PITS Global Data Recovery Services provides businesses and individuals who face water-damaged hard drive corruption with professional repair and file retrieval solutions. Thousands of personal computer users lose data each year due to natural disasters, including flooding. HDDs are delicate devices, and exposure to even a slight amount of water can cause a lot of trouble, including platter damage and circuit board failure.

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At PITS Global Data Recovery Services, we have a team of expert technicians who specialize in retrieving data from different types of hard drives. They have a lot of experience and know how to handle various brands and models.

To make sure we retrieve your data quickly and effectively, we use the latest tools and technologies. These tools are always being updated to keep up with changes in storage devices. 

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Liquid can cause permanent damage to a hard drive’s electronic and physical components, so it is essential to act fast when it happens. We extend data recovery locations throughout the country to help our clients anytime, anywhere their device fails. To date, our company has more than 50 drop-off points and offices, which are ready to help and provide you with swift data recovery services.

Data Recovery Water Damaged Hard Drive

A hard drive failure is a complicated event, primarily when the collapse occurs due to water damage. In these kinds of malfunction, data loss is not rare and causes a lot of trouble to the user. So when the failure occurs, you can increase chances for successful recovery of lost files by entrusting your device to professionals.

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Hard drive data restoration requires specialized technologies and state-of-the-art facilities. Flood-damaged drives are susceptible to environmental exposure and corrosion, so data recovery specialists need to pay extreme attention treating these storage media. 

PITS Global Data Recovery Services engineers have decades of experience retrieving files from water-damaged devices. We receive thousands of flooded hard drives each year and offer higher success rates regardless of damage level. 

Contact us now if you have questions about our data recovery from flood-damaged hard drives, solid-state drives, or RAID arrays, and we will gladly provide you with all the required information.

Professional Hard Drive Recovery from Water Damage

When exposed to liquids, hard drives quickly corrode and decay, so you should immediately seek assistance if you want to retrieve most of your files. Also, there are several steps you should go through when facing failure from water damage:

  1. Do not attempt to clean failed hard drive with any cleaning liquids or abrasive materials. 
  2. Booting a flooded hard drive or using data recovery software can worsen the situation. 
  3. Remove memory chips, a battery from the failed device and let it dry. 
  4. Contact PITS Global Data Recovery Services for reliable and secure assistance. 

By calling us, you will get an individual approach and superior recovery process for your case.

First, our specialists carefully clean damaged hard drive components, removing dust, dirt, and other contaminants that provoke corrosion. Then, we provide our clients with a detailed evaluation report, including a turnaround times estimate and price quote.

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After discussing service options and receiving clients’ approval, our technicians start the recovery. We treat damaged hard drives in the ISO Certified Class 10 Cleanroom with perfect repair and data recovery resources. By working with hard drives in our certified cleanroom, engineers do not put a fragile device at risk and obtain high recovery rates. 

PITS Global Data Recovery Services offers flexible options to meet any of your needs, deadlines, and budgets. We also consider cases when our clients need the fastest possible turnaround and offer our 24/7/365 available emergency data recovery service. Get more information about our emergency services by calling our customer service line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is often possible to recover data from a water damaged hard drive. However, the success of the recovery depends on the severity of the damage, the duration of exposure to water, and the actions taken immediately after the damage.

Do not attempt to power on or continue using a wet hard drive. Don’t try to dry it using a hairdryer or put it in rice, as these methods can cause further damage.

Professionals use specialized tools and techniques to open the hard drive in a cleanroom environment, dry and clean the components, repair or replace damaged parts, and then attempt to recover the data using powerful software.

The time required to recover data from a water damaged hard drive can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the amount of data to be recovered. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

Water can potentially cause severe damage to a hard drive. When water comes into contact with the internal components of a hard drive, it can lead to corrosion, electrical shorts, and mechanical failures. The extent of the damage depends on various factors, including the duration of exposure, the type of water (clean water, saltwater, etc.), and the specific hard drive model. In most cases, it is best to consider a hard drive that has come into contact with water as compromised and seek professional data recovery services to retrieve the data.

While there have been instances where hard drives have survived water exposure, it is not guaranteed, and the chances of survival depend on several factors. If the water exposure is minimal and the hard drive is powered off immediately, there may be a possibility of successful data recovery. However, it is important to note that hard drives are not designed to be waterproof, and even a small amount of water can potentially damage the delicate components within the drive. It is recommended to treat a water-exposed hard drive as compromised and consult professional data recovery services for evaluation and recovery options.

If your hard drive comes into contact with water, it is crucial to follow these steps:

a. Power off the hard drive: Immediately disconnect the power source and avoid any attempts to power on the hard drive. This will help prevent further damage caused by electrical shorts.

b. Dry the hard drive: Gently pat dry the external casing of the hard drive using a soft, absorbent cloth. Avoid using heat sources or hairdryers, as excessive heat can cause additional damage.

c. Do not open the hard drive: Opening the hard drive casing is not recommended, as it exposes the internal components to further risks and can void any warranty that may be in place.

d. Seek professional data recovery services: Contact a reputable data recovery service provider experienced in handling water-damaged hard drives. They will have the necessary expertise, tools, and cleanroom facilities to properly evaluate and recover data from water-damaged hard drives.

Remember, time is of the essence when dealing with water-damaged hard drives, so it is important to seek professional assistance promptly.

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KRISTELLYC
Feb 3, 2024
PITS is truly professional in data recovery. Six months ago, I dropped my 2 TB external hard drive, and it stopped showing up on my computer. It has been an awful experience for me, as whoever I ... approached, no one could recover the data from it. Thankfully, I found PITS Global, and they started the recovery process immediately. John and Eric were always in touch, providing updates regarding my case. In the final results, I had my verification session, and everything was there. I could see all of my photos, videos, and files. I am super grateful and happy with the results.
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Donna Trujillo
Feb 3, 2024
PITS Global Data Recovery Services lived up to their reputation. I entrusted them with recovering data from my damaged SanDisk USB drive, and they exceeded my expectations. They kept me informed about ... every step of the process, and I never felt in the dark about the status of my data. From the moment I contacted them to the final verification session, their focus on customer satisfaction was evident. Eric addressed all my concerns and went the extra mile. I got all my data back, and from now on, PITS is my go-to recommendation for anyone facing data loss challenges.
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James Gaines
Feb 1, 2024
Working with PITS Global Data Recovery Services was a great experience. Engagement was always high, honest, and worthy. With so many people claiming they can retrieve lost data without knowing if ... they're actually capable of doing so, PITS delivered the confidence that my data was in the best hands possible!
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samuel newton
Jan 31, 2024
I had been searching for a data recovery company for a while and finally found PITS. With many positive reviews, I decided to choose them. My 5TB Hard Drive contained crucial business and governmental ... documents. After talking to PITS, I understood that this was the right place and they could recover all of my data. As expected, within only a few days, I was looking at documents that I couldn't access before through their verification session. They were fast, reliable, and, most importantly, got me all my data back
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Ana Vargas
Jan 26, 2024
I was really worried when my external drive with important work files got messed up. I contacted PITS Global for help. Even though I had lots of files, John and the team understood how urgent it was. ... In just a few days, they showed me all my files, and I was shocked since they got everything back! Hundreds of my Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files were there and I could check each of the file during the verification session. Afterwards they transferred everything to a brand new 4TB external drive, so I can have an easy access to all of the data. Received the drive yesterday and am super happy with PITS. They did a fantastic job
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Yajaira Guerrero
Jan 23, 2024
I've been using my 1TB SD card since I started taking photos as a hobby. By now, I've collected over ten thousand photos of my journeys. Everything seemed fine with the card until my computer stopped ... recognizing it, which was weird because it was never an issue to begin with. In regards to that, I immediately sent it to PITS since they have successfully recovered my drives previously. Eric quickly opened a case for me, and we started the recovery process. Within a week, I got all my photos back, and I didn't expect anything less from them since these guys are the best in their field. Communication was on point, service was fast, and most importantly, I got all my data back
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