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Media and Operating Systems

Data Detect offers recovery services on the following Media and Operating Systems. If you have a platform that is not shown here, contact us with the details and we will endeavour to help.

Operating Systems

Intel Platforms:

  • NT Workstation and Server with NTFS or FAT16 file systems using standalone, spanned, striped or fault-tolerant (RAID) volumes.
  • Windows ME, 98 / 95 with FAT32 or FAT16 file systems.
  • MS-DOS and variants using 12 or 16 bit FAT file systems.Compressed volume managers including Stacker, DoubleSpace & DriveSpace.
  • OS/2 with FAT and HPFS file systems.
  • Windows XP (Professional and Home) with NTFS, FAT32 or FAT16 file systems using standalone basic partitions or dynamic spanned, striped or fault-tolerant (RAID) volumes.
  • Novell NetWare with FAT and NSS file systems using standalone, spanned, striped or fault-tolerant (RAID) volumes.

Unix operating systems including:

  • SCO Open Server and Xenix
  • Windows 2000 Professional and Server with NTFS, FAT32 or FAT16 file systems using standalone basic partitions or dynamic spanned, striped or fault-tolerant (RAID) volumes.
  • UnixWare from Novell and SCO
  • Solaris
  • Linux with ext2fs, xfs, file systems on standalone & RAID volumes

Non-Intel Platforms:

  • Unix and Apple MAC
  • HPUX on Hewlett-Packard workstations with hfs and Veritas VxFS file systems on standalone and LVM volumes
  • IRIX on SGI workstations with efs and xfs file systems
  • VMS & OpenVMS running on Compaq & DEC equipment using ODS file systems
  • AIX on IBM RS/6000 with jfs file systems on LVM volumes
  • OS 9 with HFS and HFS+ file systems
  • OS X with HFS, HFS+ and Unix ufs file systems
  • All Macintosh hardware using SCSI, IDE & Firewire interfaces, including software RAID drivers such as SoftRaid & FWB Raid

Unix operating systems including:

  • Solaris on Sun/SPARC equipment, with ufs and Veritas VxFS file systems

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Removable Media

Hard Drive Manufacturers, Models & Interface Types

  • Stiffy disks with 3.5" format 720Kb & 1.44Mb capacities.
  • CD-ROM, CD R/W, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM disks.
  • Memory sticks, FireWire and USB removable / portable drives from Sahara, Iomega
  • HDD, Smart Disk, Western Digital, etc. Iomega Mini-USB drives in 64Mb, 128Mb and 256Mb capacities.
  • ATA & SRAM Flash Cards such as Smart Media and Compact Flash, Sahara, and Western Digital

For more information regarding the recovery procedure, click here.

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Mobile Recovery

If you've lost important information on your mobile phone's sim card, we have the solution for you.

We are able to recover all deleted text messages of most commonly used mobile phones and recover deleted information (viz. contact numbers, sms messages etc.), quickly and successfully from the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card), which is a stamp size card that securely stores subscription information, telephone numbers, text messages and other crucial information.

A report is generated that allows viewing date and sending time of text messages, in case the information is needed for legal purposes.

Contact us for more information about this state-of-the-art data recovery service.

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Desktop

Hard Drive Manufacturers, Models & Interface Types


Data Detect services all hard drive brands, models and interfaces. What follows is a list of the most popular makes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • MCA drives from IBM, Western Digital and Seagate with IBM ST-506 & ESDI and 2.5" laptop ESDI interfaces.
  • PCMCIA Type I, II, III hard drives from IBM, Western Digital, Integral Peripherals and Procomm.
  • 1.8" ATA-5 drives from Toshiba and Hitachi
  • CF+ Type II IBM Microdrives
  • Fibre Channel drives from Seagate and IBM with FC (1Gigabit Copper) interfaces.
  • EIDE and IDE drives from all manufacturers including Western Digital, Seagate, Quantum, IBM, Maxtor, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Samsung, Conner, Micropolis, JTS, Digital, NEC, Compaq, Digital, Kalok, Fuji, Areal and JVC using 2.5" laptop & 3.5" Normal 40 pin ATA through to the UDMA6 interface.
  • SCSI drives from all manufacturers including Seagate, Quantum, IBM, Western Digital, Fujitsu, Digital, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Micropolis, Maxtor, CDC, Imprimis, Conner, Epson, Rodime, Toshiba, Samsung, Hitachi and NEC using Normal SE, UW, Differential (WD), LVD, Hot Swappable (SCA) and 2.5" laptop interfaces.
  • ESDI, RLL & ST/MFM drives from all manufacturers including Seagate, Western Digital, Conner, Fujitsu, Maxtor, Miniscribe, Quantum, Tandon, Fuji, Toshiba, IBM, Kalok, Micropolis, Priam, Microscience, Tandon, JTS, Kyocera, LaPine and Tulin.

For more information regarding the recovery procedure, click here.

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Laptop

Hard Drive Manufacturers, Models & Interface Types

  • MCA drives from IBM, Western Digital and Seagate with IBM ST-506 & ESDI and 2.5" laptop ESDI interfaces.
  • PCMCIA Type I, II, III hard drives from IBM, Western Digital, Integral Peripherals and Procomm.
  • 1.8" ATA-5 drives from Toshiba and Hitachi
  • CF+ Type II IBM Microdrives
  • Fibre Channel drives from Seagate and IBM with FC (1Gigabit Copper) interfaces.
  • EIDE and IDE drives from all manufacturers including Western Digital, Seagate, Quantum, IBM, Maxtor, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Samsung, Conner, Micropolis, JTS, Digital, NEC, Compaq, Digital, Kalok, Fuji, Areal and JVC using 2.5" laptop & 3.5" Normal 40 pin ATA through to the UDMA6 interface.
  • SCSI drives from all manufacturers including Seagate, Quantum, IBM, Western Digital, Fujitsu, Digital, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Micropolis, Maxtor, CDC, Imprimis, Conner, Epson, Rodime, Toshiba, Samsung, Hitachi and NEC using Normal SE, UW, Differential (WD), LVD, Hot Swappable (SCA) and 2.5" laptop interfaces.
  • ESDI, RLL & ST/MFM drives from all manufacturers including Seagate, Western Digital, Conner, Fujitsu, Maxtor, Miniscribe, Quantum, Tandon, Fuji, Toshiba, IBM, Kalok, Micropolis, Priam, Microscience, Tandon, JTS, Kyocera, LaPine and Tulin.

For more information regarding the recovery procedure, click here.

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Palm/Pocket PC & IPOD

To see information regarding the recovery procedure for Palm/Pocket PC's & IPOD's, click here.

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