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We are experienced data recovery experts in Manchester, and nationwide, and are qualified to provide Professional Server Recovery Services for ALL interfaces, including standalone, one disk servers, as well as multi disk servers in all raid configurations, for example: Raid 5, Raid 1, Raid 0 data recovery. We are well aware of the key importance that servers play in business and therefore offer an unrivalled Critical Data Recovery service that will get your lost data back to you in no time!  We can retrieve lost data from every server, whether it be: Dell, Compaq, HP, IBM, Lacie, Buffalo, Fujitsu or IBM (or another leading server manufacturer) we will be able to recover your data and can offer a fast turnaround.  Call us on 0161 6671457 for a free quote today!

MDR Service Options
Our team of server specialists complete most cases within two to five days, and our “Critical” emergency services have an even faster turnaround of 24hrs.
Our 3 service options have been created to save money or time.  Please see below:

  • Standard - £500 - 2-4 working days
  • Express - £900 – 1-2 working days
  • Critical - £1500– 24 hour turnaround

* Fee’s are fixed at the rate stated above, unless your disk has a mechanical failure.
N.B. Pricing is based on a standard 3 disk, Raid 5 system. If you have additional requirements eg. More disks or a complete rebuild is required the price may increase.
We offer drop off services in our offices in Belfast and London, alternatively you can send your hard drive to us via a next day postal or courier service.
At MDR we have successfully recovered data from 1000s of servers over the past decade and we are the No.1 Data Recovery Experts in the UK and Ireland.  Give us a call today to speak with one of our professional data recovery specialists to discuss your requirements.

A Leading Hard Disk Manufacturers Covered
We can recover data from any device eg. a laptop or external drive system, we can retrieve all lost data.  The following is a list of some of the disk manufacturers that we work with Seagate 7200.11 Disks, IBM Deskstar Disks, Western Digital Caviar Disks, Toshiba Laptop Disks, Quantum Scsi Disks, Maxtor Diamond Max series Disks, Fujitsu MPG Disks and Hitachi Travelstar Disks.  Please contact us if the manufacturer of your disk is not listed.

95% of Data Recovered
We recover all lost data in 95% of Server Recovery projects, with both internal and external hard drive systems. 

Experienced Data Recovery Experts
Our consultants are amazing at retrieving data from all types of high-capacity storage devices.  This is due to the fact that we have over a decade of professional experience.  We offer the best possible chances of successful data recovery on the market today.

Our Guarantee – Pay Nothing if Data is not Recovered!
MDR is pleased to offer a No Fix No Fee Service therefore, you pay nothing if (for some reason) we don’t manage to recover your data.

Manufacturer & Raid Setup:
Receive Professional data recovery and fast turnaround times, with over a decade of experience in recovering data from failed Raid systems.  We work with Dell Performance, Dell PowerEdge, Dell Enterprise RAID Array, Dell PowerEdge Blade Server, Compaq Proliant, Compaq Proliant Blade, Compaq AlphaServer, HP Proliant, HP Proliant Blade andHP StorageWorks.  If your server is not listed, please call us on 0161 6671457 and a member of our team will be delighted to discuss your requirements.
Whatever operating system that you use, we will be able to recover lost data.  Here are some of the systems that we work with Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 2003, Microsoft 2008, Mac OS X Server, Unix, Linux, FreeBSD, openBSD, Solaris, IBM AIX, HP HP-UX, Windows Small Business Server etc.  We work with all systems eg. Apple HFS+, Windows NTFS, Linux Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS and ZFS. If you require data recovered from another system that is not listed, please contact us to discuss.

Server Data Recovery Process:
Each Dell Raid system is approached in a case by case way, depending on the specific Raid Server that we are working with and the configuration of the server.  Below is an outline of our standard procedures.
In the first instance we image all disks.  This makes sure that the integrity of your original disk is kept.
We then work with the disk image to process the system by extracting the data.
As standard procedure we image all hard disks before and after de-stripping-recompiling to ensure the highest possible chance of recovering your data.  This is a unique service that we offer.

Server Raid Configuration:
Servers offer several data storage configuration options, which provide the owner of the server with a variety of data protection levels and varying recovery chances should the Server fail.
RAID 0: Data is distributed across the drives. This is the best-performing configuration with maximum data capacity. A single drive failure causes loss of all the data. This method is gradually getting replaced with other raid configurations but is still being used in basic server systems.
RAID 1: In this configuration two shared disks are mirrored. This configuration provides great speed but only half of the potential storage capacity. This configuration is rarely used on servers and more on NAS Devices but we still see some server systems with this configuration.
JBOD: This ensures full storage capacity and good performance. Single drive failure may cause all data loss. We rarely see this with servers.
RAID 5: The most popular and the default for the modern Raid servers, Data is distributed across the drives using backward parity rotation. This configuration is fast but space equal to one disk's capacity is lost. The server system will continue to operate normally even after single drive failure. 90% of servers we receive in are setup as Raid 5.

Different computer servers support a variety of interfaces. Some of the interfaces supported include: PATA Hard Drives, SATA Hard Drives, Portable Hard Drives, Mobile Hard Drives, IDE Hard Drives, SATA Hard Drives, SATA II Hard Drives, SATA 2 Hard Drives, SATA III Hard Drives, SATA 3 Hard Drives, eSATA Hard Drives, SAS Hard Drives, SCSI Hard Drives, iSCSI Hard Drives, ESDI Hard Drives, Fibre Channel Hard Drives, USB Hard Drives, Firewire Hard Drives and PCMCIA Hard Drives.

Common causes of server data loss include:

  • Accidental reformatting of partitions, Accidental Deletion of Data, Virus Problems
  • Actuator Failure
  • Bad sectors
  • Clicking / Ticking / Scratching / Grinding Sounds
  • Controller Failure
  • Controller Malfunction
  • Corrupted RAID
  • Drive not working after Power Surge
  • Error reporting ' Primary Master disk failed, Press F1 to continue'
  • Firmware update failure
  • Freezing or locking up the computer or burning smell from system
  • Front red light on system not displaying
  • Hard disk is unable to be accessed ( Inaccessible drive or partition )
  • Hard drive failure
  • Not detected by computer's CMOS/BIOS
  • Not spinning, Not powering on at all
  • Power surge or power spike
  • RAID Array failed
  • RAID array initialisation
  • RAID controller failure
  • RAID controller failure
  • RAID corruption
  • RAID disk failure
  • RAID disk overheat
  • RAID drive incompatibility
  • RAID drive overheat
  • RAID rebuild failure
  • RAID rebuild not completed correctly
  • The disk is seen in Operating System but asking to be formatted
  • Unable to boot computer due to system getting dropped.
  • Water or Liquid spilled on Hard Disk

How we Work
We provide a professional data recovery, and have 10 years of experience. We have successfully recovered thousands of cases for personal computer users, government agencies and businesses of all sizes.
At MDR, we are qualified data recovery experts, dedicated to getting you back on your feet again in record time. We offer a transparent pricing system, as well as a no obligation quotation.  You also have our No Fix, No Fee Guarantee:  if we cannot recover your lost data you don’t have to pay anything.  Contact us on 0161 6671457 to have a chat with one of our data recovery experts.  Then send us your disk and we will take it from there.
Every system is different, so we customize our processes to the needs of the customer on a case by case basis.  To ensure a high quality service, we do carry out a few routine processes as follows.
We make sure to firstly, image all disks.  This ensures that the integrity of your original disk is kept intact. Then we extract your data from the imaged disk.
Each Hard Disk is supported by a variety of interfaces, such as PATA Hard Drives, SATA Hard Drives, Portable Hard Drives, Mobile Hard Drives, IDE Hard Drives, SATA Hard Drives, SATA II Hard Drives, SATA 2 Hard Drives, SATA III Hard Drives, SATA 3 Hard Drives, eSATA Hard Drives, SAS Hard Drives, SCSI Hard Drives, iSCSI Hard Drives, ESDI Hard Drives, Fibre Channel Hard Drives, USB Hard Drives, Firewire Hard Drives and PCMCIA Hard Drives.  We can recover lost data from all of the above.

Our Simple Data Recovery Process
We have designed our data recovery process so that it is super simple and takes all of the hassle out of facing the loss of data.  You can trust that we  protect the safety of your sensitive data.  When working with us you will be supported every step of the way by our friendly in-house data recovery specialist team.

Step 1 – Make contact
Get in touch with us to arrange a drop off plan.  You can either post us your disk or arrange to drop off at one of our offices. Call us straight away on 0161 6671457 or send us a message any time at the following email address:  [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you, and will go the extra mile to recover your data.

Step 2 – Ship your failed disk/s
NB.Please make sure to label all disks as per the server.
Please ensure that your disk/s is sent via a suitable postage service. We recommend Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. Packages are sent via a guaranteed next day service therefore if you send today we will receive tomorrow.

Covering Letter
Include an A4 sheet with your Full Contact Details (Full Name, Full Postal Address, Phone Number, Email Address).  Also please specify the service that you wish to use from our 3 options above, Standard, Express or Critical. 
NB. If your chosen service is not outlined in your covering letter then we will deliver our “Standard Service”.

MDR - Manchester Data Recovery
Peter House, Oxford Street
M1 5AN


0161 6671457

Step 3 – Initial Assessment
Within minutes of your hard drive arriving in our office, we will assess it and perform a full diagnostic to discover  the problem and the level of data recovery that we can recover from your Hard Disk.  You will be contacted ASAP with the outcome. Expect us to be in touch within 24 hours, the normal Standard Recovery process takes in the region of 48-96 hours to complete.

Step 4 –We complete the data recovery
We will get in touch with you as soon as we have completed your data recovery evaluation, to discuss the files that can be recovered. You should hear from us within 24 hours of the disk arriving with us.  You will then be given a detailed quote, and if you decide to proceed, our engineers will back up your media onto a new external hard disk or dvd.

Step 5 – Your data is shipped back to you
We will send the recovered data in the form of your chosen media via Next Day Courier Service. We aim to always recover data within 24-96 hours of receiving hard disks. Our aim at LDR is to provide a high quality, low cost service that is trusted nationwide.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of our Data Recovery Services or to discuss a Data Recovery Quote call us on 0161 6671457

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MDR - Manchester Data Recovery, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5AN, Phone: 0161 6671457