Have a Broken Hard Drive? Your next steps are critical!
Yes passing out could be an option – but not if you want to keep your business or career out of the ditch! The key to dealing with any hard drive file lost is NOT TO PANIC! There are lots of things you can do first before you let yourself hit the floor.
To avoid permanent data loss, you should follow these very important guidelines:
- If your drive is making clicking, grinding or whirring sounds, shut down your computer immediately. These sounds could be the read/write heads hitting or scraping the platters. Severe or complete data loss could result.
- Unplug the power to the computer before removing the hard drive and handle the drive carefully. Hard drives are extremely sensitive to static electricity and physical jarring or jolts.
- If your data is critical, make sure you choose a reputable recovery firm that can properly recover data from physically damaged drives. Even the simplest recovery attempts on a physically damaged drive could render your data unrecoverable.
The first recovery attempt is always the best recovery attempt. At DriveSavers, our engineers use the safest methods available to ensure your data is not lost from repeated recovery attempts.
When disaster strikes:
- If possible, back up the data immediately
- Do not use utility software if the drive makes scraping, tapping, clicking or humming sounds
- Do not power up a device that has obvious physical damage or is making unusual sounds
- Shut down the computer to avoid further damage to the drive and its data
- Do not attempt recovery yourself on severely traumatized drives (i.e., turning the computer off and on, using over-the-counter diagnostic tools). This may cause further damage or permanent data loss
- If you’ve lost critical data, DriveSavers recovery service is your best and safest option
- Never assume data is unrecoverable
- DriveSavers has successfully recovered data from hundreds of thousands of drives with extreme physical and logical damage
Article Source: DriveSaversDataRecovery.com