Data recovery is used to recall or recover data from any storage media facing data loss disaster. Data recovery works in a situation of accidental deletion, hard drive accidental formatting, Windows reinstallation, partition loss, system booting failure and much more. Data Recovery refers to a situation of recovering specific information which becomes inaccessible due to logical or physical damages of the targeted storage device.
What is data recovery?
Recovery of lost data can be performed on the verity of storage media’s including a hard disk drive, solid state drive, USB, laptop or desktop internal hard drive, Flash drive, Memory or SD cards, etc. Different storage devices have one thing in common; they carries set of electronic equipment which may abruptly fail, become damaged or simply stops working and all the stored data may be compromised. Data recovery London will look for the desired files around the storage area of aforementioned storage devices and recover them successfully even if the drive stops working or cannot be normally accessed.
What is Data Loss?
The exact understanding scenario of data loss is as important as recovering your lost data. Data loss word is often misunderstood by the user and hence, results in unsuccessful recovery or permanent data loss. Sometimes, simply deleting files from its stored location doesn’t mean that it has been permanently lost. Instead, it can still be found in recycle bin folder of your system and can be easily restored (right click on the files in recycle bin folder and select ‘Restore’).
Data Loss situations include inaccessibility of storage devices or the files is no longer located on the problem device. Common reasons for data loss will include logical and physical corruption to the drive. After which, it’ll make your data inaccessible or the drive itself become non-accessible.
How data recovery works?
Data stored on the hard drive platters (created using metal oxide) which spins at a rate of 800 to 15000 RPM while read writes actuator arms reads or writes data at very close distances of the platters surface. Failing arms or platters will lead to permanent damages to stored data and thus, make it non-recoverable. With increased demand of storing capacity, manufacturers would try to compress more data within the smaller hard drive surface which makes complex and time-consuming.
Once the data has been deleted from storage devices, it’ll not be permanently deleted. Instead, it’ll continue to exist around the storage device which can be seen and later recovered using data recovery tools or data recovery services. Data recovery employs the powerful algorithm to deeply scan the storage device (storage area of the device) and list all the entries marked as deleted. In other words, data recovery tool will collect pieces of deleted or formatted files from MBR (master boot record) of the storage device and lets user preview files before actual recovery.
In case the files which you are trying to recover has been severely damaged, or any Virus/Trojan had modified the files header content, it’ll no longer be detected by most advanced recovery software. You can ask or contact to data recovery expert and see if they would able to recover your data.