Data loss due to computer crashes or virus attacks are common problems, occurring at random points in life, but still we take it as an unpleasant surprise and all because we are ignorant to the fact that data loss happens. You now need Data Recovery.
Data recovery is a complicated process of salvaging data from a malfunctioning secondary storage device due to the occurrence of any physical or logical damage in the storage media. The process involves a scientific approach to recover all the data and information that was lost from such a computer crash, virus attack or hard disk malfunction.
Today, it has become an important part of every operating system that depends upon the storage media and has become a basic requirement for huge business enterprises, entity and every such individual who is connected with the IT world. Although, data recovery severities vary depending on your type of storage device but the key goal is to recover every single byte of information and shield you and your business from every possible loss. Thus, data recovery has given a whole new perception to the theme of data transfer via: USB pen drives, USB memory sticks, USB thumb drives, multimedia cards, USB flash drives, iPhones, cell phones, etc.
Types of Data Recovery:
Generally, depending upon the physical or logical damage in our flash device we can categorize data recovery services into two types.
Tier 1 data recovery deals with those storage devices which are not physically damaged but are logically damaged. Though the drive still works physically but fails to produce requested data stored within. Hence, recovery even after an accidental format is still possible and is found to be easier to deal with compared to tier 2.
All storage devices that have to be recovered due to physical damage are considered to fall in Tier 2. These types of recovery are more complicated and needs a specialized consultants and professionals and the process is usually performed in a special type lab where humidity, pressure are maintained as per the need and are strictly dust free or static free.However, on average approximately 65% of data recovery falls into the Tier 1 type. Thus, it’s better to know your data recovery cost by diagnosing your device so that you don’t end up paying too much.
Avoiding Data Recovery:
Avoiding data recovery is not an easy task and emerges to be a hectic job when you have to do all your backups manually. Especially, when you are dealing with huge business assignments, completing the task seems more important than backups. Thus, we suggest an automated backup which is easier and less time consuming. An automated backup stores all the content of your hard drive automatically at set intervals which minimizes the risk of data loss.
In addition, we also suggest you have one other separate backup in a remotely hosted location. This is a wise precaution against data loss because it protects your data from fire and any other catastrophic episode. Even when your computer is completely worn-out you can still get your data back from a remote hosting provider and can easily download them to another computer.
Some Easy Tips to Avoid Data Loss:
- Use anti virus software’s and update it regularly.
- Practicing disk maintenance like: cleaning up temporary files, unused files and defragment the hard disk from time to time.
- Using “UPS” to protect your machine and data from power surges and power loss.
- Store your backups at an off-site location.
- Remove unnecessary programs from your computer.
As mentioned, data recovery is a sophisticated job and it needs experts to perform a proper recovery. Hence, we suggest you avoid any action without proper knowledge of all issues mentioned in this article.
The recovery process can be carried out with the help of software that reads through & around the actual damage caused on the storage device and allows for the proper procedures to repair the damaged disk and drives. Data recovery procedures are carried out in a special laboratory where humidity, air pressure are maintained. These sterile and controlled labs are dust free so that no miscellaneous dust particles, etc. can adhere to the device internals. Therefore, performing any amateur data recovery attempts could harm your device more and lead to more serious data loss.