R3 hard drive recovery lab

Professional Hard Drive Recovery Services

The Data Recovery Hospital exists to recover data from hard drives. Even hard disks that have been damaged or corrupted in some seemingly unrecoverable manner can still be restored by our expert data recovery engineers.

Regardless of the make or model of disk affected, our team of data recovery experts is ideally placed to maximise your chances of a successful data recovery.

How Do Hard Drives Lose Data?

There are broadly speaking four potential causes for hard drive data loss:

Logical failure: There is no physical fault with the hard disk drive or any of its components. Instead, certain data has become inaccessible for some reason. The most common causes of logical failures are accidental reformatting, a lost partition, virus attacks, deleted files, and corrupted files.

Mechanical failure: Component failures such as head crashes or motor stoppages can cause some or all of the data on the hard drive to become inaccessible.

Electronics failure: Data may become inaccessible after an electronic failure, when components fail or when the drive is supplied with the wrong voltage.

Media degradation: Data access becomes inaccessible in certain areas; either because the disk develops bad sectors or it becomes impossible to read the platters.
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What Causes This And Makes Hard Drive Recovery Necessary?

Data loss can occur for a whole host of reasons that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Power surges or outages.
  • Accidental reformatting or overwriting.
  • Interference from malware or viruses.
  • Physical damage caused by exposure to fire, water, extremes in temperature or mishandling.


How Is The Data Recovered?

Whatever the cause of data loss, the Data Recovery Hospital can perform hard disk recovery operations to restore it. In certified labs our engineers utilise cutting edge tools and techniques to get to the heart of the problem and recover as much data as possible.

For logical failures, our data recovery tools and software can bypass any bad areas that prevent access to the data, “forcing” the hard drive to read around them.

For mechanical failures, hard drives are carefully examined in our lab facility’s dust-free clean room where the component fault is identified and repaired or replaced after any lost data has been copied and restored.

It is highly inadvisable to try and perform hard drive recovery yourself without the appropriate experience and facilities. Doing so carries a high risk of causing further damage to the hard drive. For all your hard drive recovery needs, visit our locations page for a swift and satisfactory solution.


Had a Failed network drive which didn’t even show up in the BIOS – had irreplaceable Photos – of course, not backed-up.. – tentatively, looked at data-recovery firms, assuming they’d be horribly expensive, but R3 Data recovery’s costs appeared reasonable, first contact was helpful and informative, and when I decided to go ahead, the communication continued to be clear and helpful. Everything I needed was recovered and sent back on a replacement disk. I would have no hesitation in recommending R3.

Bob Moulton – Hassocks

R3 Data Recovery Ltd did an excellent job in saving my data (including all my photos for over 10 years) from a Toshiba external hard drive that I had dropped onto the floor! It was well worth the quite considerable (to me), but competeive, cost. The cost was as quoted, and in response to my email request for news after some delay I received an immediate reply telling me what the problem was. Highly recommended. Many thanks.

Graham Shirling, London

The commitment of R3 is second to none. Engineers were available seemingly around the clock and most importantly, they recovered the data that I needed. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Geoff Payne – London



Excellent service. Highly responsive including out of hours and during public holiday period. I would highly recommend them.

Ed Bussey – iTrigga Media

We had a very unfortunate accident, where our main server was knocked over and our hard drive was damaged. Our software maintenance engineers were unable to help us. Fortunately R3 came to the rescue and worked tirelessly over the weekend to get us up and running they kept us informed all the way through the process and were always available on the phone. They were very professional and efficient and I would highly recommend them to anybody.

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