Data Recovery – What Can You Do When Your Data Goes Away


Data storage is certainly an interesting topic nowadays – you have to note that we simply store a lot of data on our computers. However, in case of data loss, you must have some sort of Data Recovery plan in place. And this is where  IT Solutions of WNY or ITSWNY for short, steps in to help you.  However, you have to understand how data recovery works before we move on. Now, in most cases, you must have some sort of drive ready with your files backed-up. However this is not something everybody can do and manage on a daily basis. Even if you do monthly back-ups you might end up having to do some data recovery for those incredibly important files you stored on your hdd just a few days ago.



Data recovery experts are usually trained to recover data from a number of medias – from hard disk drives, to USB drives or memory cards (SD, MMC, CF etc). Apart from this, they have different techniques to approach a damaged hard drive (which is usually the main issue) that involve certain types of hardware in order to be completes (so it is not always as easy as installing an application that will just recover your corrupted data).


In terms of HDD recovery, what you should know is that when data is unavailable through normal means (your hdd does not start-up or something similar), there are a number of methods that can be applied in order to recover that particular data. One situation is when you turn it from a typical SATA drive, to an USB drive in the hopes that this will make it readable by an operating system giving you the opportunity to access important data and recover it.


These are however softer methods for data recover. A more brutal approach to it becomes necessary when the hdd refuses to cooperate on an electrical level (for example when the circuitry used to transfer electrical power to the discs fails) and in this case the best approach is to actually open up the hard drive, and attempt a disc-transplant. This means that a similar HDD is taken, and the discs inside are replaced between the two hard drives, giving the user the opportunity to use the healthy circuitry in the second drive in order to power up the discs from the first (damaged) HDD. The result is that you will have enough time to recover your data.

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