Data Recovery External Hard Drives

With Gefund-IT Data Recovery
You get professional data recovery services

The unthinkable could happen - a computer crash, for example. If you can't recover your data, it's a disaster. Not just because you've lost unique documents, photographs and movies. Gefund-IT Data Recovery offers affordable services for Germany and throughout the European Union. We can help you recover your data quickly and at affordable prices.


Why use Gefund-IT Datenrettung?

  • We rely on fixed prices so there are no unexpected surcharges.
  • We are cost effective because we run our own data recovery service.
  • We help with data loss problems.
  • We advise you personally and are available.
  • We are a full service data recovery company with a clean room in our laboratory.

External hard drives are in constant use and suffer a lot of wear and tear.  They are plugged into various computers, transported to different locations, wether it be across the office or to some distant land, the hard drive is always on the move.

People do try to protect them from bouncing around and sudden shocks.  Sadly, in one moment the external hard drive can be rendered non-functional by a drop, kick or power-spike. 

Here at Gefund-IT we are aware that the stress levels are really high since most people transport the only copy of their data on that one external hard drive. That is why we offer hassel free service. We provide our services following the unique A.C.I.R process.  No hidden costs, no call centers, no laboratories which are located out of the country.

When you call Gefund-IT, you talk directly with the Owner/Lead Data Recovery Engineer.

Do It Yourself Hard Drive Data Recovery



Data Recovery


What Can You Do?

On the internet there are many tutorials on how to do a data recovery for a hard drive. Some of the information is serious, others are pure nonsense.

If your hard drive has not fallen down, is not making clicking sounds or is making a beeping noise, then yes one can attempt a data recovery by themselves.  Very important!! READ all of the popups, for they contain valuable information on how NOT to damage your data.

The data recovery that one can do would be those where data has been deleted, the incorrect partition was formatted, or just the general you see RAW where your partition of data once was.  This is a logical recovery and mostly very easy to do. The biggest mistake/disaster we see is, the person tries to recover the data onto the same drive that the data is missing from. You can bet that you WILL overwrite that critical data!

If your next promotion, romantic evening with your loved one, or family planning are on this drive, then we recommed you seek professional help.

Data Recovery Hard Drive: Here is tutorial that I created to help guide people on how to Do It Yourself.

!!!NOTE: Do not do this if you have critical files or data you need recovered!!!

What types of errors are there?

There are three types of failures which could cause data loss and they are Logical, Electronic and Physical.

What are logical errors?

Logical errors are the damages in the software of the hard disk. Externally and mechanically, the hard disk is perfectly ok, but there is an error in the software. Such errors can result in the fact that you can no longer access your data or that your data has become corrupt.

What are Electronic Failures?

Electronic failures are caused by over-volatage where maybe lightning strikes a power line causing a severe spike in electricity.  It can also be cause by plugging in the incorrect voltage power-supply into a laptop, external hard drive or other electronic piece of equipment.  This causes severe damage to the electronic components. Friends who try to help on these types of failures usually researched the problem and begin doing repairs that exceed their capabilities. Done incorrectly and the data could be gone forever!

What are physical errors?

Physical errors are mechanical damage to the hard disk. For example, if you drop a hard disk or use a hard disk for a very long time, physical errors can occur. Physical errors are characterized by the fact that the hard disk no longer functions completely or in parts. Mechanical knowledge is required for such errors. Physical errors are more common with external hard drives and with HDD hard drives. External hard disks are subject to a higher risk of falling, that they are not built into the computer and HDD hard disks have many moving parts that can lose their function if used for too long.

Caution: This is not a Do It Yourself error!

What are the most common errors and how do I fix them?

To stay true to our keyword "data recovery hard disk" we will now show you the most common errors and in the next step how you can fix them. We will sort the most common errors according to the types of hard drives.

Data Recovery Hard Disk - HDD

With an HDD hard disk, physical errors and logical errors occur about equally frequently. If you own an HDD hard disk, sooner or later your hard disk will fail, this is a physical error. In such cases there is unfortunately little you can do. If you are faced with such a problem, then you should look for an expert who is familiar with the topic "data recovery hard disk".

There are two logical errors that often occur with HDD hard drives. Many people complain about deleted data or deleted parts of their data. Fortunately there is a simple solution for such errors, which is also suitable for laymen. By right-clicking on your HDD on your computer, you can select the menu item "Restore previous version". In this menu item you can restore a previous version of your data. Just choose a date before you lost your data.

Data Recovery Hard Disk - SSD

SSD hard drives are newer and more durable than HDD hard drives. SSD hard drives are also built into computers, but have no moving parts, so they last much longer than HDD hard drives. For these two reasons, physical failures are rare with SSD hard drives. However, if you suspect a mechanical failure, you should contact a professional, as you could lose your data forever if you try it yourself.

Logical errors can still happen. Also with SSD drives, the most common error is that data has been deleted. With an SSD hard disk, you can use the menu item "Restore previous version" as with an HDD hard disk to restore your data.

Data recovery hard disk - external hard disks

External hard drives can be both HDD and SSD hard drives. However, external SSD hard drives are more common. With external hard drives, the risk of physical failure is much higher, as they may fall down or otherwise be damaged. To get an external hard drive working again after a physical failure requires immense technical understanding. Most of them will not have this understanding. For this reason, we recommend that you consult an expert so that you can be sure that your data can be recovered.

Logical errors are also possible with external hard drives. If the error is lost data, you can easily recover your data by clicking on the menu item "Recover previous version". How this works is described under Data Recovery Hard Disk HDD. Another logical error that occurs with hard disks is that the hard disk is no longer recognized. If the hard disk is no longer recognized, you can no longer access your data. In such cases you should check the USB connection between the hard disk and the computer. If this does not solve the problem, you can use the Disk Management. In the disk management you will find the sub-item "Hard disk partition". Your hard disk should be displayed there. Now right-click and click on Error Diagnosis. If your hard disk is not displayed there, you should assign a letter to the hard disk or initialize the disk. There is already a post on this topic.

Data recovery hard disk - the best and safest way

If you encounter mechanical errors or logical errors which you could not correct with the help of our instructions, you must contact an expert. We are happy to help you. Just contact us at 0791-49 39 04 98. On our website we provide our visitors with a lot of knowledge about the topic "data recovery hard disk". Because of this you can trust us that we know what we are doing.

1. What to do in case of data loss?

Several errors can cause data loss on your data carrier (hard disks, USB sticks, etc.). Data recovery from your defective hard disk requires technical understanding and practical know-how. In case of improper rescue attempts, your data may be lost forever. 

We will gladly assist you in the rescue of your data. All you have to do is the following: 

  • Please contact us, gladly by telephone, and describe your problem
  • Then fill out the contact form on our website and let us know your preferences
  • Send us the defective data carrier by mail or bring it personally to our office 

2. We can help you - Our services and prices at a glance!

a) Initial analysis 

The speed of the initial analysis depends on the fare booked (basic or express analysis).

If you are not in such a hurry, then book the "Basic Analysis" when filling out the contact form and we will carry out the initial analysis for you free of charge within 5 working days. At this point we will only charge you the postage costs for the return of your data medium. 

If you are interested in a faster presentation of the first analysis results and a clear idea of the data recovery effort based on these results, we recommend booking the "Express Analysis" for 100 EUR per device. Then you will usually have a clear idea of the data recovery options available the next working day. 

b) Data recovery

After the first analysis we present you the result in writing and an estimate of the expected data recovery effort. You always remain the master of the procedure and decide whether you want to have the data recovery carried out or have your defective data medium returned.  

The costs of the data recovery itself depend on the effort of the data recovery. We distinguish between the three service types "Standard" (349 EUR), "Clean Room" (650 EUR) and "Clean Room Plus" (950 EUR). Details can be found in the diagram below. Usually this step will be completed within 3 working days. Deviations from this may occur in times of high workload. 

If you additionally book our express service for data recovery, we will devote our full attention to your request. For a surcharge of 50 percent of the offer price we will immediately start the data recovery on your devices and send you an overview of the recovered data as soon as possible, usually on the next working day. 


Premium Data Recovery

The professional data recovery of affected hard disks is in many cases the only way to recover damaged or deleted data. This requires appropriate tools and above all years of experience and "know-how".

If you are looking for professional help to rescue your important data and files, then contact us!

What our customers say

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There are many things that can go wrong with a storage medium.  Here we provide you with an overview. If you have questions please call us so we can help you!

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Do it yourself data Hard Drive Repair

We have performed data recovery on the following hard disks:

  • Data recovery Conner hard disks for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery ExcelStor hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Fujitsu hard disks for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Hewlett Packard hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Hitachi hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery IBM hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Maxtor hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Quantum hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Samsung hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Seagate hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Toshiba hard disks for desktop computers, notebooks and servers
  • Data recovery Western Digital hard drives for desktop computers, notebooks and servers