An Overview about Data Recovery

This Article speaks about the overview of data recovery. Data is an essential resource for any individual on this planet. Digital age is the current age we are in and data is the biggest risk factor. Data Fails, Data Theft, Data loss are the main problems we face today. Every Computer user has to understand that your memory will fail one day and if you do not make an arrangement for it then my friend get prepared to worry. We do not know when we really need the data and at the time of its need if it’s corrupted or not accessible, lead to a lot of stress and frustration.

Data Recovery is the process of salvaging the inaccessible data from the damaged memory drive. The drive can be a hard disk or any other flash drive. There was a time when I never used to take backups and at some point I really needed the data and lost 90{77ab2206a55b584667ea7f1ddfe7d0e89d2e79601d6de23bad4703dffec53bdc} of it. I realised how important data backups are. You can use popular software’s like EaseUS to restore deleted files.

There are 2 main causes for a disk to fail.

1. Physical Damage

Natural disasters, human errors cause physical damages to the disk. An example would be that CD-ROMS are more prone to scratches and becomes unreadable. Most physical damages cannot be repaired. If you are using more CD ROMS or DVD’s make sure you keep it safe without any damage. Hard Disk damages can be repaired if the damage is least but still you cannot identify the actually problem and we may eventually go for a new hard disk. There are plenty of data recovery software that can be used for memory card recovery and flash drive recovery.

2. Logical Damage

Logical Damage is the damage that happens from the software level of the physical disk like firmware errors, corruption, and driver malfunctions etc. Software errors can be corrected most of the time by re-flashing the firmware and resetting the disk but still the data can be inaccessible. Repairing the logical errors cannot be often done by a normal PC user and hence we need to consult the company support to avoid warranty voids.

Phases of Data Recovery

  • Repairing the Hard Drive.
  • Imaging the Drive to a disk image (Cloning).
  • Logical Recovering of files and partitions.
  • Repairing the damaged files that were salvaged.