When hard drives fail
Many of us have had that experience where, after tapping away for an indeterminate number of hours at that report, assignment or essay trying to get it ready & proofread for an impossible deadline, when all of a sudden the computer crashes… and it’s gone. It can feel like it’s the end of the world.
What if those lost files were your client list, financial accounts, next week’s orders or thesis?
Of course, the best way to avoid such situations is to regularly backup files and check that the backups work. However this advice is not useful when you are in the middle of a data loss crisis with no backup available. If there is physical damage to your hard drive, then you will need the services of a reputable data recovery company with a cleanroom, like that provided by Ontrack Data Recovery services by Kroll Ontrack.
It’s not all bad news
When a hard drive crashes, rendering those crucial files inaccessible, you want to choose a reputable data recovery company that will diagnose the problem and ultimately give you the best chance at a hard drive recovery. But who do you choose?
The diagnosis of a hard drive failure and the subsequent data recovery isn’t as easy as it may sound. Imagine you are a pet owner taking your adored but sick pet to the vet, and after some research you discover there are two options:
- The ‘cheap & cheerful’ vet who can adequately perform common problems, and if the cause of the illness is unknown may unintentionally make the illness worse
- The experienced vet with a proper surgery, 25+ years’ experience and has seen all breeds and their aliments
Who would you trust with your beloved pet?
Now what if your pet was your critical business data? Who should you trust to recover the data lost from your hard drive – The ‘cheap and cheerful’ provider, or the team with over 25 years’ experience in all hard drive makes, models, symptoms and failures.
Who to pick
When speaking to potential hard drive recovery companies, it is essential to ask questions about their experience and their recovery methods. Will they give you the best possible chance for recovery? Like your beloved pet, you really only have one chance at a successful recovery so why would you trust it with the ‘cheap and cheerful’ but inexperienced provider who doesn’t have the right tools or environment for the job? Trust your hard recovery with an experienced provider, like Ontrack Data Recovery services from Kroll Ontrack.