The hard drive or HDD is probably not the most vital part of a computer. But, once it gets corrupted, inaccessible or damaged, it will turn into the most valuable assent in a PC. All precious videos, photos, favourite MP3’s and important written works and documents can be lost in an instant. Keeping a backup is the utmost solution for data recovery. Important files must be saved in other types of media such as external drives, optical media or through an online file storage facility.
In today’s technology where everything is electronic and digital and uses a hard disk, anyone may experience data loss in one way or the other. So, it is important to know what to do in case this happens to you.
If you have a faulty hard drive, stop writing on it. It might further damage the hard disk and the problem may get worse. The best initial thing to do is identify if the damage is physical or logical.
If the hard disk is physically damaged, it will usually click or make unusual sound will not show up in Windows disk management. In this case, no software on earth can recover from it. It is advisable to hire professional data recovery company to retrieve the files you have lost.
Note that there are a limited number of companies who can help you. Go for companies who have the resources and the expertise to perform data recovery. One key requirement is that they must have an ISO-certified clean room in which they are able to repair the faulty hard disk by swapping the head assembly using a donor hard disk. Some IT companies pretend to be data recovery companies. These companies will not be able to recover your data successfully and may actually damage your hard disk in such a way that a qualified data recovery specialist will not be able to help you. Therefore it is wise to take all the necessary precautions and ask all the right questions when contacting a data recovery company. You may have to travel or post your hard disk to your chosen data recovery company. It is highly unlikely to find a data recovery company in the high street or anywhere close to you.