Warning to anyone with an internal or external hard drive:

You never want to open your hard drive, for any reason. If you think your drive needs to be opened, make sure and send it to a Cleanroom at a professional data recovery facility where they can open the drive properly. We at Total Access Data Recovery receive dozens of open drives and the drive being opened improperly decreases the chance of recovery by 90%.

If your hard drive is not powering up:

You can attempt to do a board swap only if you have the same exact board from another hard drive and you know how to swap the PCB boards. This is something that you want to make sure you know how to do the right way before attempting. Here at Total Access, we can swap boards and all other parts for a data recovery.


Total Access Data Recovery recommends that you back up your data. If you back up your data, you have a lesser chance of losing your personal or work information when your hard drive fails. It is a struggle to lose your data, let alone your drive being unrecoverable so it is the smart thing to do to backup all data you may have to a separate disk.

New Recovery Techniques

Total Access Data Recovery is happy to announce our new recovery techniques in which we can recover data from Solid State Drives. We can recover from any form of media including but not limited to; hard drives, raid drives, SCSI drives, solid state drives, thumb drives, CD/DVDs, memory cards, SQL Servers and databases including external and internal drives.

Data Recovery

The data recovery industry is down right now on account of people being more informed on data backup and how it is better to be safe than sorry. Back up your data, it can save you a lot of stress and worry on losing those priceless memories.

We are here for you, 24 hours a day.

From the time you call Total Access Data Recovery, you will have a personal data recovery specialist to walk you through the process and explain everything you need to know about your drive and its problems. They will answer any questions you may have and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

I have traveled the world and seen many places, always photographing my travels. I put all of my pictures onto an external hard drive as I would take them. One day, I got back from a trip and my luggage was dropped, which had my external hard drive in it. It caused my drive to not power up. I was scared to lose so many priceless memories, so I got online and found Total Access, and instantly knew they were an honest company and I could trust them with my data. I sent in my external drive to them, and within 24 hours I got a call back saying that they were going to be able to retrieve my data back. I couldn’t have been happier after receiving all of my pictures back. And I took their advice on backing up; I now have two external drives for my pictures.

-Jessica Von Dieter: San Diego, California