Data Recovery Doctor uses Certified Data Recovery Professionals (CDRPs).

Certified Data Recovery Professionals must have the skills to successfully recover data from damaged or partially destroyed hard drives, sold state hard drives and removable media. In addition to physical data recovery expertise, Certified Data Recovery Professionals must know how to perform logical recovery on common file systems such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT1, EXT2, HFS+ and EFS used by Microsoft Windows, Apple Macs, Linux and Unix operating systems.

Data recovery specialists must be proficient in the following areas in order to be awarded Certified Data Recovery Professional status:

  • Logical Recovery of disabled hard drives;
  • Using file format recognition tools;
  • Logical recovery via avoiding BIOS interrupts
  • Motions that unlock the actuator of a drive;
  • Diagnosing the physical recovery of hard drives;
  • Comparing pre-recorded sound samples to live drives in order to identify the type of physical fault;
  • Hard drive logic board replacements, repairs and component swaps;
  • Single and Multi-Platter Swaps;
  • Hard drive dead Assembly replacement;
  • Hard disk P-List and G-List recovery
  • Addressing and analysing SMART values
  • Ability to deal with damaged sectors of hard drives;
  • Hard disk reverse scanning and reverse imaging;
  • Capturing SID protected folders;
  • Resolving kernel or driver issues with a Linux bootable disk;
  • Head Stack replacement in hard disks
  • Ability to analyse and Work with the Service Area (SA) of a drive
  • Reviewing and analysing data structures using a Hex Editor;
  • Analysing and diagnosing “clicking noises” in hard drives;
  • Ability to perform Mac OS X Data Recovery;
  • Ability to perform Linux Data Recovery;
  • Ability to perform RAID0 Recovery and RAID5 Recovery;
  • Ability to recover data from Vista and how to deal with shadow file copies;
  • Clearing passwords on a password protected hard drive
  • Ability to perform Solid State Drive (SSD) recovery;
  • Ability to update hard drive microcodes (firmware) and deal with firmware issues;

All the data recovery technicians employed by Data Recovery Doctor are Certified Data Recovery Professionals (CDRPs). Therefore, all business and private customers using our data recovery services can be sure that they will receive the highest quality service available in the market. Some of our data recovery specialists run data recovery courses for other data recovery companies and write in professional journals.