Common Consumer Data Recovery Myths and Legends

facts vs myths


The services of the owner of a professional and easy to use website must be excellent


You should never be blinded by a website’s flashy homepage. At the end of the day, only the services it can provide are what matters. You should first make sure that the company deals with the kind of hard drive you have as well as the operating system you are using. They should also have a valid SAS 70 Type II Certification to validate that they are a reputable and trustworthy file retrieval company. If you suspect that your hard disk has some mechanical damage, you should look for a company that has a clean room as well as readily available spare parts. You should also take note of how fast the company can work.


Turning to the drive manufacturer is better


This is rarely the case. Manufacturers are often focused only on the production and repair of hard disks. They rarely bother with file restoration since they usually advise in their manuals that important files should be backed up. Most manufacturers will just insist on replacing your hard disk instead of getting your data back because such is simply out of their capabilities. It is also very rare for manufacturers to include data loss in their warranty coverage.


You Should Never Try This!

My drive is working perfectly so backing up is just a waste of time and storage space


Prevention is better than cure. Having important files back up is better than having to scramble for ways to get them back if they are lost. Think of your backup as your insurance for your files. It will keep them protected since a copy is always readily available in case the originals become inaccessible. To prove that data loss is real, recent studies show that around 25% of computer users suffer from some kind of data loss each year. Furthermore, data loss is not limited only to hardware malfunction or software corruption. Simply deleting a file by mistake can cause this. There are also natural disasters like floods than can damage your hard drives.

It is vital to the protection of your important files that you are able to distinguish data recovery myths from the facts. This way, you can avoid aggravating the damage to your hard drive.


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