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Since 2008 we are have been providing essential server data recovery services, both in Maidenhead, and nationwide. We have an amazing track record and our qualified team provides Professional Server Recovery Services for ALL interfaces, including standalone, one disk servers, as well as multi disk servers in all raid configurations, eg. Raid 5, Raid 1, Raid 0 data recovery. We are acutely aware of the major 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 01628 563228 for a free no obligation quotation..

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 just 24hrs.
Our 3 service options have been created to provide a broad offering, depending on your individual needs.  Please see below:

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

* All prices above are set (so you know how much you will be paying) unless your disk has a mechanical failure.
N.B. Pricing is based on a standard 3 disk, Raid 5 system. If you have other requirements eg. additional disks or a total rebuild is needing done 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 vital data from any device eg. a laptop or external drive system, we can recover all lost data (provided it is accessable).  Here are 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 get in touch with us if the manufacturer of your disk is not listed.

95% of Data Recovered
At MDR we recover lost data in 95% of Server Recovery cases, with both internal and external hard drive systems. 

Experienced Data Recovery Experts
The MDR engineers are talented 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.

Our Guarantee – Pay Nothing if Data is not Recovered!
MDR offers a No Fix No Fee Service therefore, you don’t pay until we know that we can retrieve your data.

Manufacturer & Raid Setup:
We offer world-class data recovery and extremely quick 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 01628 563228 and one of our engineers will be on hand to get you set up.
We can recover lost data from any operating system.  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 and Windows Small Business Server.  We do work with all systems eg. Apple HFS+, Windows NTFS, Linux Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS and ZFS. Please contact to discuss your individual requirements and receive a free quote.

Server Data Recovery Process:
All Dell Raid systems are approached in a case specific manner, depending on the configuration of the server and the specific Raid Server that we are working.  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 intact.
Our engineers then work with the disk image to process the system by extracting the data.
We are steps ahead of our game, as our standard procedure is to image all hard disks before and after de-stripping-recompiling to ensure the highest possible chance of recovering your data.  Not all data recovery companies will offer such a service.

Server Raid Configuration:
Servers offer a variety of data storage configuration options, which provide the owner of the server with different data protection levels and varying recovery chances if the Server fails.
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 it Works – Straightforward and Affordable Data Recovery Services
We provide a professional data recovery, and have extensive 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 01628 563228 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 offer a case specific process that caters to the needs of the customer.  To ensure a high quality service, we do carry out a few routine processes as follows.
We always begin by imaging all disks.  The reason for this is to ensure that the integrity of your original disk is kept intact. Our expert engineers will then extract lost 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.

Get your data back in  5 easy steps

Step 1 – Get in touch - via phone or email
Get in touch as quickly as possible discuss your requirements.  Give us a call today on 01628 563228 or send an email to:  [email protected]

Step 2 – Ship your disk/s to us
There are 2 options that we currently offer to get your disk over to us quickly and easily

  • Drop in Service
  • Post/ Courier

Post / Courier Service
All customers are advised to send their hard disks to us via Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery.  You will receive up to £500 in insurance and they provide a quick overnight service, ensuring the fastest possible turnaround.

Covering letter:
Please include a covering letter that includes the following information

  • Your Full Contact Details (Full Name, Full Postal Address, Phone Number, Email Address). 
  • Decide which service suits you best, from our 3 services above, Standard, Express / Critical. 

NB. If the service required is not provided we will provide our “Standard Service”.

Our Address
MDR - Maidenhead Data Recovery
1 Bell Street

Phone Number

01628 563228

Step 3 – Free Diagnostic Service
*At this point, you are under no obligation to pay anything, until you approve, then we will proceed*
We will inspect your disk and carry out a full diagnostic to evaluate how much data we can recover from your Hard Disk.  We advise our customers that they should hear from us within a day or two.  The Standard Recovery process is complete within 2-4 days.  However, you can order our critical service, if you require your data in a hurry.

Step 4 – Recovery Process Begins
You will receive an email that will outline the outcome of your diagnostic evaluation and, at this point we will request payment, if you give approval.
When the funds arrive, our professional engineers will back up your lost data onto a new external drive.

Step 5 – Your data will be sent back to you
Your recovered data will be sent to you via Next Day Courier Service. Our mission is to always recover data within 1-4 days of evaluation. Our aim at MDR is to provide the fastest turnaround at the most affordable  price in the UK and Ireland.
For more information on our Data Recovery Services or to discuss a Data Recovery Quote call us on 01628 563228 today.

Opening hours:  Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT.
Email us anytime at: [email protected]


MDR - Maidenhead Data Recovery, 1 Bell Street, Maidenhead SL6 1BU, Phone: 01628 563228