Data Recovery Professionals is a group of independent, owner-operated data recovery companies from around the world. We share and collaborate on ideas and techniques regarding professional data recovery, forensics and data recovery software development.
Many group members are beta testers for professional data recovery hardware and software manufacturers who supply the industry, helping those manufacturers get the most from their products. This work then feeds down to the rest of the data recovery community and allows the industry to become more efficient. Likewise, since we use these data recovery tools every day, we constantly make creative suggestions on how to improve them.
The group does not represent the data recovery industry. We are not an "association." Instead we are are a group of like minded individuals who constantly strive to offer our customers the best value for their money. While we do not represent data recovery manufacturers, we do of course use their products daily.
Tim Homer - Desert Data Recovery
Founder - Data Recovery Professionals
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"Data Recovery" describes the methods used to extract media from failed or corrupt storage devices, such as HDDs, SSDs, RAID Arrays, Flash Media, and Cellphones.
There are many consumer-level data recovery software tools available online. However, as professional data recovery technicians, we use specialized hardware and software combinations to recover data from damaged devices. For example, by communicating directly with failed devices at a hardware level (without needing an interpreter, e.g., BIOS or Operating System), our tools allow us to fix underlying issues with storage devices, which is impossible with consumer-level software. For hard drives, this may include repairing corrupt firmware modules or perhaps recovering unreadable sectors of data due to mechanical problems. We also use cleanrooms to repair mechanical issues like failed read-write heads, bent spindles, or failed motors. For flash media, our tools allow us to read the RAW data from NAND chips, correct their ECC errors and reconstruct the controller's functions by mimicking XOR overlays and assembling the data by interpreting the device's bitmap.
Each member of our group is a full-time data recovery professional or forensic scientist. Many of our members have been data recovery professionals for over 20 years!
To learn more about each group member, and to read a full bio about the engineer and their company, click here.
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