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DataTech Labs Review

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Andreas Rivera
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business.com writer
| Updated
Aug 03, 2018
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DataTech Labs is a hard drive recovery service that can restore data from an extensive list of media, operating systems and file types. While it doesn't have DIY recovery software for logical recoveries, it offers remote assistance, which might save you time and money. This hard drive recovery company can perform logical recovery on functioning drives for data loss caused by viruses, accidental deletions or reformatting, as well as physical data recovery on devices that no longer work.

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The Verdict

DataTech Labs can recover data from any device you have, but it lacks certain security features and transparent certifications.

View all our recommendations for hard drive recovery services on our best picks page.

Cost Structure

Like most recovery services, DataTech Labs charges on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the type of device and whether it's a logical or physical data loss. Average turnaround for the recovery service is three days, but certain recovery jobs can take longer. DataTech Labs is a GSA government contract holder and offers specialized pricing for government organizations.

Evaluation Process

This company offers a free evaluation of your hard drive to determine how much data it can recover and how much work it will take, allowing you to decide if you want to pay for the service. DataTech Labs will determine if your issue is logical data loss or physical data loss and then inform you of your options.

DataTech Labs offers its recovery service for all manner of storage devices, including external hard drives, mobile phones, flash drives, memory cards, tape and several RAID configurations. Depending on the situation, DataTech Labs can perform remote recoveries through software. It also offers onsite work if for any reason you can't send your device.

Recovery Environment

This service says it has a certified ISO 5 Class 100 cleanroom, which is critical to physical data recovery. An ISO 5 cleanroom must have fewer than 100,000 particles per square meter. While we confirmed that a third-party organization certifies the cleanroom, the certificate isn't posted on the company's website. Certifications are an important way services build trust with customers. You should choose a data recovery service with a third-party certification, because it's far too easy and common for companies to falsely claim they have a cleanroom and that it meets industry standards.

Security Features

A big downside to DataTech Labs is the lack of SSAE 16 security certification, which is the industry standard for data privacy and security procedures. Without a third-party security audit, you can't be certain the service follows through with its claimed security procedures.

However, since DataTech Labs is a GSA government contract holder, it's compliant with several other security and privacy regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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DataTech Labs

DataTech Labs

The Best Hard Drive Recovery Services of 2019

The Verdict

DataTech Labs can recover data from any device you have, but it lacks certain security features and transparent certifications.

Andreas Rivera
Andreas Rivera
Andreas Rivera graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Mass Communication and is now a staff writer for Business.com and Business News Daily. His background in journalism brings a critical eye to his reviews and features, helping business leaders make the best decisions for their companies.