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- Splish Splash Water Park (Riverhead, NY)

I just want to tell you how pleased we were with the service we received from Ed today. He solved the problem with getting the internet on our laptop, and was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
- Mindy F. (Long Beach, NY)

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Long Island UNIX / Linux Data Recovery Services

Providing Emergency Unix / Linux Data Extraction throughout Long Island

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*No Data, No Charge !!!


About our Linux / Unix Data Recovery Service and Process

Networks by Design, Inc. Long Island Data Recovery Services, offers you a fast, cost-effective data solution, to get your data off Linux or Unix data off of your broken hard drives. Although these Operating Systems are far less common and break far less. You should know we know both of them and will be able to service you. We have experienced technicians that are familiar with each of these types of OS. Please be confident when explaining the entire situation to us because we will understand what you are saying. We have experience in getting data off of hard drives that have been through the worst case scenarios: Fire, Flood, Accidental Drops, and Hardware Malfunctions.

We have many methods of getting your important information back off of your hard drive (s), whether your computer is running or not. We do all of our Non-White room, Data Recovery Services, In House, right here on Long Island, New York. We also can recover data from Broken / Formatted Memory Card, Chips, USB Thumb Drives and other Devices that save data.

Steps to Recovering Your Data

- Stop Using Drive Immediately.
- Keep Your Computer Powered Off.
- Do Not Open Drive Casing.
- Do Not Reformat or Defrag the drive.
- Do Not Shake Your Hard Drive.
- Do Not Tap On Your Hard Drive.
- Keep drive in a cool dry place.
- Data Recovery FAQ's
- Contact Networks by Design, Inc.
- Follow these steps and we have a
good shot of getting your data back.

Long Island Linux & Unix Data Recovery


We have experience, in working with Linux Systems

No Data, No Charge. Although many people don't know what Linux is, or how to use it, we have technicians that have seen it all and can get your data back. Many External Hard Drives and RAID setups are built in Linux and require knowledge to get the data back. Time and time again, we meet people that take their broken hard drives, into their own hands. If you're having trouble reading your files, DO NOT GO ONLINE and download a miracle software, that will cure everything. These pieces of software, often screw up any chance of retrieval. We tell people that if it's that important to you, trust us and our experience.

Don't trust your broken UNIX System to just anyone

Most commonly, Unix is used for servers and web servers. When these crash, entire businesses come to a halt. Although many people don't know what UNIX truly is or how to use it.  We have technicians that have seen it all and can get your data back. UNIX is an extremely secure file structure, but when it gets corrupt, or there is hardware errors; this operating system becomes extremely unstable, and / or completely un-usable.  We might be able to get back your data back and functional. We also have experience with the Sun Solaris or the SunOS.

Usually with data recovery, your drive is malfunctioning, and it is a ticking time bomb. If you continue to use it and do not know what your doing, you can waste away, the last hours of it's life.  Now there are, very limited options, including our Whiteroom.  This is why we tell our customers, not to try to recover data on their own.

Working with Home or Business Clients

Whether these Linux or UNIX based systems; are for personal computers, laptops, servers or external backup units, these machines can and do fail. Everyday, we recover databases, photos, business documents, tax forms, financial documents, SQL files, configuration settings and more. Networks by Design, takes pride in helping you through this traumatic experience. We have expensive machines and expertise to get your data back uncorrupted.

Top Reasons For Linux / UNIX Data Recovery
  • Power Failure
  • Failed Hard Drive
  • Hardware Failure
  • Upgrades
  • Firmware
  • Glitches
  • Clumsy Cleaning People
  • Liquids
  • Corruption
  • Ticking Noise from Inside Computer
  • Head Crashes
  • Power Surges / Brownouts
  • Reasons Unknown
  • Malfunctions
  • Failed Backup Drive
  • Suddenly Your Computer Is Thrown Across Room

Need Long Island Linux / UNIX Data Recovery or Data Extraction?

Our Long Island Linux / UNIX Hard Drive Data Recovery Specialists, will do their best to get your data back. If we cannot retrieve your data back in house, there is no charge.  With this type of recovery please call us and we will explain all of the options, based on what happening. We might just tell you that we need the hard drives, or we will ask you to bring the system in to our office.

Our company has several levels of the recovery processes. Networks by Design would be happy to help you get your data back. Our Extraction process is affordable and done right on premises, on Long Island, New York*. We are centrally located in Nassau County Long Island and about 30 minutes away from Manhattan. Give us a call and we will discuss the options to getting your data back. *whiteroom services are done in our other class 100 whiteroom off-premises.

Every day, We Recover Data in the form of:
  • SQL Files
  • Configuration
  • Business documents
  • PDF Documents
  • Microsoft File Formats
  • Passwords
  • Tax forms
  • Financial documents
  • Databases
  • Forms
  • Images
  • Family photos
  • Personal documents
  • Installation Setup Files
  • Text
  • MP3, MP4
  • Original Records
  • Private Client Information
  • Confidential Documents
  • Blue Prints
  • Project Files
  • Excel, Access DB's
  • Outlook E-mail's
  • Outlook Address book
  • Outlook Mail Archives
  • Registry and Configurations
  • MP3 Music Collections
  • Personal Video Collections

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Long Island New York Data Recovery Services

Technology's not perfect

As the world of technology improves daily, we rely on our Hard Drives not to fail.  But when catastrophes happens, we might be able to get your hard drive data back. We know your Long Island data  is always precious and we know how important it is to you. Please allow our Linux and Unix Data Recovery Services to work for you. Networks By Design's Data Recovery Service, has and will continue to lead the way for a Cost Effective Data Extraction solution for your Hard Drive, and Other Media types, that needs to be Recovered.

We can backup your recovered data onto another Drive, DVD’s, CD's, Flash Drives or FTP (Internet Transfer - You must have an Internet Connection and a computer that functioning on the Internet). There are many reasons to consider recovering your data Linux / Unix Data — if you have deleted a file you needed, hardware or software crash, need your Log and Configuration files, corrupted data and so on.

Using our Data Recovery Services, on your hard drive and data recovery process, will not void your original disk drive warranty. Unless we need to open up your hard drive. In that case people are more concerned over getting their files back then a warranty. Arrangements can be made to make sure your warranty is not voided. We will only open it if you want to go to our whiteroom.

If You would like to speak with a Networks by Design, Inc. Technician;
Call us at (516)889-0777

Supported Hard Drives Supported Hard Drive Sizes
  • Ultra/ATA 100 133
  • SAS
  • SCSI
  • SATA
  • ST-506
  • ST-412
  • SASI
  • ESDI
  • Fibre Channel (FC)
  • External USB
  • Firewire
  • eSATA
  • SATA II / 2.0
  • SATA
  • MFM
  • 5.25 inch
  • 3.5 inch
  • 2.5 inch
  • 1.8 inch
  • 1 inch
  • 0.85 inch
Supported Hard Drive Manufacturers
  • Seagate
  • Western Digital
  • Samsung
  • Excelstor
  • Toshiba
  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi
  • Apple
  • Areal Technology
  • Cogito Systems
  • Epson
  • IBM
  • Iomega
  • JVC
  • Kyocera
  • Maxtor
  • Mitsubishi
  • NEC
  • Texas Instruments
Working with the following Linux Distributions
  • 64 Studio
  • Alinex
  • aLinux
  • ALT Linux
  • Annvix
  • Arch Linux
  • Ark Linux
  • Asianux
  • BackTrack
  • Bharat Operating System Solutions
  • BLAG Linux and GNU
  • Caixa Mágica
  • CentOS
  • CrunchBang Linux
  • CRUX
  • Damn Small Linux
  • Debian
  • DeLi Linux
  • DeMuDi
  • dyne:bolic
  • EasyPeasy
  • Edubuntu
  • ELinOS
  • Elive
  • EnGarde Secure Linux
  • Fedora
  • Finnix
  • Foresight Linux
  • Freespire
  • Frugalware
  • Gentoo Linux
  • gNewSense
  • Gnoppix
  • gnuLinEx
  • GoboLinux
  • Gobuntu
  • Google Chrome OS
  • gOS
  • Impi Linux
  • Kanotix
  • Knoppix
  • KnoppMyth
  • Kubuntu
  • Kuki Linux
  • Kurumin
  • Linspire
  • Linux Mint
  • Linux4One
  • Lunar Linux
  • Mandriva Linux
  • MontaVista Linux
  • Musix GNU/Linux
  • Network Security Toolkit
  • NimbleX
  • Nitix
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • openSUSE
  • OpenWrt
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Pardus
  • Parsix
  • PCLinuxOS
  • Pentoo
  • Puppy Linux
  • Puredyne
  • Red Flag Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Rocks Cluster Distribution
  • Rxart
  • Sabayon Linux
  • Scientific Linux
  • SHR
  • sidux
  • Slackware
  • Slax
  • SliTaz GNU/Linux
  • Source Mage GNU/Linux
  • SUSE Linux
  • Symphony OS
  • SYS
  • Trustix
  • Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Studio
  • Ututo
  • VectorLinux
  • Wolvix
  • Xandros
  • XBMC Live
  • Xubuntu
  • Yellow Dog Linux
  • Yoper
  • Zenwalk
Working with the following UNIX Distributions
  • Unix
  • Bourne shell
  • BSD
  • SCO
  • IRIX
  • Ultrix
  • HP-UX
  • Sun (SunOS, Sun Solaris)
  • AIX
  • BSD/386
  • NetBSD
  • FreeBSD
  • Red Hat
  • Caldera
  • KDE

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Data Recovery Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have a clean room?
Yes, We have a class-100 clean room at an offsite facility where we work on drive internals.  Sometimes it's necessary to work on the internals of a drive chassis in order to recover data.  This type of work should only be done in a dust free environment.  Sometimes when drives need to go to the clean room, a surcharge may be necessary.  This surcharge is due to the extra time, labor, and replacement parts.

If you guys fail, will I be able to go to another service for an attempt?
Yes. We do not hold you hostage or hold your hard drives. We are the most trusted data recovery company on Long Island for a reason.

How long will it take to get my data back?
The average service time on a standard data recovery service can take up to 5 business days. If the drive needs to go to our clean room or parts are need to be ordered, the recovery time can take up to 15 business days. Please note, that these time frames are estimations, we do not guarantee service will be complete in 15 business days.  Due to problems that your hard drive may have, it may take longer. However when you drop your drive off, we do not keep you in the dark. We inform you about every step of the way, when we know.

What type of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, certified check, wire transfer, money order, Amex, Visa, Mastercard, Discover. Please call with any other types of payment.

What do I need to bring into your facility
For data recovery please call and explain the situation. We need the device in question. Sometimes we need the entire server or computer. Please call us, that way we can get a full description of the problem, and tailor the job to you.  Every job is different.

Do you do software recovery's only?
No.  We have expensive machines that do what software alone cannot.

Should I try and tap on my hard drive to get it spinning again?
No.  If a failing hard drive get tapped, this can cause more damage.

Should I Try The Infamous Freezer Trick?
No. Due to condensation buildup, this will ruin your hard drive. People that say it worked; didn't have a truly failed hard drive, and/or got 'Lucky'. Do not waste your time. If this worked we would of invested in an industrial size freezer. Please call us (516)889-0777.

How will I get my information back?
Due to the size of your media, we can only give you options, and let you choose. We can recover information on CD's, DVD's, Hard Drives, Flash Drives or SD Cards. We do not recommend you buy anything until we inform you that the data can come off.

I live on or near Long Island, New York, can I drop off my hard drive?
Yes, you can drop the hard drive off at our 24/7 Drop Off Center, located at 10 West Broadway, Long Beach, New York marked Suite 11E, after completing our Online Data Recovery Form.

I lost my restore CDs/DVDs that came with my computer, can you back up my Applications (Programs)?
Unfortunately we can't.  When a Computer Application (program) is installed onto a Windows based computer, windows saves the programs data (during the installation process) in more than 50 locations on the hard drive.  It would be easlier for us, just to re-install the Computer Application (program), than to backup it up.  If you need help getting replacement restore CDs/DVDs or a Computer Application (program) Disc/Disk, please contact us (516)889-077 and we will assist you, in getting replacement Restore Discs.



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