Are you hearing some clicking, grinding, or other strange sounds? or perhaps some has just gone missing. Regardless of the type of failure Apex Data Recovery can help. Call, text, email, or chat now to start your Free Evaluation now!!

Hard Drive Recovery covers many different types of devices.

Device Type
Here are some of the potential types of devices that you would expect to see utilizing hard drives to store your precious data. Hard drive recovery services help to restore your critical and precious data.
Desktop Computers
Laptop Computers
External Devices
RAID Systems
NAS Devices
Standard Filesystems
Windows  -  NTFS
Mac  -  HFS+
Windows/MAC  -  FAT32
Windows/Mac  -  exFat
Linux  -  ext3, ext4, XFS

Types of Hard Drive Failures

Physical Failures

While this list does not cover all Hard Drive physical failures here are some of the basic types of failures you will see.

  • Natural disasters like fire, flood, hurricane

  • Mechanical failure - intermittent failures that cause the drive to fall offline.

    • Clicking, grinding, or whirring sound coming from the drive.

    • failed PCB or motor. Or damaged actuator assembly.

In any of these instances it is important to not attempt to boot the drive up as it can further degrade the hard drive.​

Logical Failures

Logical issues while they sound basic can cause major failures that could cause your critical data from coming back. Some of the basic types are as follows.

  • Filesystem corruption - Your partition is no longer mounting on your computer.

  • Format or overwrite. Depending on the filesystem and amount of overwrite will determine chances of recovery.

  • Deletion - While most filesystems handle recovery of deleted data well, be sure not to add additional data.

Hard Drive Recovery Service Levels




Evaluation completed within 2 business days


Completed within 5 to 7 business days




Evaluation completed within 1 business days


Completed within 2 to 3 business days




No evaluation, recovery starts right away


Usually completed within the first 24 hours. We do not stop until recovery is complete.

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Contact us today so Apex Data Recovery can help. Speak with our experts for your Data Recovery. No matter what your critical data or type of device is, we are prepared to help.

Looking for self help advise?

Are you still unsure if you need professional help? Maybe your looking for some guidance for a easy type of recovery. Check out our Blog to learn some tips and tricks to data recovery.

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