Data loss is, at its best, annoying. But what’s worse is when it has a significant negative impact on your business.
It’s always a blow to lose something of sentimental value, such as family photos. But the loss of corporate data can often be catastrophic. It can even put companies out of business before they have time to recover.
The good news is that there’s a range of data recovery services available from experienced IT management firms. These services can help to recover lost data in a timely fashion, allowing employees to pick up the pieces and rebuild the company quickly. These firms use a variety of techniques to restore or recover lost data, depending on how the loss occurred.
Accidentally Deleted Data
Accidentally deleted data is often the easiest to recover. But companies should nevertheless refrain from using whatever drive or storage medium the data was saved on as soon as they realize there’s a problem. The more the drive is used, the higher the chance the deleted data is rewritten with new data – making it irrecoverable.
Deleted data can typically be recovered without hassle. When a file is deleted on a PC or server, the data on the disk doesn’t go away. It’s still there only it’s no longer accessible by conventional means. So long as the deleted data isn’t rewritten, chances are it can be brought back from the dead.
A corrupted file or drive is an altogether different problem. When corruption occurs, the drive is almost always inaccessible. Even if it can be accessed, chances are there will be severe problems such as glitches in graphics, random text appearing on documents, or missing parts.
When trying to recover corrupted data, the results are unpredictable. It all depends on how extensive the damage is and to what extent the data is “broken.” Even so, data recovery services use advanced software and other techniques to repair damaged files and access data that still exists on a corrupted drive.
Restored data may still have minor problems with random text in places and lost file names. However fixing these is a minor inconvenience compared to the problem of losing data altogether.
Even more problematic is mechanical failure. When a drive has physical damage or has completely broken down, it looks as if the data stored within it is lost beyond all hope. But in fact, data recovery service professionals might still be able to recover the data.
When a hard drive no longer works, it’s usually because one of the mechanical parts has broken down. But that means the actual disk on which the data is held is still intact. Removing the storage medium is a tricky process, but specialists in data recovery services have the tools and the know-how to do so. With the storage medium removed, it’s a simple matter to plug it into other equipment to read the disk and recover the data therein.
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