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Services - Data Recovery

 
What can be recovered?

Many people incorrectly assume if they cannot 'see' their data on a computer screen, then the data is gone. This is completely false almost 100% of the time. In fact, 92% of the time, recovery can be performed using relatively less-than-invasive techniques common to logical data recovery. These inexpensive and fast techniques are often confused with open-case removal of platters, which can be very expensive and time-consuming. At Vulcan Data, we strive to educate the community about the difference between logical and physical problems with drives and other media. Even formatting a disk does not remove data. The only way to erase data from a disk is to write data on top of the previous data. This can be quite difficult to do.

Therefore, the fact remains that most data is recoverable, and most recoverable data is easily recoverable with the right tools and techniques. What the user should NEVER do is attempt to re-install an operating system (very common mistake) as this will overwrite data before it can be recovered. If you don't know exactly what you are doing, the only thing that is safe is physically removing the hard drive, installing a new one, and sending the drive to a data recovery professional. Many times data can be 'seen' after a new drive is installed with a new operating system. The failure to boot into an OS is the simple reason the files are missing. Other times, the master file table (MFT) has been damaged to the point that even a new OS and drive cannot be used to 'see' the data. This is truly the time you need to consult a professional.

How to determine how your data is recoverable:

Some hints about your drive and difficulty to recover your data. Difficulty ?Expense is on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the most dificult and expensive

Symptom
Logical Problem
Physical Problem
Difficulty / Expense
System does not boot up
Most likely
possibly
1-10
System does see drive
Most likely
possibly
3-10
Files deleted or lost
Yes
No
1-3
Drive formatted
Yes
No
3-5
Partition Deleted or missing
Most likely
possibly
3-5
Clicking Drive
possibly
Most likely
5-10
Drive does not spin or noisy
possibly
Most likely
5-10
Drive burned
No
Yes
8-10
Drive smashed
No
Yes
8-10
Drive drilled / degaussed
No
Obviously
Mortgage house
       

We have recovered entire disks for some of our clients, and some just needed a handful of files or the baby pictures. The only way to know if your data is there is to call or email us to take a look.

Prevention

The best way to maintain your data is not to lose it......duh! Easier said than done in most cases, and the best laid plans are usually hit by a bus after the laptop gets a latte' shower. We always prefer that you spend money up front to prevent disaster rather than spend 5X that budgeted amount to recover a few crucial files. There are numerous ways to reliably back-up your data, and the preferable method is one that requires little or no thought. Off-site storage and automated back-up are the safest methods, provided that they are setup correctly. Burning a CD once a month is better than nothing.

What can not be recovered?

Believe it or not, most data can be recovered from your hard-drive. The exceptions are few but serious:

  1. Data has been written to the disk in the sectors where the missing data was (files were deleted and not noticed for months)
  2. The disk no longer exists (stolen or melted)
  3. Data is unreadable by any method known to man (badly damaged or scratched disks, or on the Titanic's deck)

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