Apple hardware is well-loved by many and often preferred for its ease of use and sleek looks. Whilst the devices themselves are robust when handled with appropriate care, data storage on Apple devices can still be prone to failure, which can be electrical or physical in nature.
Depending on the size, age and type of Apple Mac device, you may have either a 2.5″ HDD, a 3.5″ hard disk drive or a solid state drive. Apple OS uses HFS+ file system to store data and the latest Macs use APFS (Apple File System). This is different to how Windows stores and maintains files (NTFS) and as such, different specialist data recovery methods are deployed by EADR.
Clicking hard drives are a common reason for seeking specialist data recovery help, and Apple devices are not immune from this scenario. Most later versions of MacBook or iMac come with solid state drives (even soldered directly on to the motherboard), however, older MacBooks and iMacs may still come with a mechanical hard disk drive, or even a Fusion Drive.
An Apple Fusion drive has both a mechanical hard drive and a solid state drive present in the same device and works in a similar way to a RAID. The solid state drive houses macOS as well as frequently accessed items, whereas your files (documents, photos and so on) are stored on the much larger (and slower) mechanical hard drive. Should one of the hybrid drives fail, both sections of the drive are inaccessible.
For more information about our specialist Apple data recovery services, please call us on 01953 667977 for an informal chat. We don’t employ pushy salespeople here, we just offer great customer service and honest advice!
Get your data back
Whatever the reason for your data loss, EADR will examine your Mac device and provide you with a diagnosis and plan to recover your data.
The most common reasons for failure are listed below:
- Hard drive is clicking
- Liquid damage
- Accidental file deletion
- Hard drive beeping
We work with ALL mac operating systems, including: Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra, Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave, Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina, Mac OS X 11 Big Sur, Mac OS 12 Monterey, Mac OS X 13 Ventura.
Mac devices worked with
iMac (all models)
MacBook (Air and Pro)
Apple Time Machine
LaCie and G-Raid
What our customers say
Excellent first class service.
I managed to neglect to back up my Apple Mac laptop, it then decided to crash the recently installed hard drive whilst making a back, connected Robin of Orwell computers who is a top guy who installed another new hard drive under warranty.
Robin recommended Eadr as the people to go to to recovery my lost data..
Alison was excellent in providing the course of action required along with Steve who kept me informed through out the whole process..
Data recovered and placed onto my own external hard drive, follow up contact to make sure all was well..
Break down of costs before any work was carried out, top service all round..
Highly recommend if you are unfortunate in requiring this type of service..
All in all pain free.
★★★★★ David Baker, 4 Oct 2018
Almost a miracle.
After taking my ailing computer to the local repair shop, the last thing I wanted to hear was, ‘Your hard drive is corrupt. I’m afraid there’s nothing we can do.’ For me that meant thousands of photographs, a huge music library and 10 years of business documents had effectively vanished. The repair man gave me an EADR business card and a morsel of hope.
After contacting Alison, the dreaded situation began to improve. I sent my sick drive off for analysis. Alison and Steve kept me informed of progress at every stage. Within a few days the majority of my precious files were recovered and returned in a new external drive. Almost a miracle. I am very thankful for their work and would recommend EADR without hesitation.
★★★★★ Blane Hawkins, 4 Dec 2018
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