You’ll have to look long and hard before you find someone who uses only a computer or only a laptop. Most people have multiple devices (notebook, , tablet device) that they use to manage their business and personal lives. They also have several external devices (external hard drives and USBs) to store data. The downside to this is that it’s difficult to function when one of them (or, heaven forbid, all of them) go on the fritz.

Data Detect’s range of data recovery services come to the rescue, as our specialists recover damaged or deleted files from external hard drives, USBs, mobile phones, and SD memory cards.

Our proprietary data recovery tools and software can be used on a many different operating systems (OS) and media. The lists below are not exhaustive, so if you have a system that is currently not listed, don’t hesitate to contact us with its make and model and we will get back to you with more information.

Media

Data Recovery: Operating Systems

Intel Platforms:

  • OS/2 with FAT and HPFS file systems.
  • Novell NetWare with FAT and NSS file systems using separate, spanned, striped or fault-tolerant (RAID) volumes.
  • Windows ME, 98 / 95 with FAT32 or FAT16 file systems.
  • MS-DOS and variants using 12 or 16 bit FAT file systems. Compressed volume managers including Stacker, DoubleSpace & DriveSpace.
  • NT Workstation and Server with NTFS or FAT16 file systems using standalone, spanned, striped or fault-tolerant (RAID) volumes.
  • Windows XP (Professional, Home and Vista) with NTFS, FAT32 or FAT16 file systems using standalone basic partitions or dynamic spanned, striped or fault-tolerant (RAID) volumes.

Non-Intel Platforms:

  • Apple Mac.
  • IRIX on SGI workstations with EFS and XFS file systems.
  • HPUX on Hewlett-Packard workstations with HFS and Veritas VxFS file systems on standalone and LVM volumes
  • All Macintosh hardware using SCSI, IDE & Firewire interfaces, including software RAID drivers such as SoftRaid & FWB Raid.
  • VMS & OpenVMS running on Compaq & DEC equipment using ODS file systems.
  • OS 9 with HFS and HFS+ file systems.
  • OS X with HFS, HFS+ and Unix UFS file systems.
  • AIX on IBM RS/6000 with JFS file systems on LVM volumes.

UNIX operating systems including:

  • UnixWare from Novell and SCO.
  • SCO Open Server and Xenix.
  • Linux with Ext2fs, XFS, file systems on standalone & RAID volumes, Solaris on Sun/SPARC equipment, with UFS and Veritas VxFS file systems.
  • Windows 2000 Professional and Server with NTFS, FAT32 or FAT16 file systems using standalone basic partitions or dynamic spanned, striped or fault-tolerant (RAID) volumes.
  • Solaris

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Data Recovery: Removable Media, Hard Drive Manufacturers, Models & Interface Types

External hard drives are handy to store important files (as backups), as well as transfer files from one device to another. Basically, anything that stores data outside of your desktop or notebook internal drive can be considered ‘external’, and that includes USB drives, memory sticks and DVDs. Seeing that these drives are often used as backups (not to mention stores for TV series, movies and music), recovering lost data is vital. Our expertise enables us to restore data on all external hard drives, including USBs, DVDs and memory sticks.

  • HDD, Smart Disk, Western Digital, etc. Iomega Mini-USB drives in 64Mb, 128Mb and 256Mb capacities.
  • CD-ROM, CD R/W, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM disks.
  • Stiffy disks with 3.5″ format 720Kb & 1.44Mb capacities.
  • Memory sticks, FireWire and USB removable/portable drives from Sahara, Iomega.
  • ATA & SRAM Flash Cards, such as Smart Media and Compact Flash, Sahara, and Western Digital.

Find out more about our data recovery procedures removable media, such as USBs, flash drives and external hard drives.

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Data Recovery: Desktop Hard Drive Manufacturers, Models & Interface Types

Data Detect’s recovery services work for every hard drive brand, model or interface. Below you can find a list of the most popular makes we work with.

  • PCMCIA Type I, II, III hard drives from IBM, Western Digital, Integral Peripherals and Procomm.
  • 1.8″ ATA-5 drives from Toshiba and Hitachi.
  • MCA drives from IBM, Western Digital and Seagate with IBM ST-506 & ESDI and 2.5″ laptop ESDI interfaces.
  • ESDI, RLL & ST/MFM drives from all manufacturers including Seagate, Western Digital, Conner, Fujitsu, Maxtor, Miniscribe, Quantum, Tandon, Fuji, Toshiba, IBM, Kalok, Micropolis, Priam, Microscience, Tandon, JTS, Kyocera, LaPine and Tulin.
  • CF+ Type II IBM Microdrives.
  • EIDE and IDE drives from all manufacturers including Western Digital, Seagate, Quantum, IBM, Maxtor, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Samsung, Conner, Micropolis, JTS, Digital, NEC, Compaq, Digital, Kalok, Fuji, Areal and JVC using 2.5″ laptop & 3.5″ Normal 40 pin ATA through to the UDMA6 interface.
  • Fibre Channel drives from Seagate and IBM with FC (1Gigabit Copper) interfaces.
  • SCSI drives from all manufacturers including Seagate, Quantum, IBM, Western Digital, Fujitsu, Digital, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Micropolis, Maxtor, CDC, Imprimis, Conner, Epson, Rodime, Toshiba, Samsung, Hitachi and NEC using Normal SE, UW, Differential (WD), LVD, Hot Swappable (SCA) and 2.5″ laptop interfaces.

Find out more about our desktop hard drive data recovery procedures.

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Data Recovery: Laptop Hard Drive Manufacturers, Models & Interface Types

The hard drives in laptops, or notebooks, are just as prone to problems as desktop hard drives, so we’ve tailored our data recovery methods to include a wide range of laptop brands.

  • 1.8″ ATA-5 drives from Toshiba and Hitachi.
  • CF+ Type II IBM Microdrives.
  • MCA drives from IBM, Western Digital and Seagate with IBM ST-506 & ESDI and 2.5″ laptop ESDI interfaces.
  • Fibre Channel drives from Seagate and IBM with FC (1Gigabit Copper) interfaces.
  • SCSI drives from all manufacturers including Seagate, Quantum, IBM, Western Digital, Fujitsu, Digital, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Micropolis, Maxtor, CDC, Imprimis, Conner, Epson, Rodime, Toshiba, Samsung, Hitachi and NEC using Normal SE, UW, Differential (WD), LVD, Hot Swappable (SCA) and 2.5″ laptop interfaces.
  • EIDE and IDE drives from all manufacturers including Western Digital, Seagate, Quantum, IBM, Maxtor, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Samsung, Conner, Micropolis, JTS, Digital, NEC, Compaq, Digital, Kalok, Fuji, Areal and JVC using 2.5″ laptop & 3.5″ Normal 40 pin ATA through to the UDMA6 interface.
  • ESDI, RLL & ST/MFM drives from all manufacturers including Seagate, Western Digital, Conner, Fujitsu, Maxtor, Miniscribe, Quantum, Tandon, Fuji, Toshiba, IBM, Kalok, Micropolis, Priam, Microscience, Tandon, JTS, Kyocera, LaPine and Tulin.
  • PCMCIA Type I, II, III hard drives from IBM, Western Digital, Integral Peripherals and Procomm.

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Data Recovery: Palm/Pocket PC & iPod

Your iPod might not be quite as essential as your iPad, but that doesn’t mean data loss is any easier to bear. After all, you’ve spent a lot of time and money accumulating play lists. Our data recovery experts have fine-tuned the process for quickly getting all of your lost songs and other files back. Contact us for details on our Palm/Pocket PCs & iPod data recovery procedures.

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