Choosing the Right Data Recovery Method

One can find themselves in need of data recovery for a wide range of reasons. Basically, something happens to an important computer hard drive, SD card, USB storage device, or something similar. It is possible to recover most data that is “lost” with the help of an experienced professional who is skilled at such tasks. There are a variety of ways to recover seemingly lost data, but methods used are dependent on what aspect of the data storage device is failed, corrupted or destroyed.

Operating System-Based Data Loss and Data-Related Loss

Most commonly, data is lost when an operating system crashes or something occurs that renders it impossible for the disk with data on it to be accessed by the operating system. Not only is this the most common way people lose their data, thankfully, it is one of the easier fixes.

On the flip side, physical damage to the actual storage disk itself can make the data recovery process a bit more difficult, but not necessarily impossible. This type of data loss is more rare, but it does happen and is a risk that those with sensitive and highly important data that needs to be stored in perpetuity need to be familiar with.

Simple Data Recovery Solutions

Those most simple fix is when data is lost due to an inability of the storage disk to connect with the operating system, or due to the crashing of the operating system. This really just entails connecting the disk in question to a means by which the data can simply be copied, such as with LiveCD.

Advanced Data Recovery Solutions

The techniques required to retrieve data lost due to an actual physical malfunction or damage are a bit more complex. The data in this case is not easily accessible as the disk itself has been compromised. Means of retrieving data in this situation include removing relevant parts of the disk’s firmware for copying of vital information, the use of special software that can access corrupted data files, and so on. This is the type of damage one least wants to have and sometimes the only option is to salvage what data can be saved and move on.

There is nothing worse than that moment where one can’t get the operating system to recognize an internal or external storage device that contains a whole host of highly important (and sometimes highly sensitive) material. It is a bit of a misnomer to say that this data is lost, as, more accurately, it has really just become more difficult to retrieve. Depending on the type and extent of the damage to one’s storage device, there are a number of different options available for successfully retrieving the data, even from a physically damaged storage device.

For more advice on our data recovery services, call CyberCall Computer Repair Bristol on 01173 704946 for more information on the best methods for you and the services we can offer in this area.

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