As a small business owner, or perhaps starting out with a home office and a plan to move from a part-time second job to a full-time job you really love, your computer is critical to your business plan, progress and success.
Most small home businesses, and even more traditional small and family-owned businesses do not have an IT team. Instead, someone in the company manages the basics. Unfortunately, these individuals are often not experts in IT, which means the signs of hard drive problems may be missed, at least until there is a significant problem.
What to Do
In the US, hard drive recovery services are not hard to find. Most major cities have an office or an agent representing a national company able to work with small businesses or Fortune 500 companies.
Always choose a company that specializes in data recovery, not a general computing service. It is also important to complete a quick online review of the company and review their procedures and billing for the service.
If you are not close to a location for a US hard drive recovery service, check to see if they accept hard drives sent through the mail. The best companies will provide a clearly defined process for submitting your drive. They will also often offer free overnight shipping and fast turnaround times for data recovery.
Confirm Process and Pricing
When working with US hard drive recovery services, take the time to verify information and ensure the process is fully explained. The top companies do not charge for the initial analysis of the drive unless it has to be opened due to a mechanical issue.
Companies will be able to provide a quote for services after the hard drive has been examined. The best companies will not charge should the data be unrecovered in the process.