The Data Angel

External Hard Drive Data Recovery

External Hard Drive Data Recovery

External Hard Drive Data Recovery

All External Hard Drives Fail after repeated use let alone failing power surge or drop is introduced to your External Device. Here at Data Recovery Miracles we are experts in data recovery for both External Hard Drives (platter drives) and Solid State External Hard Drives (SSD and M.2 External Hard Drives) We can overcome most issues your external hard drive is having and be able to retrieve at least some of your data if not all of it. Common Issues are listed in the below sections but can be broken up into three main causes:  Logical Issues where your hard drive is working but your computer can not locate the files. Electrical Issues where your hard drives circuitry is damaged on the casing or PCB. Mechanical Issues inside the drives case which does not allow it to be accessed like buzzing and clicking (usually happens when dropped)

Miracles Customer Rep

External Hard Drive Data Recovery Process

The External Hard Drive Recovery Process is for the most part very straight forward with some exceptions with more complex cases.  First Step always is to fill out our external hard drive evaluation form and start communication with us regarding your recovery.  We will get back to you as soon as we can to confirm and/or clarify information that you have sent us.  Next we will come up with an pre-evaluation quote range that will give you a better idea on what the service will cost before you send us an external hard drive.  If you agree to give us a try, you send us the external hard drive and we will confirm we receive it when it is in our hands. Depending on the service level you pick we will get started with the assessment of the state of your external hard drive and come up with a gameplan on how to go about recovery. After the assessment is complete with your external hard drive we will give you a estimate for a recovery service.

Secure Data Recovery Results

External Hard Drive Recovery Results

Technicians at Data Recovery Miracles will exhaust all options when recovering your precious files from your external hard drive.  When we have done everything we will send you a website link that will securely allow you to access your folder / file list to see if we got what you need.  At that point you can decide to ether go ahead with the recovery or to not go forward at all. If you do allow us to perform a miracle we will transfer your data to a medium of your choice that you can purchase or you can send us one when you send in the external hard drive.  We will save your files, pack your external recovery hard drive and ship it back to you.  The shipping price will be included in the final estimate. We will hold your files on our server for a few days after you receive your recovered data and then securely delete everything for your privacy and safety. We will of course check on everything first before hitting the delete button.

External Drive Data Recovery

External Hard Drive Problems

Windows is Giving You Errors

This can be the effect of a series of causes.  In most cases Data is completely retrievable especially if Windows gives you an error screen. We recommend that you stop using your computer so that the issue does not get worse.

Mac Doesn't Show You External Hard Drive

This also can have a variety of causes when it comes to an external hard drive. Good news is that most of which the data is recoverable especially if it has suffered no truma like a drop. Our free evaluation should be able to determine the complexity of the data recovery.

You got a virus now your files are gone

This is definitely a case by case situation when it comes to severity.  Some viruses just hide your files while other encrypt them and try to sell them back to you. Others just corrupt your external hard drive in which has they can be easily retrieved. We are computer security experts, we can assist with whatever the situation requires.

You Deleted Your Files

In this situation recovery is always more possible the sooner we get the hard drive after the deletion. The more you use the drive the less chance we have to recover data that has been overwritten multiple times.

External Hard Disk Not Found

This usually means that the operating system AND motherboard (logic board) can not recognize the external hard drive.  A serious failure most certainly occurred and using the drive any further could result in data loss.

The External Hard Drive is Clicking

Your External Hard Drive has had some type of failure ether mechanical, electrical and in some cases both issues. Running your drive any further can cause total data loss.  In most cases we will need open up your external hard drive in the ISO certified clean room environment. Begin an evaluation to get started

External Hard Drive Got Wet Now Doesn't Power On

When it comes to any type of liquid damage the first thing to do is to power off your external hard drive. Continued power can cause further electrical surges and capacitor damage.  Even if you have gone through this Data Recovery Miracles have developed several restoration methods that will allow us to rescue your data

External Hard Drive was damaged in a Fire or Explosion

Fire and heat are always an external hard drives and your data’s number one enemy. The can damage every component directly and indirectly.  There are special methods we employ to keep your external hard drive intact has we carefully access the damage and come up with a solution to attempt a recovery

External Hard Drive was Dropped or Smashed

Whether your external hard drive was dropped on accident or deliberately damaged by a physical attack it doesnt necessarily mean that the hard drive can not be repaired enough to extract the data. We have had good luck with some drives that even have pieces missing. Bottomline we always try to save the data in any state of damage

External Hard Drive Brands

External Hard Drive Brands

Western Digital (WD)

WD Elements Desktop | WD Elements Portable
WD My Book | WD My Book Duo | WD Easystore

WD Passport | WD Passport SE | WD Passport Portable
WD Black Game Drive |
 WD My Cloud
WD My Cloud Mirror

Seagate

Seagate One Touch | Seagate One Touch Portable
Seagate Expansion | Seagate Expansion Desktop

Seagate Backup Hub | Seagate Backup Hub Plus
Seagate Firecuda | Seagate Game Drive
Seagate Archive HDD |
Seagate Portable

Seagate Ultra Touch | Seagate HDD Photo Drive
Seagate External

HGST

HGST Touro | HGST Touro Mobile

HGST Touro Desk | HGST Touro Desk Pro

Toshiba

Toshiba Canvio | Toshiba Canvio Basics
Toshiba Canvio Advance
Toshiba Canvio Advance Plus

Toshiba Canvio Slim | Toshiba Canvio Ready
Toshiba Canvio Gaming

Samsung

Samsung Portable SSD
Samsung T7 Shield Portable
Samsung T7 Touch Portable

Samsung T5 Portable SSD
Samsung X5 Portable

Samsung T3 External SSD
Samsung S2 Portable

Samsung G3 Station
Samsung D3 Station

G-Drive

G-Drive Mobile | G-Drive Desktop
G-Drive Armor

G-Drive ThunderBolt

Lacie

Lacie Rugged Mini | Lacie Rugged USB-C
Lacie Professional |
Lacie Portable
Lacie Orange Drive | Lacie Mobile SSD Secure

Lacie D2 Professional | Lacie Rikki Go
Lacie External HDD

SanDisk

SanDisk Solid State Extreme
SanDisk Extreme Portable
SanDisk Portable External
SanDisk Professional

Testimonals & Reviews

I had a Samsung EVO 870 SSD that recently "bricked" after a power outage. Nick has been a great help not only with recovering the vast majority of my files (including personal photos I forgot to back up), but with recommending alternative storage routes as well as being transparent about the process/pricing involved with recovering files. Trust Nick with any data recovery or PC building endeavors. He is the real deal!

Dave T 

Nick is a tenacious tech wizard when it comes to recovery. I gave him a challenge where I had my thesis work on a drive that was probably 20 years old. He pulled some tricks out of his hat, replaced some parts, and got it to work! And, he loved the challenge. Definitely the right kind of guy you want doing work for you.

Jason F

I had a WD external hard drive that failed. Nick was informative and in communication about diagnosing the problems and potential cost. I made an appointment and he was thorough both on the phone and at pickup. As a government employee, I trusted him to recover my data (which he predicted he would be able to but with some labor intensive work). He successfully saved 171G of data, all of it. I would highly recommend his services.

Heather F

My external hard drive crashed with almost a terabyte worth of irreplaceable photos, videos and music. Brought it to a few places, including the "geek squad" but none of them could do anything with it. Nick was reassuring right from the start and got every last kb off of the damaged HD. A pleasure to do business with you Nick. You now are my go to tech guy.

John R

Nick was able to retrieve tons of our family photos from an old external hard drive for us. He also cleaned up our home computer to get it working much faster. He was professional and prompt in all our dealings with him. A real pleasure to work with!

Barbara L

My hard drive crashed, and my tech guy said he could not recover the data. I had a ton of stuff on there, ranging from personal to professional to volunteer to pictures etc. I went to Nick at Data Recovery Miracles, and he was able to recover all of my data. In addition, he was very eager to answer questions and offer advice going forward. I am very glad I found Nick, he is very friendly and very professional! Major headache resolved!

Pete J

Nick was terrific to work with. I brought in an external hard drive that had been dropped and was no longer being recognized by my computer. This drive had thousands of pictures and videos dating back decades. Nick worked tirelessly to recover over 99% of the content. He also provided great insights on how to avoid this in the future, was extremely transparent in the work being performed, and charged a fair price given the extraordinary effort it took on his part. Nick was the right guy for the job and delivered way above our expectations!

Joe L

Nick is amazing - in so many ways - so if you just read the first sentence of this review, know that you are in EXCELLENT HANDS that truly care about you, your data, and your memories / business! (Longer Review on Google Reviews)

NightOwls Media

I had an issue with my gaming computer whereby I experienced freezing and other problems. Nick did an excellent job diagnosing the problem as a defective PCIe SSD. Nick is very professional and knowledgeable on computers. He is responsive and friendly. And the quality of his work is top notch. I would recommend him to anyone with a computer problem.

Mike M

Nick has been a lifesaver time and time again. Backed into a corner after spending days scanning images and my hard drive crashed, Nick came through with a new hard drive and recovered data and I was back in business. From his immense knowledge to his innovative solutions, he has been an invaluable service.

Patricia F

Losing my hard drive was bad but Nick made the experience a whole lot better. Nick was so nice and very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone, AND his prices are very fair. Thanks Nick!

Nancy F

After my husband passed away unexpectedly, taking the administrator’s password for our Mac desktop with him, I searched for months without success to find someone who could recover and reset the password, recover files I had lost, clean out malware, upgrade and add programs, and save our failing hard drive. I finally chanced upon Nick in a Google search, and he proved to be a miracle worker who was able to accomplish all these things. He worked tirelessly on looking for and finding files I thought I had lost forever. Best of all, he took his job to heart. He kept in constant communication with me, explained what he was doing each step of the way, and made me feel that bringing my Mac back to life was as important to him as it was to me. And on top of it, he is an honest, fair, and kind person. I cannot thank him enough, or recommend him more highly.

Josette S

Nick was great. My laptop with kids pictures, video, files, & iPhone data- were on my laptop which crashed. He came to my house picked it up gave me a ton of advice. The very next day he brought back my laptop to my house and the lost data was recovered and placed on a back up storage device. It was great service, hassle free, headache free, and very well priced.

Mo K

I drove to meet Nick and gave him the computers, etc.  That night he told me what he had found, basically he was able to fix everything, recover my lost data, which included many pictures I was afraid I had lost.

Chris Noonan

He got all my data back. Did it quickly. Very easy to work with.

Daniel N

Nick is the best! Whenever I'm having a tech issue, he's the only guy I trust to get me back up and running. You won't be disappointed with the great service & results you'll get.

Bill Bedsole

Great company, Nick Z. is responsive, reliable, extremely competetive and he really cares. I dealt with Nick for hard drive recovery and recommend him to anyone needing any type of computer services.

Nick L

Nick was personable and great to work with. He’s very careful and up front with what he’s doing with your data so it was easy to trust him. I came to him not knowing what to expect and he explained every step so that I could make an informed decision of what I wanted to do with my drive. If I have other tech problems in the future I will for sure go to him. Thanks Nick!

Katie C

Saved my external hard drive after it stopped working and was able to recover the files. Very easy to work with and up front with the details- highly suggest!

Sarah F

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