Hard Drive Recovery Techniques
By Dianne Mariz
We Recover Data specializes in hard drive recovery, and we are proud to service the Seattle area. Our recovery experts can retrieve data from physical and logical damage whether that damage is due to mechanical or electrical failure. So, if your computer won’t boot or your applications won’t load, you may find that you need our services.
How Was the Data Lost?
The very first step in the hard drive recovery process is ascertaining how the data was lost. The technician will likely ask you a series of questions to decide whether there was a physical drive failure or a logical drive failure. Once the technician understands how the data was lost, he or she can move on to the recovery methods.
One important thing to understand, if the data that you lost was overwritten, then it is not retrievable because there is no commercially available program that can recover it.
Now It is Time for a Diagnostic Analysis
Just like a doctor, the technician will attempt to diagnose the underlying issue with your hard drive. After removing the hard drive from the computer, it will be visually inspected. If it appears to be intact and in working order, it will be connected to a data recovery tool. Then the various components will be tested. It is possible that the cover of the hard drive will be opened so that the drive can be inspected for physical damages.
It may be possible for the hard drive recovery expert to revive the hard drive. It may require donor parts to get the drive up and running again. Unfortunately, many of the hard drives that come in needing recovery services have damaged heads, and if that is the case, the price of replacing them is usually fairly high. However, if only some of the heads are damaged, the rest of the data can still be recovered. For example, if your hard drive has ten heads and three are damaged, the data from the other seven heads can be recovered.
There are a lot of steps to full hard drive recovery in Seattle, WeRecoverData.com is here when you need us. We are ready to help you with any computer issues including viruses, hard drive crashes, accidental deletion of data, and so much more. We offer 24-hour emergency service, so if you need hard drive recovery in Seattle, request an estimate today.