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4.73 Rating 499 Reviews
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R3 Data Recovery is one of the best teams of data recovery engineers ever assembled in the UK. Security House is one of the few full data and disaster recovery labs in the UK accessible to all who need a high success rate reliable data recovery service from industry leading DR engineers at an affordable cost.

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R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 28th November 2021
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R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 16th November 2021
Anonymous  // 01/01/2019
Excellent company to deal with. Highly professional and patient and no pressure to get the files. The only company to do it. All other ones are scams.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 18th November 2021
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(Exeter) -
Folders - 7543 Files - 67695 ( 374.86 Gb) Normal Files - 33113 Problem Files - 31751 Thank you for the review Rob, Whist your sentiment is understandable not all data recovery companies are part of the "Friends of Fields" who operate the #fieldsdatarecoveryscam You were fortunate to choose R3 Data Recovery for the recovery attempt after so much damage to the platters. Although we could not guarantee a full recovery, in this case, we can say that we have higher success rates than most datarecoveryspecialists who claim to be experts in their Fields ! "Seagate ST2000DM001 Hard disk drive used as file storage froze on opening document. Checked events in Device manager - device not migrated due to ambiguous match. No longer shows in Bios or on the computer. Taken drive to pc shop for data retrieval via software but no success informed likely to be a mechanical failure as it makes clicking noises and only spins up briefly. Narrowly avoided sending to Fields data recovery before searching R3." For those unaware- Find out more about how Fields Data Recovery Operate. Search Fields Data Recovery scam Those getting recoveries from Fields are unaware that many are defrauded and worse have their Trustpilot reviewer accounts hacked to leave fake 5 Star reviews and that Fields own staff admit their success rates are below 40% meaning only the easiest work is sold as "forensic data recovery" with many victims being unaware that they are sharing their data with a company that is known to use the data they recover for their "own nefarious use". Fields Associates / Data Recovery Services are also posting fake reviews and buying reviews. They have also been forced by the Attorney General Office in the US to give "Refunds" but consider where the money comes from to give victims of a scam those "Refunds" www.data-recovery-blog.com
Great Reliable Service! Recovered 95% of my data in a Lab Recovery. I was very pleased with the communication and overall experience.
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Excellent service, saved me many days of work by managing to restore corrupted data
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Fantastic people to deal with Totally honesty Kept me informed throughout the process, would have no hesitation in recommending them Martin C
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Excellent website that conveys the professional facility they operate. Efficient and prompt communication with clear description of the process of recovery. Rapid delivery of the damaged drive and delivery of a new drive with my data. Friendly people to deal with. Highly recommend them.
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Very helpful, informative and genuine. My hard drive corrupted and almost all Of the files were saved. I can’t thank the team enough!
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 12th November 2021
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(St Albans) -
Hi Jamie Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. From your initial enquiry, "force quit whilst using Lightroom of the LaCie / Apple Mac / 2yr old / 4TB not clicking buzzing or beeping" The Seagate-ST4000LM024 BarraCuda 4TB had sustained minor platter damage, this caused bad sectors that prevented the drive initialising. After R3 had made repairs to the ROM and regained control of the heads an almost full recovery of over 99% of 3.1TB of data was recovered without the need of a rebuild or unnecessary work and therefore cost. Glad R3 could re unite you with your data. Andy and the Team at R3 www.r3datarecovery.com 0800 999 3282
Very helpful, kept me informed throughout the process and recovered all data it was possible to recover. Very happy to have the photos back :-)
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 10th November 2021
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(Reading) -
Another happy R3 client reunited with their photos after their phone died. "I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini that won't charge or turn on. I was hoping that you would be able to help me by recovering the photos that are on it." In this case R3 Data Recovery found it was a CPU failure and required an eMMC chip off recovery. A full recovery was successful despite the eMMC also having a failed RPMB section. If your mobile phone shop has been unable to repair, recover or backup your Samsung give R3 Data Recovery a call on 0800 999 3282 or use the contact form on www.r3datarecovery.com and we will call you.
Thank you SO much for your great work in recovering my data from my USB memory stick. I had no recent backup (I know!!) and a lot of very valuable files which would have taken hours to rewrite. From the moment I spoke to Will, I began to have hope. No false promises, clear outline of costs, timescales and possible outcomes. Fortunately, I was one of the 97% "lucky" ones. All but 13 (unimportant) files restored and returned to me within 48 hours. So pleased I found you!! THANK YOU just doesn't do it really. Can only recommend you at every possible opportunity. x
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 10th November 2021
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(Brigg) -
Many thanks for your Many reviews Sue ! The team at R3 often get reviews but you were very kind to leave so many ! Andy and the team at R3 Data Recovery Security House Windsor Street Sheffield S4 7WB 0800 999 3282 www.r3datarecovery.com
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. What absolutely legends they are. Not only did they recover all of my data from an completely dead hard drive which literally saved my business, but they also had all of the work (5TB) back to me within 6 days, literally driven to my door. They worked tirelessly day and night not leaving my drive and Andy was on hand no matter what the time to answer any of my questions, and calm me down when in tears and panicking. Much more than data recovery but in short, these are the people you need to go to if you have any hard drive issues - do not go to the manufacturers, you may end up with a new drive but no data!
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 10th November 2021
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(Chichester) -
Hi Nicola. When the drive arrived at Security House the drive was inspected:- Opened in CR 5 platters and 10 heads (present) filter and chassis clean minimal track impacts M11 family parts needed please ... We were glad to be of service and that you stopped trying to access the drive before it progressed to a worse state. Although on the emergency 12-72hr service it did take longer due to a number of factors, mainly the amount of data and size of files. but we were able to send the time critical data by secure download during the period as they were prioritised and the full recovery on a new drive which was still an achievement and focus because of the importance of managing your clients with timely updates.. "I have a LaCie Rugged USBC external hard drive (purchased May 2019) which is supposed to be backed up/ mirrored by backblaze. The hard drive started making a ticking sound today and when I tried to move items from it to another hard drive, I couldn’t as it just kept disconnecting itself from my iMac. I wasn’t too worried as pay for Backblaze, but it turns out a huge amount of important files are missing from Backblaze! I’m a wedding photographer, there are 15 weddings stored on this hard drive, tens of thousands of Raw files. Plus 3 fully edited weddings which I finished today. As well as the Lightroom catalogue where all of my edits are stored. I can’t access any. 7 of the weddings I have the original raw files too on another Hard drive but 7 weddings are completely missing. I need to access all 15 but the 7 missing weddings and the Lr catalogue are obviously the most important otherwise I will have to break the dreadful news to these couples that their weddings photos are completely gone. I’m absolutely devastated, and exhausted from working tirelessly and now losing all this work. Please please help me. I have clients that were expecting those galleries today. "
Great service, with good communication along the way.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 10th November 2021
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(Hatfield) -
Thank you for the review Matthew, R3 Data Recovery has assisted many told by their insurance company or other data recovery companies that their data is not recoverable. Fortunately you found Britains Data Recovery Hospital www.datarecoveryhospital.com 0800 999 3282 "Background: My daughter spilled her tea on the home PC which resulted in the PC being replaced under our home insurance. The insurance company returned my HDD’s via courier in a plastic bag with no padding. Several of the HDD’s worked when inserted into my new PC, however 2 HDD’s do not work (they just make an awful noise). My insurers have accepted that their new employee did not package the HDD’s correctly. Drive 1: Seagate Barracuda 500gb ST500DM002 P/N: 18d142-500 Drive 2: Samsung 2TB Model: HD204UI P/N: A8313-E461-A0LTU
Very quick and professional
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 10th November 2021
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(London SE) -
Thank you for your review of R3 Data Recovery Nathan Our engineer assigned was able to confirm the iPhone XS Max had a Charging IC fault requiring some temporary rework and components to enable the backup to be made of all the data to a memory stick and returned to be imported to a new iPhone. "I’m wondering if you would be able to help me recover data from my phone. I have an iPhone X that recently stopped working (will not power on). When I took it to the Apple store they said it is either the logic board or battery that has stopped working." Something that many Apple Stores are not aware of is that there are ways to recover data despite the logic board component failures. R3 Data Recovery Security House Windsor St Sheffield
Excellent service. Kept fully updated at all times.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 10th November 2021
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(London E1) -
Thank you for your review, In this case Technically your 15-year-old Seagate 300GB drive was 99.99% ok but Being part of a broken RAID 1 NETGEAR SC101 it is effectively a SAN (Storage Area Network) with BLOCK level access and a proprietary file system. It was the Superblock that had been corrupted, R3 engineers extracted the 206GB OF indexed files which is a slow process considering the size of the drive and the amount of data but was processed within budget. If you are looking for help with data recovery of any type of RAID, NAS, SAN, DAS, VM, HDD or SSD the company you should consider is R3 Data Recovery Britains World-class Data Recovery Hospital www.datarecoveryhospital.com 0800 999 3282
5 Star! The service was exactly as promised in terms of delivery, friendly helpful support and amazingly fast turnaround at a very good price.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 8th November 2021
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(Stafford) -
Gald we could help Martin. The generic memory stick had seen a lot of life and was worn at the connectors but a temporary repair enabled return by secure download followed by a copy of the data on a new Kingston memory stick within 24 hours of arrival at Security House. Thank you for your review of R3 Data Recovery. Andy and the team at R3
Excellent service - needed a quick turn around. The team provided. Nothing lost.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 7th November 2021
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(Nottingham) -
Thank you for the review Peter. We were glad to assist in the emergency and save you time. The recovery was relatively straight forward and the temporary repair processed whilst you waited after your journey from Nottingham to Security House in Sheffield.
I had an external hard drive, broken since 2014, and the team managed to save all my videos and photos on it, in fact everything. They were very fast and efficient and I am very pleased with the results. However, be advised that VAT is added onto the actual cost and that was £100! As well as the cost of a new external hard drive onto which they uploaded all my saved data. No complaints whatsoever about the service at all - but just be aware that a hefty amount of VAT will be added onto your final bill.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 4th November 2021
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(Berkhamsted) -
Hi Nicola, Death of hard drives and Taxes ! We do mention plus VAT in all our communications, this is in part a legacy of the past and clarity for consumers. 20 years ago data recovery was so expensive that mostly business required it and they are mostly VAT registered. The cost of data recovery has been brought down by labs like Security House that opened in late 2006 and quickly became one of the most cost effective data recovery labs in the UK by improving success rates and achieving efficiencies in our processes. Today we are able to offer the lowest cost for home users of the highest success rate enterprise business grade data protection service. From your initial web enquiry with a good description and subsequent chat with Nick it was clear you valued your data to choose R3 Data Recovery after several years of checking the market offerings. "Maxtor external hard drive of 250 GB, power light comes on when plugged into computer, but makes regular clicking noises and does not work so I cannot access the files on the external hard drive." Glad the team could reunite you with your long lost digital memories. Andy and the Team at R3
Everyone with whom I dealt was very polite and helpful to the point that |I quickly developed a trust that I would get a good result, and I did.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 4th November 2021
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(Henfield) -
Making the right decision at the right at the right time saved time and cost when recovering a Western Digital 4TB WD40NDZW-11MR8S1 ! "1.2TB of data. - Can see the directories and files but cant access. - Running slowly. - No mech noises. - Spinning fine." Thank you for the review Richard glad we could be of service. Fortunately you had stopped attempting to access the drive immediately and this prevented further degradation and prevented the need for a rebuild ensuring the cost was kept to a minimum and almost full recovery with just 2 files affected by the head crash that caused unrecoverable bad sectors. Folders - 5524 Files - 109702 ( 1250.49 Gb) Normal Files - 109698 Problem Files - 2 Andy and the the team at R3 Data Recovery
An absolute solid first class data recovery service! So pleased for their professionalism and attention to detail, all my lost data was recovered. Thank you guys.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 4th November 2021
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(Grays) -
Many thanks for the review Rick From your enquiry.. "Dropped Rattling inside Somethings Broken" SanDisk Ultra 128GB temporary repair and return of 35GB of data by password protected secure download by R3 Data Recovery.
Quick service, kept me up to date every step of the way.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 4th November 2021
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(Chesterfield) -
"Usb file not being recognised by the computer" Glad we could be of service recovering your data from the inaccessible SanDisk Ultra Flair Cheryl, thank you for the review of R3 Data Recovery https://www.r3datarecovery.com/usb-pen-drive-recovery/
very professional, quick turn around, and drive came back with all the lost data thankyou for a first class service
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 4th November 2021
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(Great Yarmouth) -
Glad we could be of service Craig The loss of data can be traumatic, picking the right data recovery service is should not be. Your search of the internet for a real data recovery lab ensured you found R3 Data Recovery the UKs data recovery hospital.
The company were very clear in explaining the process and quick to pick up my hard drive for analysis. Another firm said the files were not retrievable but R3 managed to recover all my data and I am extremely grateful.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 4th November 2021
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(Bristol) -
HI Tim Glad we could be of assistance recovering the data from your Kingston A400 SSD. Thank you for your review. "The hard drive make is: Kingston A400 480GB SSD As discussed on the phone it had the Boot device not found error a couple of weeks ago which the computer shop managed to fix (I think by taking it out and putting it in again pretty much, then it was fine for a week or so before being very slow the last couple of days then failing again. They were saying it was showing up on the CMD but that there was 480GB free space (my files accounted for approx. 90% at the time it failed)." - Started running slowly - Error - Not accessible. Unfortunately when SSD begin to degrade if they are not recovered quickly they can render more data corrupt than a hard drive head crash. especially larger files in this case a relatively small number of files out of nearly a million were affected, but they represented over 17% affected by bad / unreadable sectors. !problem: 51.92GB (521 files) rest of data: 299.87GB (984401 files) Normally SSD when they reach this state are declared unrecoverable. Fortunately you found R3 Data Recovery.
It all happened just as they promised and exactly on budget. I hope I never need their services again but would go nowhere else if I do.
R3 Data Recovery 5 star review on 11th October 2021
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Thank you for your review Terry The Seagate ST3320820A 320GB had certainly put in a good innings before failing after 14 years. 14 years ago we first were recovering these drives in Security House we are still recovering them today. Andy and the team at R3 Data Recovery
R3 Data Recovery is rated 4.73 based on 499 reviews