Mac OS 10.10.3 Yosemite Update Kernel Panics

When this happens, at least in our experience, the Mac update will fail and the system will reboot. From here you may be able to get to the login screen but an attempt…

April 9, 2015

Hard disk failures

Ways in which mechanical hard disks fail, typicall it is in one of the 4 following ways.

April 23, 2014

Introduction to Flash

A brief introduction to Flash memory and specifically the types of flash memory used by USB memory sticks, and memory cards that TRC can recover your lost data from. 

April 21, 2014

Flash Memory and Data Recovery

Data recovery from flash based devices.

April 16, 2014

Dropped hard disk

Dropped hard disks drives usually means a mechanically failed hard disk, read more for further information.

April 14, 2014

Data Recovery Costs

How much does data recovery cost? Outside of working in data recovery who really knows what data recovery costs?

April 10, 2014

Clicking Hard Disk

A very brief introduction to the behaviour of and the chances of recovery of mechanical hard disks that have failed read/write heads.

April 2, 2014


In reference to hard disk drive technology SMART stands for Self-Monitoring And Reporting Technology.  SMART is a system built into modern hard drives and SSDs that is designed to constantly monitor a number…

January 8, 2014

Chk-Back 2 Release

TRC Data Recovery are pleased to announce the release of Chk-Back 2, the second version of our application designed to allow users to regain access to data lost by the Microsoft ChkDisk utility.

October 17, 2012

Mac Flashing Question Mark

The Mac startup screen gives very little away about what is actually happening at boot time. There is the familiar 'chime' that indicates that POST has completed successfully, but little else that makes…

September 19, 2012

Water And Flood Damaged Hard Drives

Most of the hard drive failures that we see here at TRC Data Recovery Ltd are devices that have failed through some form of knock or impact. Just like any other device in…

July 20, 2012

Revealer Show And Hide Hidden Files On OS X

Like many modern operating system Mac OS X systems can have files that are hidden from view under normal circumstances.  These files are normally used by the system itself and there is no…

June 10, 2012

HELP! My USB Stick Has Stopped Working.

USB memory sticks, also know as Flash drives, Pen drives and USB flash drives have in recent years become the most common form of low capacity-low cost portable storage.

May 9, 2012

Chk-Back Release

TRC are pleased to announce the web release of a free data recovery utility ChkBack. Developed specifically to help Microsoft Windows users regain access to lost data caused by the Microsoft ChkDisk utility.

March 28, 2012

RAID Systems Design And History

RAID, whilst relatively simple (in most applications at least), is one of the more important storage related developments of the recent past.

TRC Data Recovery are experts in RAID Recovery.

January 16, 2012

Chkdsk - What It Can Do To Your Data

CHKDSK is a utility within Microsoft Windows operating systems (Win2k onwards) designed to check for file system and hard disk errors with the ultimate aim of preserving the life of a hard disk…

January 13, 2012

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