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Three Most Requested hard drive brands for Data Recovery:

SEAGATE Hard Drives

Western Digital or WD

Hitachi Hard Disks

and moderate volume of crashed drives presented by

Fujitsu

Toshiba

Samsung

Can the Remote Data Recovery be too risky for your data?

It may sound as attractive as it can be: Recover your data remotely online, or recover lost files on your server, desktop or laptop through an Internet connection. Just hold on! When it comes down to the safety of data on the failed device - is it safe at all as it sounds – remote data recovery?

For once, we are as professional data recovery do not provide such service, as well as do not recommend using one. There are many reasons for that and here are a few of them: experimenting on the failed hard drive is the way irresponsible task for data recovery specialist, because the true data recovery specialist knows better – running diagnostic remotely without knowing the original condition of the drive – meaning endangering the whole recovery process. What if the hard drive has a mechanical damage – the attempt of remote recovery can make things much worse, or even to put it at worst. A simple question: Would you agree to the common operation as removing the appendicitis remotely online, if it were possible? Not likely, it’s your body that you care for and there is no need to put it at risk when you can do it stationary hospital - then why to do it for your hard drive containing the most valuable data?
The failed device is needed to be in the lab for full evaluation, to find the initial cause of drive’s failure and to draw the decision what needs to be done in the order to undertake the successful recovery attempt – all of the steps which are skipped in the remote data recovery.
The right diagnostic by data recovery engineer prevents the already failed device from further damaging that can eventually lead to the permanent data loss. Only at stationary lab the drive can be taken a good care – with the professional hands, eyes and the right tools and equipment and that is not replaceable.
Our professional data recovery can offer you all that and piece-of-mind. Once your drive is here, we will do all possible to satisfy you with the recovery results, because we really provide care service, not something remotely…

What damage can be done by remote (network) or locally-operating recovery software
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Why It Would Be Better Not To Try

While most disk recovery utilities provide an excellent preventative maintenance by fixing minor problems, they can render data unrecoverable in the event when the drive has physical defects on the platters inside the drive or mechanical malfunction of mechanism itself.

Technically, any data recovery software works only on fully functional hard drive. Simply speaking of, you or your technician must be 100% sure that the drive to be exposed for extensive data reading by running data recovery program is absolutely in the perfect working condition.

Otherwise, if you keep running a faulty drive in the computer, the data will be inevitably corrupted, if you are lucky it will happen gradually, if not - very quick. As a consequence, you may just run out of time to salvage of all your important files and folders, so the drive will die along with the rest of unrecovered data.

Developing Scratches on Hard Disk Platters

No scratches on failing HDD yet

1. When the drive starts failing, there are no visible scratches on the disk's surfaces.

The drive's platters remain clean and shiny...yet.

Here we go - First visible scratch

2. As soon the first visible scratch lands on the surface, that drive is doomed to die very quick...


 

3. And finally, what we have now: Absolutely unrecoverable drive. The scratches are all over the platters, the filter (shown with the red arrow) turned black because of dust. The conclusion: too late to recover anything from such wasted drive.

Ruined Hard Drive - lost data


 

Another unpleasant surprise might be there for you: during the software recovery the big pieces of data are skipped, for the reason that the hard drive will map the bad sectors, or even the whole tracks and cylinders as bad and prevent the future access to important data.

If you suspect your drive as failed or about to, you need to consider the actual risk to data down by each second the drive is powered in your computer. Tiny particles of dust inside your drive, micro-scratches, clicking (any not typical) sound, all of those factors escalate the risk of permanent data loss, when disk platters continue spinning inside. Extra head hovering over the spinning disks (during data seeking process when run your software) increases that risk exponentially. When a head hits a platter at speed as high as 7,000 RPM, it kicks out tiny particles that may knock out other particles from the platter surface in an avalanche-like process.

Do not allow that catastrophe happen to your drive. We have seen the unhappy endings when users had tried descent data recovery software like Ontrack EasyRecovery, Lost & Found, Get Data Back, R-Studio and other data recovery programs. You may see the result of it on the photographs. Their data was just tuned into black ferric oxide dust inside of the drive’s corps. Do not repeat someone mistakes, seek for the professional help as it's the only right solution for the restoring valuable data.

 

Tips to prevent unnecessary data loss
  • If your drive has a little scratch on the spinning data disk, it might be a disaster for the magnetic layer on the data platter when disk is spinning.
  • Damaging sounds are included: clicking, buzzing or scraping.
    The unusual sounds foremost are the indication of a damaged head set mechanism or a head set crash.
    Shut down the computer to avoid further damages to the drive and its data. Send your drive to us for professional recovery.

Follow these tips to help ensure your drive and data safety:

  • Turn off your computer or failed external device.

  • DO NOT POWER THE HDD ANYMORE! It must be removed from the computer.

  • Do not attempt to use any type of recovery software, especially if the drive makes any unusual noises.

  • If you already tried some data recovery software on your failed drive with no positive outcome, there is still a good chance to retrieve your data, if the damage is not so devastating. We will do our best of skills and knowledge to help and recover all of your data. In professionalism we trust! So should you!