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Hard Drive Recovery

Your computer or external hard drive stores everything individual to you as a user or critical as a company. Your documents, IP, photos, emails and much more. When a hard drive fails, our experts are ready to step in and securely recover your data.  We use proven methods and draw from our 14 years of experience as New Zealand’s leading data recovery company.

At DataLAB, we are equipped with the best equipment sourced from around the world.  We perform all recovery procedures in-house and provide a fast, cost-effective and confidential service.  We even have the ability to do complex mechanical and microelectronic repair in our class 100 ISO5 clean room environment.

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If any of the following has happened?

  • Mechanical Failure: I can’t access my hard drive and it’s not spinning, vibrating, clicking or making unusual noises.
  • Electronic Failure: The Hard drive or SSD drive shows no sign of life. Power cuts, the wrong power supply used or age are the leading causes of microelectronic failure of hard drive components.
  • Logical Issues: I can't access my folders or files. Hard drive corruption and deletion of data is a common issue and in nearly every case is recoverable.

Your next step?

Call DataLAB now on 0800 328 2522. Please do NOT tamper with the hard drive yourself or let anyone other than an experienced data recovery professional do so as you may make a recovery more difficult or impossible.


Phone, email or use Quote button below and tell us what has happened. We are happy to have an initial discussion about your specific case without charge. Then, if you wish to proceed we will advise you on the recovery process, costs and timing. There will be no fee unless we can recover your data.

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0800 DataLAB (328-2522)

The Sunken Ship

Case Study No 3

DataLAB was contacted by a marine electronics vendor.  They were working with a commercial fishing vessel that had partially sunk on a bar, crossing off the west coast of New Zealand in shallow waters. The vessel had a computer on board that stored vital and valuable GPS coordinates for fishing gear that had just been baited and left offshore. 

The ship had taken on a lot of water and the computer was swamped with sandy and corrosive seawater.The system was delivered to DataLAB and we began by removing the hard drive to see just how far corrosion had set in in the days since the ship took on water. We further inspected the inner chamber of the drive using our specialised positive-pressure clean room environment to see if any sea water had penetrated the drive's internals. 

Our client was lucky.  The outer components of the hardware were a write off but the internal chamber had not been breached…just. Our team were able reconstruct the hardware to a point the drive could be cloned and the vital data saved.  

DataLAB protects client confidentiality.  The details of all entities are withheld from our case studies to protect their identities. For more Case Studies please see the Our Clients page

Some of the brands we can recover

Western Digital 107X42
Maxtor 107X42
Hitachi 107X42
Toshiba 107X42
Seagate 107X42
Fujitsu 107X42

Qnap 107X42
Apple 107X42
Lacie 107X42
Samsung 107X42
Adata 107X42
Transcend 107X42

“Fast professional friendly service. We required recovery of a failed system drive for some critical equipment that went down at ~2pm on the Friday, and we were back up and running at ~12pm on the Saturday.”

Martin Blanchard —

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Barfoot and Thompson
Emirates Team NZ
NZ Police

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