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Server Recovery
At CDR we are experienced data recovery experts who provide Professional Server Recovery Services for ALL interfaces, this including standalone, one disk servers, as well as multi disk servers in any raid configuration, for example: Raid 5, Raid 1, Raid 0 data recovery. We understand the key importance of servers in modern industry and therefore offer an unrivalled emergency Data Recovery service that will reunite you with your data in no time!  No matter what server that you have, whether it be: Dell, Compaq, HP, IBM, Lacie, Buffalo, Fujitsu or IBM (or any other major server manufacturer) we can recover your data.  Whatever server you have been using and need the data to be recovered, we can offer a fast turnaround.  Give us a call on 0131 3570364 for a free quote today!

CDR Packages and Pricing
Our server specialists complete most cases within two to five days, and our “Critical” emergency services have an even faster average turnaround of 24hrs hours.
Our 3 packages have been created with you in mind.  Please see below:

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

*The above prices are fixed unless your disk has a mechanical failure.
N.B. The pricing above is based on a standard 3 disk, Raid 5 system. Should there be more requirements eg. More disks or a complete rebuild is required (we can help, however) the price may increase.
We offer a drop off service in our offices in Belfast and London.  If you cannot get to either location, you can send your hard drive to us via a next day postal or courier service.
At CDR have recovered data from 1000s of servers over the past 10 years and are the quickest and most qualified Data Recovery Experts in the UK and Ireland.  Give us a call today to speak with one of our professional engineers for a quick quote.

Working with all Leading Hard Disk Manufacturers
Whether you are looking for your data to be recovered from a laptop or external drive system, we have you covered.  The following is a list of some of the disk manufacturers that we can help out 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, Hitachi Travelstar Disks.  This list is by no means exhaustive, please contact us if the manufacturer of your disk is not listed.

95% of Data Recovered
We are passionate about what we do, and for this reason we are happy to confidently state that we recover all of the data in 95% of Server Recovery projects, with both internal and external hard drive systems. 

Experienced Data Recovery Experts
Our engineers are experts at retrieving data from all types of high-capacity storage devices.  As a company we have over 10 years of professional experience, offering the best possible chances of successful data recovery on the market today.

Our Guarantee – Pay Nothing if Data is not Recovered!
At CDR we offer a No Fix No Fee Service, so you will not have to pay anything if we don’t manage to recover your data.

Manufacturer & Raid Setup:
Get professional data recovery in record time, 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 01223 637802 to discuss your requirements.
No matter what operating system that you are using, we will be able to retrieve the data.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of systems 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. So no matter what the file system is, whether its Apple HFS+, Windows NTFS, Linux Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS or 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 see this very rarely on any servers.

RAID 5: This is now the most popular and the default for the latest 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 different 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
At CDR we provide a no fix - no fee service, so if you don’t get your data recovered, you pay nothing!  You will also receive a no obligation quote.  Call us on today 01223 637802 to find out how we can help you quickly retrieve your data, from any device.  Get your device to us your and we will take it from there.
As soon as the disk arrives in our office we get to work! Below, is a quick overview of how we approach things at CDR.
We know that every system is different; therefore we customize our processes to the needs of the client.  There are a few things that we do in every instance to ensure a high quality service.
Firstly, we image ALL disks.  Therefore ensuring that the integrity of your original disk is kept intact, we then extract your data from the imaged disk.
Every Hard Disk is supported by a variety of different 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 data from all of the above.

Our Simple 5-Step Data Recovery Process
We have created the whole process so that it is super easy to follow.  You will be supported every step of the way with our in-house consultants.

Step 1 – Get in touch
Get in touch any time via email (or during office hours via phone) to discuss the issue that you are coming across.  Call us straight away on 01223 637802 or drop us a quick email at the following email address:  [email protected]

Step 2 – Deliver your disk to us
We offer 2 options to quickly get the disk over to us quickly and easily, these are:

  • By post or courier
  • Drop in Service at one of our offices

N.B. Make sure to remove all disks from your server and label them in numerical order.

Postal / Courier Service
We find that sending your disk via postal or courier service, is quickest and hassle free. Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery is the quickest and most cost effective delivery method.  They offer up to £500 insurance and provide a quick overnight service.  If you send us your disk today; we will have it by tomorrow.

Provide a covering letter, containing the following information:

  • Full Contact Details (Full Name, Full Postal Address, Phone Number, Email Address). 
  • Please state the level of service you would like to receive: Standard, Express or Critical.

NB. If the service is not provided in your covering letter then we will provide our “Standard Service” by default.

Our Address
CDR - Cambridge Data Recovery 24
Compass House
Vision Park
Chivers Way
CB24 9AD

Phone Number

01223 637802

Step 3 – Disk/s Arrive & Are Inspected
*You are under no obligation to pay us, until you agree on us sending the lost data over to you*
As soon as your Hard Disk arrives at our office we will inspect it and perform a full diagnostic to discover the issue/s and then decide on the level of data recovery that we can successfully retrieve from your Hard Disk. We will contact you as soon as we have more information on how we can proceed. You should hear from us within 24 hours of the disk arriving at our office (unless you have decided on going for the “Critical” service, in which case you will hear from us sooner. Our Standard Recovery process takes in around of 48-96 hours.

Step 4 – Your Data is Recovered and Saved
When we contact you to discuss your data, and the outcome, we will request payment at this point if you are happy to proceed.
As soon as payment clears we will back up the data onto your preferred media, normally DVD or portable hard disk.

Step 5 – Retrieved data will be sent to you
At the earliest possible opportunity, we will send your retrieved data via Next Day Courier Service. We aim to recover ALL data within 24-96 hours of disks arriving in our offices. Our aim at CDR is to deliver a high quality, low cost service that is unrivalled in the UK and Ireland.
For further information on our Data Recovery Services or to discuss a Data Recovery Quote call us on 01223 637802

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


CDR - Cambridge Data Recovery, Compass House, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Cambridge CB24 9AD, Phone: 01223 637802