My data’s backed up, is yours?

Recently a friend of mine encountered a problem with his computer. After a bit of fiddling with it we narrowed it down to the hard drive. The darn thing just crashed. Working perfectly then it was not. All was not lost, after trying some software we managed to recover most of the data. Just another reason to backup on a regular basis. Yes, it’s tedious, boring and nobody likes to do it but in the end we all know it’s good for us and saves a lot of headaches in the future.

Here’s an interesting read.

“Almost all hard drives can be recovered. Normally, if the drive is making a ticking or a scratching noise, you can use certain software programs to recover the data. Sometimes, due to age or bad parts, the aperture arm in the hard drive can fail, or the platters can become damaged and lose the data that they hold. If you can’t recover the information with software, you’ll need to send the hard drive off and have it either rebuilt or have technicians recover your data.

Data recovery is always an option, from hard drives that are 2 GB in size to the largest of over 300 GB or more of data. No matter what size hard drive you have, the data can generally be recovered. Keep in mind that if you’ve had a computer crash, you’ll need to send the hard drive off to have the data recovered by technicians.

One of the key benefits of data recovery is the fact that information can also be retrieved from the recycle bin as well. Partition recovery, and even information that has been lost somewhere on the disk can be retrieved as well. Even though it may seem like your data is gone forever – the technicians that specialize in data recovery can retrieve it.” link

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