Some of our latest data recovery involves rescuing files from broken phones (Nokia 1 and iPhone 8), a QNAP RAID NAS that has lost data and a LaCie hard drive that has stopped reading.
Recover Nokia 1
I have a Nokia 1 with a 128GB memory card configured as internal “adopted” storage. The phone no longer starts up and gets hot in a particular spot below the rear camera when I try to charge it.
I ordered a replacement battery, but this did not help.
I am not worried about the phone itself (it was cheap) but some of the data in the internal storage and the encrypted card. Most of what I have there is redundant (music, ebooks etc.) but some files where I took notes and recorded things “on the go” are important to me, as well as contacts, call logs and SMS etc.
QNAP Data Recovery
I have a QNAP NAS TS-251+ 8gb 2Bay.
I’m liaising with QNAP but I suspect the NAS is broken. I’m hoping I might still be able to get my data off the hard drives though. It has x2 4GB Seagate NAS 3.5″ drives in it, and I had it set to mirror (raid1).
I bought this on amazon “Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Lay-Flat Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD [Support UASP] (EC-DFLT)”
but of course the data is in QNAP format and not accessible.
Is there anyway you could copy one of the discs whereby it would be accessible to me in Windows 10 using this device?
LaCie hard drive stopped reading
My hard drive ( LaCie ) has stopped being read by my devices. When I connect the hard drive to my computer or laptop the hard drive switches on but it doesnt show in my computer, so I cant access to it. I have tried in different devices and it doesnt show in any of then once plugged. I would like you have a look and see if you could fix it, otherwise I would like to recover the date in it.
Problem with Apple iPhone 8
Bought new contract on Apple iPhone 12 mini and was looking at transferring over all data & most importantly photos. The phone memory was very close to 64GB limit on phone so purchased more iCloud memory to save onto prior to setting up new phone. I decided to do a ‘backup’ onto the iCloud and during this backup, everytime I kept going into settings, the phone kicked me out to home screen. As it kept doing this, I turned off the phone and ever since the phone has sat on a white screen with black apple symbol. Restore techniques of volume up/down and power off don’t work and we went to Apple Store to see if they can do anything but they said the chances of getting the photos were extremely slim as would likely end up doing a factory reset.
We really only want the photos off the phone as they are mostly of family and out little boy. Is this something that you can do?
Whenever you save important information on a hard disk drive, you take the chance of losing that info because hard disk drives can break for a range of different reasons. If you’re not computer literate, losing data on a hard drive may be difficult as you may not know what to do to regain your data. Luckily, there are businesses which will help you get that data back. These are called data recovery businesses and they can retrieve data from nearly any kind of hard drive in almost any kind of condition. One such company is called Data Recovery London and is based in the city, so if you find yourself in a scenario where you’ve lost valuable info you ought not presume that this data can not be retrieved.
Sometimes when there’s no damage to the hard disk, software programs can be utilized to assist you regain your data by yourself. There are usually trial versions that can be found on the net that may tell you what they can and can’t recover first. If you choose you want to regain the data they find you’ll have to purchase the software which usually costs several pounds. A word-of caution though, what may initially seem to be a simple hard drive trouble may be something far more serious and striving to recover the data yourself may cause many more problems. So if in doubt, you should seek professional assistance since there might be issues inside your disc that prevent it from functioning properly.
There are a few companies that specialise in repairing damaged hard-drives. In the complete process of retrieving your data, theses data recovery businesses may also fix your hard disk. Kinds of the difficulties data recovery businesses can repair include broken boards, mechanical hard drive errors including the ‘click of death’ and beeping hard drives. A hard drive recovery company would be used by you once your local IT provider can’t help you.
Understand that just because your hard-disk breaks or the information on it seems to have disappeared, this does not mean that the data is lost forever. Skilled data retrieval companies that will find and rescue lost data on a damaged hard drive. This is useful since it insures that it is not going to occur again.
Serious damage can be caused by mechanical failures on hard disk drives and it’s best to make sure your data is saved elsewhere.
Has something happened to your hard drive? Is it making noises that it usually didn’t? Hard disks should run virtually silently, the exception being the clicking sound that may occasionally be heard during data read and write cycles. If you start hearing noises if the hard drive isn’t being accessed or hearing noises you have never heard before, it probably means that your hard disk is failing. Grinding and squealing noises typically imply that the drive has a serious mechanical problem and is near failure. If you don’t have a backup of your data, it’s a good idea to take a backup ASAP.
There are only two ways that you can shield yourself from losing all of your data in your hard disk. The very first and most likely the smartest will back-up data onto a functioning hard drive, so then you’ve got an additional copy, should it in fact crash along with your data isn’t totally gone. The second way is a bit more complicated, but in a couple of steps I’ve described how to fix your hard disk temporarily.
Run free hard drive diagnostic applications, which is already available on several PCs or on the Internet. More complex software is available for a price from pc software developers. At best, this software will mark certain areas as terrible and keep the pc from utilizing that later on. It won’t fully fix the area of the hard disk. If any corrections are made and also the diagnostics applications was effective. It is only a short-term solution and remember, the diagnostics applications will operate temporarily, but will eventually fail, therefore change it instantly.
To keep you from losing your data in the foreseeable future, it’s essential to back up your hard drive often. I’d advise doing this at least once every month. With an up-to-date back-up, recovering your data is as simple as installing a fresh drive and restoring your data. Nowadays, hard drives are affordable and simple to set up, so you ought to have no trouble. The most important item to take out of this place is really to make sure you’re always backing up your data onto another hard drive.