the expertise, experience and trust the data recovery service has with leading businesses.
Choosing the wrong data recovery company can have an impact on recovering those valuable files. While it is possible to continue to recover data if a failed attempt is made by another service, it is more likely to complicate the process and limit the potential recovery possibilities.