2010 is a data recovery year and we made a research about the new data recovery busienss and found 60% new who bought data recovery tools are not exisiting data recovery companies but some IT companies, Computer forensic services providers, Computer labs even some Universities, training institutes and personals.

The following are some suggestions to start data recovery business wisely.

To enter a new field, the first thing is to learn about this field. When you are considering to start a data recovery business, you need to know Why Should I join in it, How to join it and How to develop it.

Why should I start data recovery business?

In this times of information, More and more people are keeping their data not only by some papers, but most often by computers, flash memories and other forms of storage medias. At the same time, the manufacturers are producing the related products at a amazing speed, such products are often upgraded frequently and these manufacturers are making a nice profit and creating a great potential market for data recovery business.
Quality of the products, longevity of the products, human operation errors and damage, accident damage and natual disaster damages, etc, all of them are mothers of data recovery business.

Currently, most data recovery services are not affordable and reasonable to many end users, especially if your patient medias have some physical damages like heads, motor, platter damage, or if your patient medias have firmware problems, etc, such cases usually cost several hundred or thousand dollars and even more. As the competition in data recovery business is growing and the price recently in some countries are improving and goes down a little! And in most of Eastern European countries, Asian countries, African Countries and South American countries, data recovery business are still at the baby stage with great prospect.

Besides above, the financial crisis has a severe damage to many traditional industries and a large amount of people get unemployeed. What to do to make a living? Find another job or start a new business? Be fired again or be your own boss?

How to Start data recovery Business?

If you want to be your own boss and start a data recovery business, we have the following situations:

If you have a tight budget, you can make use of some free data recovery software and purchase some good data recovery software, you can find some qualified ones with Ontrack data recovery and Stellar information, these two are the world famous ones with their data recovery software. And hereafter, you are able to provide some logical data recovery services, and you can gain some profit from it. Actually if you are able to make best use of some free data recovery software, you are definitely saving your cost! Your customers are those who know little about computers or those who don’t want to do recoveries by themselves. If you charge reasonably and wisely and you get them.

If you have a tight budget, you can start with some special data recovery services, for example, you can start with Seagate data recovery services or Western Digital data recovery services or Hitachi data recovery services or Maxtor data recovery services or Samsung data recovery Services or Toshiba data recovery services, why not? You provide either or two or three of them according to your detailed financial information and expertise and experience. Some manufacturers in the data recovery field provides seperate tools for different level of recovery. If you start with Seagate data recovery, you can firstly find some free Seagate data recovery tools, Seagate officialy provides some tips for restoring your drives and get the data back and you can buy HD Doctor for Seagate(Around USD500) and you can also buy some good seagate data recovery softweare(Data recovery software is uaually cheap or lower price than data recovery hardware or data recovery equipment), in this way, your total cost to start the data recovery business is not less than 1000USD! And you can provide Seagate data recovery services such as logical data recovery, firmware repair, bad sectors repair. If you want to provide more Seagate data recovery services, you can also buy some head replacement tool, such as HD HPE PRO/SP, the price is good as well! Therefore, you can provide comprehensive seagate data recovery services with a starting fund of not over USD1500! Is this amazing! If you want to provide other special hard drive data recovery, it’s the same idea.

If your fund is free and you aim much higher, you can definitely plan to offer comprehensive data recovery services to all kind of hard disks, flash memories and other kind of medias. The most important thing is to find the best data recovery tools for your starting data recovery business. According to our research, SalvationDATA Data Compass Supports all kind of ATA/SATA 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives, this is a tool integrating solutions to logical failure, physical failure and RAID failure. SalvationDATA flash doctor supports all kind of manufacturers and controllers with a high successful rate of recovery and ACE PC3000 UDMA is a professional firmware repair tool supporting 3.5″, 2.5″, 1.8″ SATA or PATA HDD or 1.0″ HDD with the Compact Flash interface.

Whether how you want to start data recovery business, one point is very important: the confidentiality of your customers data! You must learn to respect all your customers and their data and do what’s supposed to do! Be honest to customers about the real failure! In this way, you can truly master the soul of data recovery business and win more and more customers!

Another key point needs to be mentioned as well: Well began is half done!

How to develop your data recovery business?

After you start your data recovery business, you must also gather some important resources like data recovery tricks, donor drives(Can be second-hand drives) with donor firmware, PCB, heads, etc. If you data recovery services involves opening disks, you can buy a clean bench(around USD1200), if your fund is enough, you can even set up a clean room. The more resources you have, the higher rate of data recovery it will be for you! You can also consider sending out some engineers or yourself go to attend some data recovery training to be more professional. As far as we know, if you buy SalvationDATA tools, you can attend their comprehensive data recovery training for free! This is good chance and worth your try!

After your business is growing bigger, you can try to set up new offices or find some partners in other cities and even in other countries with potential bigger data recovery market, Ontrack, Stellar, SalvationDATA, ACE, IBAS, etc, most of these famous companies are doing so. You can also later provide data recovery training to your customers and you can even set up a training institute for a comprehensive IT training! Anyway, God knows how data recovery will go exactly in future and all of us in this field need to be well prepared!

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