Our files stored on our computers, smartphones, servers and portable storage devices can mean a great deal to us. In many cases we need this data for projects, work-related tasks or they just hold some of our greatest memories in the form of photos and videos. In either case, losing that data could be devastating for any one of us. This is where data recovery comes, a series of special techniques and technologies can bring even the most stubborn device back to life so we can get our data back.
San Francisco Data Recovery tools for everybody
We’ve all come to love our devices we store data to; hard drives, SD cards, SSDs etc. that have made our lives so much easier, but just like any other piece of hardware they are not immune to failure. It doesn’t matter if we use the latest Seagate (HD) or San disk (SSD), data can be recovered regardless of what happened to the drive. San Francisco data recovery has some of the best equipped facilities to handle all types of recovery scenarios.
Let us explain the types of failures that can occur and render our storage mediums inaccessible:
- Mechanical failure
This is one of the most common causes when it comes to hard drives and SSDs as they can give up the ghost after a few years of intensive use. What can make matters worse is if the hard drive is operating at a high temperature (40C+) which can slowly degrade the integrated magnetic disk that stores the data. Same goes for SSDs – keeping them cool keeps them happy. Moisture and dust can have a damaging effect on our drives so keep them in a cool and dry place preferably at room temperature
- Software failure and logical failure
This can happen due to viruses, power cuts or operating system errors, and we can lose our partitions, and we are locked out of using our files. The best advice is to use a UPS battery for any scenario for desktop computers, because power cuts can damage your operating system and corrupt your files. Using a proper antivirus solution will prevent your files from being deleted, encrypted or corrupted, so we recommend using it in any scenario.
- Physical damage
Hard drives are especially sensitive to physical shocks because of the many moving parts inside of them. This doesn’t just mean that they can get damaged while operating, but also while they are turned off. Handling your desktop and laptop computer and portable hard drives with care will go a long way in preserving the health of your drives. SSDs and SD cards are sensitive to moisture, heat and are somewhat fragile. While an SSD has no moving parts inside, it can still get damaged by moisture and heat.
How does it all work?
Data recovery in San Francisco can help you restore data from any device when our hard drive, SSD or any other device doesn’t want to read our data. We could say that a device needs to be “hacked”. What we are trying to say is that data recovery can be considered hacking – accessing our devices in alternate ways. If we accidently delete our data or if our got somehow corrupted, special software recovery tools can restore that data – no problem right? But how about if our device has suffered some sort of mechanical or physical failure, and is so damaged, it won’t even start? This is where “hacking” comes in. Data recovery engineers have special devices and procedures that they try to access the drive on a hardware level (reading directly off memory chips, magnetic disks and many other ways).
The rule of thumb is to keep your hardware and software be it desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or any other device cool, dry and clean, and it will reward you with years of service. But when you do need data recovery in San Francisco, it will almost always be possible to restore your lost data.