Data Recovery - You Can Get It Back!

Data recovery is a process whereby you can save data and files you accidentally deleted, had eaten by malicious software or viruses, hardware failures, corporate espionage and many more scenarios. Most people believe that when the hard drive crashes their world ends also, but that's not usually the case. In fact 85% of the time the data is recoverable, and at far less trouble and expense than you might fear at first.

It's a wonder something that spins at thousands of times a minute doesn't crash more often than they do, what with all the abuse we heap upon them. When's the last time you did a dust patrol near your drive ports? Hard drives aren't the only data that can be saved too. Zip drives, floppies, DVD's, CD-ROM's and more can be rescued. And sometimes the worst of disasters will yield up results. Technicians regularly extract data from computers that are burned to a crisp. Admittedly this is trickier and more expensive, but it can be done. On woman had her Apple Powerbook sink to the bottom of the Amazon, whereupon tiring of waiting for the salvage operation, she promptly donned her scuba gear, swam down to the sunken boat and retrieved her precious files. She then mailed the whole mess to DriveSavers and they managed to save most of her data, despite being submerged for three days!

Most recoveries aren't nearly as sexy, and can usually be resolved with a software solution, usually by the client his or herself. Off the rack data recovery software is quite good and relatively inexpensive, especially when you compared to the cost of dealing with replacing the lost files. Most data recovery issues stem from human error, roughly 25%. A software solution can run you anywhere from $75-$400, whereas if the problem is too difficult and you have to box it up and send it out, expect to pay between $500-$2000, with the average price of $1000.

The key to remember is that deleted data is usually not gone forever, just maddeningly misplaced. The good news is that recovery can be a mouse click away!

Keith Thompson is the Webmaster of Data Recovery Service offering fast and easy solutions for data recovery.

In The News:

TechRepublic (blog)

Five data recovery tools that could save the day
TechRepublic (blog)
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DriveSavers Delivers Data Recovery Capabilities for SanDisk SSDs
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Kernel Data Recovery Announces The Release Of Kernel For Windows Data ...
Data Storage Connection (press release)
Kernel Data Recovery announces the release of the updated version 14.0 of its popular product Kernel for Windows Data Recovery. The new version supports Windows 8.1 OS and offers quicker data recovery. Noida, UP (PRWEB) - Kernel Data Recovery ...

DriveSavers and SanDisk announce data recovery partnership
DriveSavers are like the MacGyver of data recovery services. If you lose data from your phone, SD card, SSD, HDD, NAS, SAN, or anything inbetween, they can recover it. One of the keys to timely and affordable data recovery are the numerous technical ...

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Kroll Ontrack's Top 10 Data Disasters and Recoveries of 2014
Each year since 2004, Kroll Ontrack, a Minneapolis-based provider of data recovery products and services, compiles a list of its top 10 most unusual data disasters and subsequent recoveries. It's a fun read—especially if you are not one of the examples.

Design World Network

Keeping data safe: how to choose a backup and data recovery solution
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Like so many other industries, manufacturing has become dependent on digital data and the amount of data being generated has exploded. Design files, simulation data, sales systems, parts and assembly files, and ERP data are only some of the valuable ...

Business Cloud News

EMC acquires Maginatics, Spanning to bolster cloud, data recovery strategy
Business Cloud News
EMC has acquired Maginatics and Spanning Cloud Apps in a bid to bolster the company's cloud and data recovery expertise, just a couple of weeks after the company bought OpenStack specialist Cloudscaling. Maginatics offers a software defined storage ...

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Kroll Ontrack UK (press release)

Shadow IT growth 'represents data recovery risk'
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A new piece of research has indicated the risk factor in terms of data recovery that comes from the increasing use of cloud computing. Gigaom Research and CipherCloud conducted the study, which aimed to unearth and make clear the concerns that firms ...

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How to recover data from a failed hard drive or SSD
Macworld UK
If fixing permissions doesn't help, you can still follow the same process to attempt to save the data. But the chances of recovery are far worse. When you delete data, SSDs actively reset their memory to be blank, while HDDs simply ignore any data in a ...

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