Data recovery

AL -WASAT GATE IT is the first Professional Data Recovery Center in Bahrain . We are expert provider of data recovery products and services for customers who have found themselves in the unenviable position of needing to retrieve valuable lost information from damaged storage media.

We provide the full Data Recovery suite of services from the most simple to the most advanced on virtually any type of storage device used on RAID array, desktop computers, laptops, servers, USB memory keys, cameras as well as digital video systems and other storage devices. We can recover data from simple documents and pictures to emails & databases as well as proprietary Operating and file systems.

Recoverable media includes:

  • Hard Drives
  • Solid State Drives
  • RAID Arrays
  • Flash Drives
  • Mobile Phones and Tablets
  • Legacy Media

We service all brands and are recognized by all major manufacturers, therefore not voiding any warranties.

We recover from logical damage as well as physical problems on a daily basis. We can recover from:

  • Clicking Hard Drives
  • Motor Bearing Failure
  • Electrical Damage
  • Lost or Deleted Files
  • Reformatted Drives
  • Physically Broken Flash Drives

What causes a hard disk or flash drive to fail?

There are hundreds of reasons a hard drive will fail, and as with any mechanical device, it will eventually fail. Failures can be caused by:

  • Wear and tear – Daily use for years and years can and will eventually cause failures.
  • Impact – As portable electronics get smaller and the need for large amounts of data storage continue to grow, many recovery cases we see are caused by dropping or accidentally kick a flash drive while its plugged into the computer.
  • Liquids – coffee spills and other accidental spills seriously harm the electronics of a hard disk or flash drive and in the case of floods the internal components as well.
  • Electrical problems – Power surges and electrical storms can cause damage to external and internal components of storage devices.
  • High Temperatures – Poor ventilation and high operating temperatures can cause pre-mature drive failures.
  • Overwriting – When important system areas of a drive are overwritten, the drive will become unbootable.
  • Logical Failure – Operating system errors, viruses, and accidents can lead to logical file system damage.
  • Manufacturers defect – Some drives are notorious for failures due to firmware bugs or faulty parts. The manufacturer warranties against failure but they will only replace the drive, not the data on it.

What are the signs that point to a drive failure?

  • Repetitive clicking noise coming from your computer is usually a sign of mechanical damage to a hard drive
  • A message stating that the Operating System is not found or Missing Operating System
  • Computer BIOS does not detect a hard drive at startup
  • A completely silent hard drive can mean there is an electrical problem with the drive
  • Very slow file access often indicates data corruption
  • Endless loop when trying to boot the system or reoccurring BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)
  • Computer asks to format the drive when it is mounted
  • USB drive or device is not recognized when inserted

What should I do if my hard drive fails?

If you have signs of a physical failure, do not continue to try to boot the computer or power on the drive. You will only cause further physical damage and possibly make the drive unrecoverable.

Do not install over-the-counter data recovery software on a drive with deleted or lost files. You could potentially overwrite the data you are trying to recover.

If the data is mission critical, do not try to recover the data yourself.