Do you belong to the majority of pc users who refuse to back up their files because they think that data loss will never happen to them? Do you believe that your Raid (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is invincible and will never break down? If you are, you better start setting up your backup now. Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry. And if it’s already too late and your files have already been lost, here are a few things you can do to try and get them back.
Look for Data Recovery Software
The first thing that comes to mind of the average pc user when he encounters a problem with his machine is to try to fix the problem on his own whether through troubleshooting or asking in relevant forums. When it comes to raid data loss, the internet is once again your friend. There are numerous free and paid software applications in the World Wide Web that can help you with your problem. Just remember to do a little research about a product before downloading and installing it on your computer. Make sure it is free from spyware, adware, and viruses. Just keep in mind that free software can only get you so far. Recovery is usually limited to accidentally deleted files. There are, however, some paid software that can perform recovery even if your operating system is corrupted.
Look for a Data Recovery Professional
Downloadable applications and programs can only restore files if the cause of the problem is software corruption. Unfortunately, there are times when data becomes inaccessible due to hardware damage. If your raid looks like it is not getting turned on when you power up your pc, chances are high that it needs to be looked at by a technician. It is vital that you do not tamper with your raid or else you will just make matters a lot worse.
A raid is very sensitive. It should be opened only when inside a “clean room”. A clean room is a closed space with a controlled environment that prevents dust and other impurities from entering. The said room is necessary when opening up a raid because just one particle of dust can cause severe damage to an exposed raid.
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