Cloning your hard drive is essential to minimize risk of complete failure and to maximize the probability of successfully recovering your data.
Even if your hard drive is not suffering from severe mechanical or electrical failure it still goes directly to the cloning room where a bit-by-bit, sector-by-sector image is created. Once we have a clone/image of your hard drive, we can work with the data to make sure it is readable, there is no corruption and the critical files and folders you need are intact. Then your recovered data goes to the data verification lab...
Imaging a hard drive can take from 2 to 16 hours or more, depending on the size of the hard drive and the integrity of the data storage area (platters).
We also clone hard drives for clients who need multiple copies for mass distribution.