Data Recovery Okehampton

Lost Data? Don’t Panic! We Can Help.

Welcome to the Data Recovery Okehampton support page, we know how important your data is, and we take the responsibility and care of it seriously. As data recovery can personally affect you or your business, when that happens, we’re here from 6 am to 12 midnight to respond to your needs.

You can reach our data recovery team at the following numbers:

  • Local contact number – 0183 773 8282
  • Free from most landline – 0800 999 3282
  • Low cost from mobiles – 0333 123 3282
  • Emergency data recovery – 07932 824 264

Data Recovery UK operates with one goal as priority, recover your data safely, we work as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Our success rates are the very highest possible. With over twenty thousand satisfied clients and many accolades and distinctions for recovering from failed storage devices declared unrecoverable.

The team is comprised of industry leaders who have individually between 20 – 30 years in advanced data recovery who came together to build the UK’s premier data recovery service for:

  • Home users
  • Small businesses
  • Large corporations
  • Charitable Organization

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Okehampton Recovery Services

It’s your data, but it’s our reputation on the line and we protect both. From investing in the skills and equipment needed to procedures designed to minimize the chances of failure.

We can offer Free UPS pickup in Okehampton and the surrounding areas.

Many of our clients are data recovery resellers, IT Support technicians and IT Support providers who rely on us to support them but thanks to word of mouth we are also found by a growing number of students, individuals and small businesses directly.

No matter your needs we stand ready to meet or exceed your expectations, whether they’re a critical 12-24 turnaround, priority 48, 72 and 96 hour turnaround, standard 5-7 working day or the budget 8-10 working day recovery, you can be assured we treat every customer with courtesy and professionalism. We realize that while technically it may be “ones and zeros”, realistically it could be a lifetime of memories or proprietary business information.

Our services include:

  • Hard drive repair
  • Memory stick repair
  • Server RAID Array repair (RAID 5, 0, 1, 10, 50 etc)
  • Photo card recovery (SD, CF etc)
  • iPhone repair and recovery
  • Restoring VM/Virtual machines
  • Server recovery (Unix , Windows, Linux, AppleMac, Sco etc)
  • Laptop recovery (Notebook, Netbook, MacBook)
  • SAN, XSAN and NAS (onsite support where appropriate)
  • Database, Email, Video and Sound / Music file recovery.
  • Computer forensics Investigation Reports and Evidence Capture.

Hard Disk Drive Repair in Okehampton
In most instances our services are based on a “no recovery – no fee” basis and whatever your choice of service level, our technician will treat your case with the utmost attention to detail and most importantly, the recovery of your data.

Should your situation be an emergency, our technicians have the facilities necessary to achieve the fastest possible turnarounds, often quicker and more reliably than from a backup.

Our prices are reasonable, £49+vat for file recovery and £199+vat for degraded hard drives, and we’re happy to offer a free, no obligation assessment for damaged drives which require a rebuild and donor parts.

Our slogan is:

Repair – Recover – Restore

The Data Recovery UK team provide with a thorough assessment and a genuine upfront quote. Call us anytime at 0183 773 8282 and give us the opportunity to put any fears to rest. If your data can be recovered (and it almost always can) we can do the job quickly, professionally and with a personal touch.

You will be informed of any updates by either email or personal phone call, or you can call our dedicated Okehampton support number on 0183 773 8282 or use our online contact form above.


What Others Say About Us


  • I thought the data on my memory stick was lost forever,until i sent it to R3 DATA RECOVERY,and they came up trumps by rescuing the files on the stick,ill be forever grateful, and ill certainly use them again,many thanks R3

    Billy Paul
  • We had hard drives with data that needed recovery. There are many data companies out there, what I can say, is having tried various 'others' over the years, we would only use R3 Data Recovery Ltd. When others have failed to recover anything, R3 Data found everything we needed and ensured it was recoverable. In these matters, it's not about the price. Professional Quality Counts.

    SQUADRA Pro Cycling Ltd
  • Very efficient service. Gave me good advice and recovered almost all my data. Would definately use again. Did not seek alternative quotations so rated value for money only against what I thought it might cost.

    Andrew Lester - Aitken Turnbull Architects
  • First class service. Helpful and informative service on the phone, speedy resolution of problem with accompanying reduction of stress! My work felt in capable and reliable hands. I would highly recommend R3 Data Recovery Ltd.

    Marie Bradley - Marie Bradley Child Psychotherapy
  • Andy and his team rescued me twice. Firstly by stopping me using the services of a less than good competitor and secondly by delivering exactly what was required in a timely and professional manner. No over selling expectation, and delivery of my lost data quickly and simply...Perfect.

    Phil Davis - iWeb EMEA Ltd




Click of Death?

Click of death is a term that became common in the late 1990s referring to the clicking sound in disk storage systems that signals a disk drive has failed, often catastrophically.

The clicking sound itself arises from the unexpected movement of the disk’s read-write actuator. At startup, and during use, the disk head must move correctly and be able to confirm it is correctly tracking data on the disk. If the head fails to move as expected or upon moving cannot track the disk surface correctly, the disk controller may attempt to recover from the error by returning the head to its home position and then retrying, at times causing an audible “click”. In some devices, the process automatically retries causing a repeated clicking sound.

Hard Disk Drives

On a hard disk drive, the click of death refers to a similar phenomenon; the head actuator may click or knock as the drive repetitively tries to recover from one or more errors. These sounds can be the heads repetitively loading or unloading, or they can be the sounds of the actuator striking a stop, or both. The click of death may indicate that the hard drive has crashed or failed.


What is a Hard Drive?

A hard drive, also known as a hard disk drive (HDD), is a fundamental part of modern computers. Functioning as an internal storage device, it allows a computer to house and execute important files and programs, like the machine’s operating system, and its components work together to actively seek, read, and write data on system and user-generated files. The delicate nature of the standard hard disk makes it susceptible to damage and data corruption or loss, however, and repairing or replacing one can be costly. Damage can often be avoided by minimizing the drive’s exposure to environmental factors, like dust and rough-handling.

There are two main types of hard drives: internal and external. The internal drive is the main storage area of a computer, and typically, the operating system as well as programs that are manually installed by the user are found here. Most computers designate it as the C drive, and program installation will occur on this primary partition by default. Modern computers often have several hundred gigabytes of storage, which provides enough room for the average user’s collection of applications, documents and media throughout the computer’s lifespan. An internal drive usually connects to the computer through either Parallel Advanced Technology (PATA), Serial ATA (SATA), or Small Computer System Interface (SCSI).

External drives are usually used to hold back-up copies of documents and programs, to store archived files, or to hold large data files that aren’t used regularly, among other things. They usually don’t include the operating system or any programs that are needed to make the computer work. Most connect to the machine through a USB or FireWire® connection, although some wireless models are also available. They are also sometimes called portable drives, since they can often easily be moved from one computer to another.


Difference between External and Internal hard drives?

Although most hard drives are internal hard drives, many users also use external hard drives to backup data on their computer and expand the total amount of space available to them. External drives are often stored in an enclosure that helps protect the drive and allow it to interface with the computer, usually over USB or eSATA. A great example of a backup external device that supports multiple hard drives is the Drobo.

External hard drives come in many shapes and sizes. Some are large, about the size of a book, while others are about the size of a cell phone. External hard drives can be very useful for backing up important data and taking with you on the go. They can store a lot of information, including music and movies.

HDD being replaced by SSD

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are starting to replace hard disk drives (HDDs) in many computers because of the clear advantages these drives have over HDD. While SSD is becoming more and more popular, HDD will continue to be in desktop computers with SSD because of the available capacity HDD offers over SSD.


What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster recovery (DR) is the process, policies and procedures that are related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure which are vital to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster. Disaster recovery is a subset of business continuity. While business continuity involves planning for keeping all aspects of a business functioning in the midst of disruptive events, disaster recovery focuses on the IT or technology systems that support business functions.

Importance of disaster recovery planning

Recent research supports the idea that implementing a more holistic pre-disaster planning approach is more cost-effective in the long run. Every £1 spent on hazard mitigation(such as a disaster recovery plan)saves society £4 in response and recovery costs.

As IT systems have become increasingly critical to the smooth operation of a company, and arguably the economy as a whole, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems, and their rapid recovery, has increased. For example, of companies that had a major loss of business data, 43% never reopen and 29% close within two years. As a result, preparation for continuation or recovery of systems needs to be taken very seriously. This involves a significant investment of time and money with the aim of ensuring minimal losses in the event of a disruptive event.


About Okehampton

Okehampton is a town and civil parish in West Devon in the English county of Devon. It is situated at the northern edge of Dartmoor, and has an estimated population of 5,700.

Okehampton was formed by the Saxons. The earliest written record of the settlement is from 980 AD as “Ocmundtune”, meaning settlement by the Ockment, a river which runs through the town. It was recorded as a place for slaves to be freed at cross roads.[2]

Like many towns in the West Country, Okehampton grew on the medieval wool trade.[3] Notable buildings in the town include the 15th century chapel of St. James and Okehampton Castle, which was established by the Norman Sheriff of Devon, Baldwin FitzGilbert(d.1090), also known as Baldwin de Brionne.


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