We’ve all dealt with data loss, whether it was from a hard drive failure, data corruption or accidentally deleting a file. If you’ve ever experienced a major loss of data, you’ve probably wondered about data recovery — how does it work? How effective is it? How much does it cost? We set out to find out.
Data loss can take many forms — accidental deletion, hard drive failure, software bugs, data corruption, hacking, or even a simple power failure can cause you to lose data. And, of course, there are more extreme cases, like when a hard drive is recovered from a plane crash; amazingly, some data recovery specialists can retrieve data from storage media that’s been almost completely destroyed.
If a piece of data used to be on your hard drive, solid-state drive, USB stick, RAID, or other storage media, you might be able to hire someone (or purchase some software) to perform data recovery. Data recovery is, simply, the salvaging and repair of data that has been lost.
Of course, data recovery won’t always be possible; sometimes a system can be too corrupted or damaged to get much of the data back. However, data-recovery technology has become extremely advanced; for example, Kroll Ontrack, an Australian data recovery company, was able to recover 99% of the data from a hard drive that was on the Challenger space craft when it disintegrated upon re-entry.
We understand that losing critical data can be an incredibly stressful and emotional experience, especially if the cause is a mystery. Thankfully, our professional and compassionate Canadian data recovery team is committed to ensuring that your entire data recovery process is clear, informative, and stress-free. We treat each case as if it is our own data that is on the line.
Please contact our surrey Data Recovery Professional