Data Recovery Myths – What not to do in a DIY Recovery
What is Data Recovery – Overview
Data recovery can be defined as the process of restoring or retrieving digital information or data that is no longer accessible due to reasons such as accidental deletion, hard drive accidental formatting, Windows reinstallation, partition loss, system booting failure or any other known or unknown accidental issues. Data recovery is an activity of recovering specific information from any storage media facing data loss disaster.
Recovery of lost data may be performed on a variety of storage media such as hard disk, solid-state drive, USB, laptop or desktop internal/external hard drive, flash drive, memory cards, SD cards or any other storage media by PC repair Dubai.
What not to do in DIY Recover – Some Instructions
The process of data recovery is quite complicated and technical and it is important to opt for PC repair Dubai services for your data recovery issues. Any attempt in choosing for Do It Yourself or DIY may result in disastrous circumstances. It may result in loss of data permanently or even may lead to irreparable damage to the storage devices where the data was stored.
The following actions or methods of DIY recovery should be avoided at all costs and these include-
• Fixing hard drive by freezing it
One of the common myths that data recovery is possible by putting the hard drive or any storage device in a refrigerator or cooling cabinet resulting in the hard drive to spin freely again leading to data recovery. However, it is a misconception as freezing hard drive results in damaging the magnetic platter and other parts due to condensation and loss of data forever.
• Opening up the hard drive to free stuck parts
Another DIY method adopted by people is opening up the hard drive when the hard drive causes sounds such as clicking and ticking noise because of the spinning parts being stuck. However, opening up the hard drive in a room with the normal environment may result in the damage to the hard drive platter due to dust particles present in the room. Therefore, it would be better to not to open the hard drive and get it repaired through PC repair Dubai.
• Recovery through data recovery software
The third DIY method usually adopted by a majority of people is attempting to recover the data through online/offline data recovery software with some users loading the software onto the damaged drive that includes the stored data they are trying to recover. Such activity or attempt may result in further damage to the hard drive and there is the risk of the data being overwritten.
Finally, it can be concluded that the above-mentioned DIY methods should be avoided at all costs and instead the storage device should be handed over to professional technicians for the data recovery of your device with PC repair Dubai. For more details about data recovery options, you can contact – www.laptoprepairindubai.ae or call them on 04-2513636.