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Hard drive recovery and data recovery

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b2ap3_thumbnail_iStock_000006762742XSmall.jpgOne of the most common problems in modern computers is partial or complete hard drive failure. There are many factors that may cause hard drive failure, for example, hard drive is clicking, operating system doesn’t boot or user cannot see one of the logical partitions. Any of such factors is the cause of contacting specialists knowing how to recover hard drive.

It is important to understand that physical repair of hard drive and hard drive recovery are two completely different things. Repair is being done to bring broken device to normal working condition but at the same time full data base could be lost, and hard drive recovery includes recovery of information stored on the device and at the same time hard drive’s operability after such works is not guaranteed.

If you do not start taking care of the issue, you can lose your data for good: business documents and personal correspondence. All the more you should not try the recovery process yourself, it might lead only to worsening of problem. Contacting specialists guarantees professional knowledge, availability of all equipment and software for recovery works of any degree.

Chances of success considerably increase if the owner did not try to experiment and recover information independently and didn’t overwrite the existing data as well as did not involve any unqualified outside “specialists” for this purpose. When hard drive owner tries to recover information independently or requests an unskilled individual to do it, like a neighbour or a friend, then it means that after such actions most probably it won’t be possible to recover anything.

Why do you have to contact professionals? For a number of reasons. Firstly, serious organizations perform recovery of any kind of hard drive form factors: 3.5 inch, 2.5 inch and 1.8 inch. Secondly, it could be a hard drive extracted from a personal computer, laptop or external hard drive. Thirdly, the interface also doesn’t matter, a professional would equally work with IDE, SATA, SCSI and SAS. Fourthly, device manufacturer also doesn’t matter, it could be Maxtor, Fujitsu, Quantum, WD, Seagate, IBM, Toshiba, Hitachi, Samsung or HP. Fifthly, a professional can work with any operating (Linux, Windows, Unix, Mac OS, Novell Netware, FreeBSD) and file systems (NTFS, FAT, HFS, UFS, Ext2FS/3FS, ReiserFS XFS). And, finally, no matter how old is your hard drive, it could be freshly bought or having served for a short or long period of time.

Your hard drive can be recovered in case of logical as well as mechanical and electrical failures. A specialist will eliminate all the consequences of virus attacks, software failure or accidental deletion. Even in case of serious failures in internal elements or presence of bad sectors user hard drives still can be repaired and all useful information can be recovered.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:55
Data Recovery Expert

Viktor S., Ph.D. (Electrical/Computer Engineering), was hired by DataRecoup, the international data recovery corporation, in 2012. Promoted to Engineering Senior Manager in 2010 and then to his current position, as C.I.O. of DataRecoup, in 2014. Responsible for the management of critical, high-priority RAID data recovery cases and the application of his expert, comprehensive knowledge in database data retrieval. He is also responsible for planning and implementing SEO/SEM and other internet-based marketing strategies. Currently, Viktor S., Ph.D., is focusing on the further development and expansion of DataRecoup’s major internet marketing campaign for their already successful proprietary software application “Data Recovery for Windows” (an application which he developed).

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