Data loss can happen at any time and any place, including Buffalo. Data loss scenarios usually happen at the worst possible moment and can leave you scrambling for help. 

The two main methods of recovering data are either by engaging a local data recovery service in the Buffalo area or attempting to perform the recovery yourself using a dedicated software tool. Let’s take a closer look at these two options.

List of Data Recovery Services in Buffalo

In an emergency, it may be necessary to quickly find a data recovery center near your location. The following table lists some data recovery labs and companies in the Buffalo area.

File Savers Data Recovery
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Address
50 Fountain Plz Ste 1400
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone
716-995-4233
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM–5PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Address
2437 Berg Rd suite h
Buffalo, NY 14218
Phone
716-539-9555
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM–9PM
Saturday: 9AM–9PM
Sunday: 9AM–9PM

Regional Recovery Services
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Address
3053 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14217
Phone
877-921-6012
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM–5PM
Saturday: 10AM–1PM
Sunday: Closed

Address
300 International Dr # 100
Buffalo, NY 14221
Phone
716-218-0992
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM–5PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Address
5150 Main St Suite A
Buffalo, NY 14221
Phone
716-276-3219
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 10AM–6:30PM
Saturday: 10AM–6:30PM
Sunday: 10AM–6:30PM

Address
155 Great Arrow Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
Phone
716-871-7040
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 8AM–5PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Address
1585 Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14228
Phone
716-837-9080
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 10AM–8PM
Saturday: 10AM–8PM
Sunday: 10AM–7PM

Address
350 Main St #102
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone
716-803-6015
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: Open 24h
Saturday: Open 24h
Sunday: Open 24h

Tri Delta Resources
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Address
4990 Camp Rd # 500
Buffalo, NY 14075
Phone
800-724-4200
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 8AM–5PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Address
656 N French Rd Ste 2
Buffalo, NY 14228
Working Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM–9PM
Saturday: 9AM–9PM
Sunday: 9AM–9PM

A certified data recovery center is staffed by professional technicians who specialize in recovering unsaved or lost information. The following steps outline what to expect when working with a data recovery service.

  1. Locate a reputable data recovery center in your area.
  2. Ship or deliver your failed or broken hard drive to the recovery center.
  3. Technicians will evaluate the issue and give the customer an estimate for performing the recovery. 
  4. After accepting the estimate, the center will use advanced software and hardware techniques to clone the device and recover any lost data.
  5. When recovery is complete, data is returned to the customer on new media. The origin media should be securely destroyed by the recovery center. 

While a data recovery service will usually be able to retrieve your lost data, several factors may make it a less than optimal solution. It can be an expensive proposition and you may need to take into account the value of the lost data before committing to a recovery service. Using a service also requires you to physically transfer control of the device to the recovery center’s staff. This may be an issue in cases where sensitive data has been lost. You might not want the information in anyone else’s hands. Fortunately, there is another option.

Recovery Software for Lost or Deleted Data

An online solution that allows users to recover lost data themselves offers an attractive alternative. We are going to show you how to perform a recovery using Disk Drill data recovery software. This versatile data recovery application runs on Mac and Windows machines. 

Its flexible recovery functionally lets you recover lost data from your computer as well as from removable storage devices like a Micro SD card or a USB attached hard drive. You can even recover lost data from an Android device or iPhone using Disk Drill.

Following are the simple steps required to search for lost, deleted, or saved data using Disk Drill. The tool’s intuitive interface and simple recovery procedures let computer users with any level of experience perform data recovery on their own.

  1. Download and install Disk Drill for either Windows or macOS. You can start with the trial version which will let you know what data can be recovered by the tool for free. Don’t download and install the software on the device that experienced data loss or you risk corrupting or overwriting the data you want to restore.
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  2. Launch the program and select the device that contained the lost data from the list of available devices displayed by Disk Drill.
  3. Click the Search for lost data button to start scanning the storage device for recoverable items. You can choose to run a quick or deep scan depending on the specific data loss scenario. Scans can be paused before they are completely finished so you can resume them at a later time. This feature lets you recover your data in stages when it’s convenient.start scan with disk drill
  4. Preview the files found by the tool to determine which one you want to recover. 
    Select the files for recovery and click the Recover button.preview and recover
  5. You will be prompted to supply a safe location at which to store the recovered files. Once again, don’t use the original storage device to avoid corrupting your data.
    Click OK after designating where the files will be saved.recovery path disk drill

With Disk Drill, you can recover data in hundreds of different file formats from virtually any disk-based storage device. Its easy and clickable recovery procedure can be used by anyone. The application also provides free data protection and management tools that help you keep your computer operating efficiently. 

Conclusion

It’s always good to have more than one option when tackling technical issues. In cases of data loss, there are two equally viable methods of recovering lost data. Recovery software is more secure, as it eliminates the need to let anyone else access the storage device. It’s also a more economical solution that will cost much less than engaging a data recovery service. 

If you’ve lost data in the Buffalo area, one of the solutions described above should get the job done. We suggest giving Disk Drill a shot first since its free version lets you know what can be recovered at no financial risk. In cases where you have a broken device that is not recognized by your operating system, your best bet is a data recovery service. Good luck recovering your lost data!

Robert Agar

Robert is a freelance writer who graduated from Pace University in New York with a Computer Science degree in 1992. Former computer specialist at IBM. Over the course of a long IT career, he has worked for a number of lar...

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This article has been approved by Brett Johnson, Data Recovery Engineer at ACE Data Recovery. Brett has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Systems and Network, 12 years of experience.