If you live outside of Bristol you can send us your drives, however it is very important to package them properly to prevent further damage being done.

Ideally they need to be packed in specially designed boxes like this one, with any bare drives preferably in antistatic bags. (if it’s in a USB drive enclosure that’s fine)


Packaging a Hard Drive For Data Recovery


If you can’t get hold of one of these, use plenty of foam and bubble wrap to completely surround and cushion the drive in the box you use.

It’s best to imagine you’re packaging some china ornament, the more protection the better.

If you wish to pay the diagnostic fee in advance (£42 incl VAT) we will send you one of the hard drive packaging boxes as seen above, just call 0117 953 7779 between 9am-5pm weekdays.

If your sending in a drive we’ve found Royal Mail Special delivery before 1pm next day* the best to use, or with larger Parcels such as NAS drives a reliable courier would be cheaper, TNT or similar.

Please post any packages to:

Maindisc Data Recovery 

The Firestation 

82-84 York Road



Please include a slip of paper with your name, address and phone number, and if you’d like to call or email advance we can give you a job reference number to put on the packaging.


We recently used Maindisc Data Recovery for a major data disaster that we had with our 1TB server and back up system. Having changed over to a new Raid external back up drive, after just a few days successful operation our whole back up system and server files failed. A one in a trillion chance but Maindisc and their team were there to help us. We chose them through referral and their simple to understand website. We made the right choice. They got on the case immediately and their location in Bristol didn’t cause us any difficulty (we are based in Yorkshire). We got all our discs down to them and they went through all the logical steps and within a week we had all our files back up and working. It goes without saying that we hope we never have to use their services again but they were effective, efficient, value for money and kept us up to date throughout the recovery process. I would have no hesitation in recommending their excellent service. One tip, don’t panic just ring Maindisc! – Simon Wright – Director – Communique Advertising www.communiqueadvertising.co.uk –  2013


*Please note although we haven’t had any problems with securely packaged items and Royal Mail Special Delivery, we are not responsible for the drive until we have acknowledged receipt of it and cannot be held liable for any damage or loss in transit.