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Hard Drive Recovery
We restore your data from hard drives and are experienced with all common hard drive manufacturers!

Hard Drive Recovery

For over 20 years, Attingo is specialized in restoring data from defective hard drives. Our technicians are recovering data from defective hard drives on a daily basis. There are various reasons for data loss from hard drives, from overvoltage to headcrash and we are experienced in all of them!

24h-Service 98% rescue success

Hard drive recovery without constraints

Our specialists are able to reconstruct data from defective hard drives in more than 98 percent of cases. There is hardly any damage symptom our technicians haven't seen before.

  • Every hard drive manufacturer: Samsung, Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi, HGST, Maxtor, Fujitsu, Quantum, IBM, ExcelStor, Conner
  • Every hard drive interfaces: SATA, IDE, SCSI, SCA, USB, Fibre Channel, Thunderbold, FireWire, eSATA
  • Every hard disc size: 3,5'', 2,5'', 1,8'', 5,25''
  • Every file system: Attingo is familiar with every common file system like NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, ext2 ext3 ext4, HFS+, XFS, BTRFS, ReiserFS, ZFS, VMFS
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Datarecovery defective drives

Frequent causes of data loss from hard drives

There are multiple causes of data loss from hard drives. You have to distinguish between logical and mechanical failure.

Physical failure

If your hard drive is not working or is making unusual noise, it is experiencing a mechanical failure. This could be due to defective read/write heads, surface damage on ferromagnetic discs, corruptive firmware, defective hard drive electronics (PCB), damaged spindle bearings oder a defective engine.  

Logical failure

Logical failure can occur within the file system, defective partition tables, formatted hard drives, deleted or partly overwritten data or files manipulated by a virus or trojan.

Data rescue after physical damage

  • Hard drive is not recognised anymore
  • Hard drive doesn't start
  • Bios doesn't recognise the hard drive
  • Hard drives asks to be formatted
  • Hard drive reports E/A error
  • Error message S.M.A.R.T. error
  • Screen freezes, blue screen
  • Headcrash after concussion
  • Water or fire damage
  • Strange noises (clicking, beeping, grinding)
  • Wrong adaptor was plugged in (Overvoltage, blackout)
  • Defective firmware
  • Damaged interface
  • Defective crypto-adaptor of external HDD
  • Hard drive defect after headcrash
  • File structure is displayed but files cannot be opened

Data rescue after logical damage

  • Quick or complete formatting of the hard drive (0x00)
  • Defective or damaged file system
  • Deleted data (Office files, e-mail, photos)
  • Deleted partition
  • Defective or damage partition table
  • Partition size change
  • File system was repaired, no access to files
  • Deleted data were overwritten
  • Virus or trojan
  • File system repair not possible
  • Password lost/forgotten
  • No access to files after performing chkdsk
  • Directories or files are not shown anymore
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Keep calm in case of data loss!

Hasty decisions and actions may increase the damage on your hard drive immediately.

Power off your computer or storage device

This prevents further damage and increases the chances of a successful data rescue.

Don't open the hard drive

Even the tiniest dust particles can cause a headcrash, therefore hard drives can only be opened in a clean room environment.

Don't install software after logical damage

As long as the sectors of the deleted files are not overwritten, chances are high that the data can be restored, even after a partition deletion.


Hard drive recovery with Attingo

Our staff is available all around the clock

Contact us if you experienced data loss. Give us a call if you have you need an emergency data rescue which has to be performed as fast as possible. 

Fixed price offer after diagnosis

After the diagnosis is finished you receive a fixed price offer. We'll be happy to advise you on our different diagnosis options.

Your hard drive does not leave the country

Defective hard drives will neither be sent abroad nor to third-party providers. The data rescue will be solely performed in our in-house clean rooms.

Spare parts store with over 14.500 hard drives

Our extensive spare parts storage allows a quick resuce and provides the basis for hard drive recovery. At the moment is comprises around 14.500 spare parts of every manufacturer.

In-house research and development

Attingo develops in-house recovery tools and reading instruments for physical data rescue as well as our own data rescue software.


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Attingo Team

Dipl. Ing. Nicolas Ehrschwendner
Peter Franck
Robbert Brans
DI (FH) Markus Häfele
Customer support
Maximilian Maurer
Spare Part Manager
Andreas Mortensen
Customer support
Sebastian Evers
Customer support
Boris Hakaso
Ing. Özgür Göksu
Thomas Weiner
Paul Carlson
Ing. Franz Ehrschwendner
Sandra Fuchs
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Precedure and service - diagnosis options:
5 - 10 days
We will make a free qualified assessment of the damage.
2 - 4 days
We recover your data already during the diagnosis, you will recive file lists.
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We recover your data as fast as technically possible, even outside business hours.
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