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Industry leader in data recovery technology

Since 1995, when PCs started to become standard household items, Advanced Design has been providing data-recovery services as Japan’s first specialist in the field. Our service is backed by strong technology, knowhow and a long track record in recovering data for public organizations and major companies in Japan.

All media, all formats

We recover data on all media and systems

Advanced Design works with all hardware, from desktop PCs to servers. Through our business partnership with Seagate Recovery Services, America’s leading data-recovery provider, we are always at the forefront of data-recovery technology and knowhow, enabling us to offer you the optimum recovery method for your needs.

Extensive knowledge, high level of technical expertise, ability to service a broad range of media

The Advanced Design and Seagate Recovery Services technical team has a broad knowledge and high level of technical expertise in such areas as HDD technology, controller I/F, hardware, data structure, file formats, and undocumented network/OS technology. We will leverage our rich experience to recover your data.

[Media, systems handled]

Hard disk drives (HDD), Bernoulli drives, SyQuest drives, MO, tape, floppy disks, NAS, RAID 0, 1, 0/1, 3, 5, 6, PCs, Macintosh, PC-98/9821 series, others

[Operating systems handled]

DOS, Mac OS/Mac OS X, Windows 3.x/95/98, Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server, NetWare, OS/2, UNIX, Xenix, Linux, Solaris, SUN-OS, IRIX, HP-UX, AIX, Banyan Vines, VMS, OS400, VX WORKS, embedded OS, DoubleSpace, Stacker, others

World-class technological capabilities

Recovering data from increasingly complex systems

Hard drive failures can be divided broadly into logical failures and physical failures. In the data-recovery industry, the level of a provider’s recovery technology is often viewed in terms of the ability to recover data from hardware affected by physical failure.

Dealing with physical failures does indeed demand clean rooms and other sophisticated facilities as well as a high level of technology. However, all this does is to restore the hard drive’s functionality. There is still a need to respond to logical failures in order to extract the data. For servers that have multiple layers of virtualization or built-in redundancy, the ability to deal with logical failures significantly affects the amount of data that can be recovered. Advanced Design not only addresses the challenges posed by physical failures, but also recovers data in cases of complex logical failures that are beyond the capabilities of other providers.

“Class 100” clean rooms

Optimal environment for handling physical failures

The quest for higher capacity and recording densities in storage systems in recent years demands technology at the nanometer level. When a hard disk drive is disassembled for repair, invisible airborne dust particles can contaminate and destroy the delicate mechanism. Clean facilities and a clean environment are essential for dealing with physical failures requiring disassembly and repair. Advanced Design’s clean rooms used for handling physical failures are rated “Class 100,” the highest cleanliness level. You can rest assured that the best facilities are used to recover your important data.

Technology nurtured in collaboration with leading hardware maker

Advanced Design has a technical and business partnership with Seagate Technology of the United States. Following its acquisition of Maxtor in late 2005 and of Samsung’s HDD business in 2011, Seagate has become the world’s leading hard drive supplier. Through its partnership with Seagate, Advanced Design continues to improve its technology and service with the aim of achieving the world’s highest rate of success in data recovery.

Seagate Technology

Since its founding in 1979, Seagate Technology has acquired a worldwide reputation for its technological strengths, knowhow and high-quality storage products. Seagate acquired HDD maker Maxtor at the end of 2005 and the HDD business of Samsung in 2011 and constantly strives for technological innovation as the world’s leading hard drive manufacturer. Its dedicated data-recovery unit, Seagate Recovery Services, provides the highest quality data-recovery service. Advanced Design has a business partnership with Seagate in Japan and the Asian region. Through the sharing of knowhow with Seagate, we are consistently able to offer state-of-the-art data-recovery services.