Data Recovery Maidstone: From hard drives installed within desktop PCs, laptops, Macs, RAID arrays, mainframes etc. to USB connectable devices such as memory sticks and memory cards, our data recovery engineers are able to provide you with the premier data recovery solution in and around Maidstone and Kent. If you have switched on your computer today only to find that the data you need is inaccessible or reporting as lost call our team on 01223 655015 and speak to a member of our team about the ways in which we can help plus our no obligation quotations.
If you have never heard the phrase ‘improper flying height’ then don’t worry you aren’t alone. It is something that as an issue is serious to most computer users when it comes to their hard drives but something that many have never heard before. Our data recovery Maidstone engineers are familiar with this phrase, the reasons for it and the damage it can cause to your hard drive and the data stored there on.
’Improper flying height’ refers to the problem of read/write heads crashing into the platters of your hard drive as they spin at great speed, sweeping up your data as they do so. This happens when the actuator arm (and it’s shaft) fall out of alignment and cause the read/write heads to touch against the platter; something that as our data recovery Maidstone engineers can vouch, is never supposed to happen.
Our hard drive recovery solutions are designed to combat the loss of data as it may occur and it can occur because of the aforementioned ‘improper flying height’; as we have said this occurs when two components that should never meet physically touch, breaking through the thin cushions of air that separate them as the platters spin around at speeds of some 7200RPM (revolutions per minute).
I’ve never heard of ‘Improper Flying Height’ why is it happening to my drive?
IFH – Improper Flying Height – can occur when the drive has been knocked whilst in the process of reading or writing data on the drive or if the actuator arm simply breaks due to old age. Our data recovery Maidstone engineers know that the actuator arms is something of a misnomer because it sounds as though it is a heavy-duty piece of equipment when it all actuality it is roughly 1000th the width of a human hair so you can imagine the strain that is forced upon this particular component especially during periods of prolonged use.
If your hard drive has suddenly started to make the noise of what sounds like metal against metal or something stuck in the spokes of a bicycle’s wheel then there is a good chance you have suffered hardware damage and as such we suggest powering down your computer immediately and contacting our data recovery Maidstone team on 01223 655015. A member of our team will discuss with you the nature of the problem, provide you with a no obligation quote and discuss with you our No Fix No Fee guarantee (our quote may contain an additional charge if the drive has suffered mechanical damage). If you wish us to recover the data from your drive we ask that you send the afflicted storage device to us at our data recovery Maidstone and Kent centre. This can be done by post, courier or in person.
After taking receipt of the storage device in question our data recovery Maidstone personnel will diagnose the problem definitively and report back to you with their findings. We send you the results of our findings by email along with a comprehensive listing of all the data that we can successfully recover from the drive. If the data in need of recovery is larger than 30GBs then our engineer may suggest that you purchase an external storage device on which to recover it to. If you are happy to continue we ask that you make payment to us by debit or credit card (corporate or personal is acceptable) or BACS transfer. Once payment has been received we will recover your data to its new storage device or data DVD and return it to you via next day courier service. For more information, a no obligation quote or to book your device in for recovery, call our team of experts today on 01223 655015. Our data recovery centre and telephone lines are open from 9am in the morning until 6pm in the evening Monday to Friday (Christmas Day and Easter excluded).